The Makers

Meet the makers behind your favorite designs.

Marcel Wanders on Passion, Inspiration and Humanistic Design

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We interviewed Wanders in New York during the Lumens Design Experience to hear more about the legen…
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New Design Leadership at SONNEMAN: Nuno Pires da Silva

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Stepping into lead the design studio is Nuno Pires da Silva with a bold new vision for the lighting…
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Design Retrospective: A Tribute to Verner Panton

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From his deep roots in Danish design to forward-looking approach and pop-art creations, we adore Ve…
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Foscarini’s Carlo Urbinati Finds the Key to Success is Freedom

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Indeed, since it was established, Foscarini has been a company without a factory, one that is there…
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The Utopia of Reality: A Q+A with Paolo Rizzatto

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Discover how Paolo Rizzatto’s profound design philosophy, shaped by mid-century Italy, is red…
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Barovier&Toso: Over 700 Years of Italian Design Tradition

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A history and interview of Murano glass lighting maker with over 700 years of tradition.
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Piero Lissoni Has Some Thoughts on Form Versus Function 

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An interview with Lissoni to discover what still inspires the legendary designer, and how his Itali…
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Best in Glass: The Heritage and Innovation of Vistosi

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Vistosi is an Italian glassmaking company 500 years in the making. We go behind the designs in this…
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Designer Sportsmanship: A Q+A with Marc Sadler

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From studying industrial aesthetics to designing motorcycle pads and gelato machines, Marc Sadler i…
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Q+A with Federico Palazzari, CEO of Nemo

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Nemo Lighting CEO and designer Federico Palazzari discusses inspiration, integration and the sustai…
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Creating Light from Wood: A Q+A with Stickbulb

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From its studio-showroom in New York City, Stickbulb is hard at work “making the most with th…
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David Trubridge, Pioneer of Sustainable Design

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Designer David Trubridge draws inspiration from our natural surroundings, traditional cultures and …
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Around the Bend: A Q+A with Gaurav Nanda of Bend Goods

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Bend Goods’ quirky metal furniture and furnishings bring a Palm Springs vibe in all the right ways.…
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Pushing the Boundaries: The Designers Behind B&B Italia

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Explore the bright minds behind one of the world’s best-loved luxury furniture brands, B&…
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On Matière Première: Samuel Lambert of Lambert & Fils

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Led by founder and artistic director Samuel Lambert, the Montreal, Canada-based atelier is home to …
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From Brooklyn to B-Corp: A Q+A with RBW

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Friends and graduates of Rhode Island School of Design, Theo Richardson, Charles Brill and Alexande…
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The Creative Craftsmanship of Nani Marquina

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Nani Marquina tells us more about her brand, its sustainability initiatives and what keeps her crea…
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Lucie Koldova: Bohemian Rhapsody in Glass

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Brokis’ design process is art director and designer Lucie Koldova shares her creative process, the …
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At a Fork in the Road, Take Both Paths: Patricia Urquiola

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A self-proclaimed eclectic, varied and diverse designer, Patricia Urquiola aspires to the highest s…
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From Leaf to Light: Rosie Li Studio

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An interview with Rosie Li, designer and owner of Rosie Li Studio.
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A Q+A with Sandy Chilewich

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Founder-designer Sandy Chilewich tells us about her innovations, inspirations and how she kept thin…
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Ray Eames: The Foremother of Good Design

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Though rarely in the spotlight, Ray Eames was as strong a force in modern design as her partner Cha…
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Martine Bedin: Founding Member of the Memphis Group

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An interview with Memphis Group founding member Martine Bedin on the roots of the group and her per…
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Greta Grossman: The Face of Swedish Modernism

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Discover Swedish modernist legend Greta Grossman’s influence on California Modern style and t…
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Fritz Hansen: Celebrating 150 Years of Rational, Emotional Design 

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For 150 years, functionality, rationality and the courage to be emotional about design has led the …
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Ib Kofod-Larsen: The Poetics of Balanced Design

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Amongst the great creators of the Golden Age of Danish design lived Ib Kofod-Larsen, a man dedicate…
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A Retrofuturespective: 20 Years of Tom Dixon Studio

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From a funk band’s bass-playing backbone to designer extraordinaire, Tom Dixon has always been a bi…
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Mischa Couvrette of hollis+morris

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Mischa Couvrette of Toronto-based design studio hollis+morris talks about how he got started in des…
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A Conversation with Jason Miller, Founder of Roll & Hill

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Jason Miller, the founder of lighting company Roll & Hill, available exclusively at Lumens, ha…
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The Bright Angle

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Founded by Nick Moen as a pottery studio in Asheville, NC, The Bright Angle has launched a lighting…
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Bertjan Pot

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Bertjan Pot is a modern design luminary who likes to let his work speak for itself. Luckily we were…
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Petite Friture Goes Big: A Conversation with Founder Amelie du Passage  

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Parisian brand Petite Friture was founded in 2009 by Amelie du Passage with the intent to “make goo…
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Maximalism to the Max: Kelly Wearstler

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Inspired by the fashions and gold-plated architecture of eras past, Kelly Wearstler juxtaposes mate…
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Queen of the Curve: An Interview with Zaha Hadid

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An architect and designer with a foundational background in mathematics, Zaha Hadid’s designs range…
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A Q+A with Scott Richler of Gabriel Scott

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We caught up with Scott Richler, co-founder of Gabriel Scott, to talk design process, cuboctahedron…
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Lighting the Way: A Q+A with Robert Sonneman

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For more than six decades, New York City-based lighting designer Robert Sonneman has been at the fo…
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American Glamour: A Q+A with Jonathan Adler

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Jonathan Adler’s designs blend a highbrow sense of humor and irony with colorful, contemporary styl…
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A Glimpse Inside the Enchanting World of Marcel Wanders

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With a portfolio that spans everything from provocative lighting and bold furniture designs to surr…
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Nina Masó of Santa & Cole

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An interview with Santa & Cole co-founder Nina Masó on the Barcelona-based “…small indep…
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Ramón Esteve + Harmonious Design

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Ramón Esteve finds the design process to be just as important as the end result—without the experie…
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From Tam Tam to Discoco: How Marset Designs Come to Life

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What began as a foundry in 1942 transformed into Marset Illuminación in 1965, and for the last half…
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Martyn Lawrence Bullard

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Full of elegance and panache, Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s Hollywood-esque style doesn’t come as a su…
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George Nelson: The Father of Mid-Century Modern Design

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The father of mid-century modern design, George Nelson created the iconic Bubble Lamp amongst many …
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ANDlight

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In 2013, three Vancouver, British Columbia–based designers—Matt Davis, Caine Heintzman, and Lukas P…
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KDLN

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Known for its sculptural lighting designs, KDLN collaborates with designers to create fixtures that…
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Kuzco New York City Studio

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Lead Designer Ryan Pauly established the Kuzco New York City Studio in the heart of the Garment Dis…
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Bover: A Wonderful Coincidence

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In the heart of Spain’s creative community, Joana Bover and her talented team bring the Bover brand…
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Renaissance Radical: Designer Michele De Lucchi

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Designing for brands like Artemide and through his own studio, Produzione Privata, Michele de Lucch…
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Ernesto Gismondi: A Retrospective

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Ernesto Gismondi was the founder of the pioneering Artemide Group. His legacy brought iconic design…
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Øivind Slaatto and the Nature of Harmony in Design

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We spoke with Øivind from his Copenhagen studio about design, music, the Fibonacci Sequence and his…
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Celebrating Lilly Reich, Co-Designer of the Barcelona Chair

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Bauhaus master Lilly Reich was even more influential than we thought: The design powerhouse has rec…
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A Q+A with Carlotta de Bevilacqua

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We talk with Carlotta de Bevilacqua about wellness through light, the future of lighting design and…
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A Life Designed: Achille Castiglioni

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A discussion of the life, designs and design influence provided by the late, great Achille Castigli…
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Poul Henningsen + The PH Artichoke

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The PH Artichoke was an instant favorite when introduced in 1958 and remains one of legendary desig…
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FLOS: Icons + Innovations

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Exploring the history of iconic lighting brand, FLOS, by highlighting some of its iconic designs fr…
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Louis Poulsen’s Modern Spin on History: PH Septima

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Louis Poulsen’s designs are tailored to reflect and support the rhythm of natural light. Every deta…
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Gan Rugs

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Creative director Mapi Millet and featured designer Charlotte Lancelot give us an inside look into …
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