Luceplan believes that lighting must not only be functional but should be a source of well-being. This is why they chose ‘Made in Light’ as their slogan to express that light is universal and unites people worldwide. They also believe in quality and sustainable products, which is why all Luceplan lamps are created with energy efficiency in mind. This means Luceplan lamps are energy-efficient during use, and when they reach the end of their service life, they’re easy to dispose of ethically and sustainably.
Luceplan lighting range
Luceplan - History & Milestones
Luceplan was founded in Milan in 1978 by three young architects Riccardo Sarfatti, Sandra Severi and Paolo Rizzatto. Now, it's one of the best-known designer lighting manufacturers in the world. And since May 2000, the company has been part of the Philips home lighting division.
Luceplan began as a small designer of sophisticated lighting technology. However, Riccardo Sarfatti was able to bring in the experience of his father, Gino Sarfatti, who, as the founder of Arteluce, was a pioneer of modern Italian lighting.
When Alberto Meda joined only three years after the creation of Luceplan, the innovative brand was strengthened further. As a passionate experimenter with a background as an engineer specialising in plastics, Alberto brought new ideas into product development. Together with Paolo Rizzatto, they created some of the company's most recognisable lamps.
To this day, Luceplan still attracts the most talented designers from all over the world, who continue the company's tradition of creating lights with unmistakable character.
Luceplan - from Italy to the world
Luceplan’s unique designer lamps combine beauty and perfection with the highest performance standards. Three factors always flow into all creations: experience, research and innovation. This combination of factors gave rise to Luceplan’s characteristic industrial designs and allowed the Milan-based company to expand its status from a developer of Italian designer lamps to a global leader. So much so that Luceplan sells its products in over 1,800 branches and flagship stores in design hotspots worldwide, with exports making up almost 80% of sales.
Luceplan - product range & product features
Luceplan lamps are modern, slim and aesthetically pleasing. They stand out in any room thanks to their design and functionality, whether the light is switched on or not.
Luceplan creates lighting for both indoor and outdoor settings. But they’re not just perfect for the home. They’re ideal for public places, too, with Luceplan design classics appearing in museums, churches, architecture studios, schools, shopping centres, shops and restaurants. Their products are also famous for lighting offices, conference rooms and hotels.
And if that wasn’t enough, the Luceplan designers create products like Blow, which incorporates a lamp into a ceiling fan.
Luceplan – collaborations
Luceplan has been part of the home lighting division of Philips Lighting since 2010, which has resulted in a winning combination of the latest lighting technology and Italian design art. A highlight of this cooperation is the translucent shade of the Costanzina lamp which showcases the 16-million Philips Hue colours in a breathtaking light show.
But it’s not just Phillips that Luceplan collaborates with. They also work with EmdeDesign, the studio of Frankfurt artist Thomas Em¬de. And it was this partnership that created and presented an OLED lamp for the first time at the Light+Building trade fair in 2014.
Prizes and awards
Luceplan has been awarded many international design prizes. These include the most important Italian industrial design prize, Compasso d'Oro ADI. And it’s an award they’ve won seven times - the first in 1981 for the D7 wall and ceiling lamp by Paolo Rizzatto and Sandro Colbertaldo. Luceplan has also been awarded the GoodDesign Chicago and Design Plus Frankfurt design prizes, the Red Dot Design Award and the European Community Design Prize. The Costanza, On-off and Mix lamps have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York since 2010.
Luceplan – series and classics
Luceplan’s portfolio includes a variety of design lamps for indoor and outdoor use that focus on unusual and functional design alongside quality workmanship. The Costanza, Hope and Berenice lamp series are considered true Luceplan classics.
The Costanza series - available as a floor, table, ceiling, wall and pendant lamp - is one of Luceplan's best-known designs and is considered the company's first great success. Created in 1986 by designer Paolo Rizzatto, the focus here is on simple light and strict design. Thanks to the glare-free, translucent lampshade made of wafer-thin polycarbonate, it provides pleasant light. Originally in white, Costanza is also available in soft, pastel shades (Mezzo Tono collection) and bold, dynamic colours (Radieuse collection). The rod on the lampshade is a striking detail. And due to the extensive Costanza collection, it manages to look modern and classic simultaneously.
In 2006, Costanza got two big sisters called Grande Costanza and Grande Costanza Open Air - both of which are real Luceplan classics. Available with a switch or sensor rod for dimming, the Grande Costanza is for indoors only. While the Grande Costanza Open Air is specifically designed to provide patios and gardens with light efficiently and elegantly.
In 2008, the curved floor lamp Lady Costanza joined the family. The light is elegant and flexible thanks to its adjustable telescopic stand and 360° rotation. The height and width of the Lady Costanza can be adjusted according to personal taste and requirements.
Finally, in 2014, the Costanza LED was born. The Costanza owes its high performance to LED technology. The LED module with its aluminium heat sink harmonises perfectly with the classic lampshade made of polycarbonate. And thanks to the dimming function, the lamp is perfect for both intensive and atmospheric lighting.
Hope was created in 2009 by Francisco Gomez Paz and Paolo Rizzatto. A year later, it was awarded the GoodDesign Chicago design prize and the Red Dot Design Award. This was followed in 2011 by the Compasso d'Oro ADI Award. The flat polycarbonate Frenzel lenses look like delicate petals and have an extraordinary reflective and light refractive capacity which enhances the effect of the light while reducing energy consumption. And with floor, wall, ceiling and pendant lamp versions available, it’s one of the most versatile creations in the Luceplan range.
The delicate Berenice desk lamp was designed in 1985 by Alberto Meda and Paolo Rizzatto and is famous for being the lamp of choice in the offices of the New York Times. The lamp head can be rotated 360° so the light beam can be directed as desired. The reflector is made of aluminium or pressed glass and emits light ideal for reading and working by. Depending on the space, the Berenice lamp can also be mounted onto a wall. With its light-emitting diodes, it can produce exceptional light with relatively low energy consumption.
Country of origin: Italy
Year of foundation: 1978
Founders: Riccardo Sarfatti, Sandra Severi und Paolo Rizzatto
Compasso d’Oro ADI | Red Dot Design Award | Design Plus Frankfurt | GoodDesign Chicago | Museum of Modern Art, New York | European Community Design Prize
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