Hi! Today’s focus will be on Satelight, a Melbourne based lighting company. Their product design comes to life with recyclable materials. Sustainably grown mountain ash, plantation plywood or recycled PET are some examples.
Duncan Ward, the lead designer, formed his company in 1998. Satelight’s has grown not only in Australia but also overseas. With the Australian design always in mind, 80% of their work is made locally and the remainder being outsourced.
He says “Satelight has always been a designer/makers studio, we love experimenting with new materials and developing our designs.
Satelight has industrial designers and artists as part of our team and we also collaborate with other Australian designers. Where we can, we source local and make local as it keeps valuable skills and industry here.”
Satelight’s have various inspirations but the most important is recycling. They are so proud and passionate about their range; they work their best in order to send their products to every place on earth.
“Our philosophy is think small to make it big. Many of our clients want massive feature fittings, we do this by making smaller fittings that connect together to form a bigger design.”, says Duncan.
Once they had the problem of sending six boxes overseas. What have they done? They sent one box of disassembled lighting components, made an instructional video for assembly and they save the day!
Look for their products. You will love them and Earth will love you!