Behind the Lights: Lights Lights Lights
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Lights Lights Lights love light so much, they named it three times. “You will be hard pressed to find humans who love light more than us,” says Danielle Mastro, director at Lights Lights Lights. Drawing on their vast amount of knowledge and experience, the team at Lights Lights Lights provides a lighting design consultancy and lighting solutions for residential and commercial projects, as well as being Remodern’s Melbourne retailer of Bentu Design and BUZAO lights. We spoke with Danielle about Lights Lights Lights and, well, lights lights lights.
Above: Piece Terrazzo Pendant (Image source: Design School)
Danielle, Elias Stavridis and George Stavridis founded the company in 2008. “We had a vision to create a boutique environment where we could talk all things ‘light’ and educate the community on the power of this medium in architecture,” says Danielle. Based in Moonee Ponds, Lights Lights Lights offers a lighting consultation service and provides lighting solutions for domestic and commercial projects. The team shares great enthusiasm for design and their work reflects their passion for innovation, creativity and practicality. “Lighting is more than a means to see. It’s a vessel to express texture, emotion, dimension and space. We throw our hearts into each and every project and we naturally tell the story of the build with light,” Danielle says.
Working with clients from the start to finish of a project, Lights Lights Lights approaches each brief holistically and with a thorough analysis of the project, the architectural intent, and the client’s wishes and personality. The consultants will recommend products and brands that fit the build, purpose and users, rather than trying to meet the client’s needs with a singular brand. “Every build has its own needs and should be assessed and nurtured and approached with customised care,” Danielle explains. “We have more than 200 suppliers and we draw from them all in some capacity because no one answer fits all builds.”
Above: O2 Terrazzo Wall Light (Image source: Alisa & Lysandra)
Lights Lights Lights selects brands, such as Bentu Design and BUZAO, that tell a story. “At the core of each collection is the birthing of an idea, and the object of light tells the tale of that once primitive concept. BUZAO is the perfect example of a range that spoke to our emotions. The natural resource used to form the object is untouched and yet refined. It is raw and minimalist and connects with our sense of purity,” Danielle describes.
The lighting team and its clients also value the relationship to the brand that represents the designers, which in this case, is Remodern. “We have confidence in the story of Bentu and BUZAO because the people behind Remodern exude strength and a natural instinct to connect with their brand. Our clients love the story of the light, but they also appreciate the story of the people behind the lights,” says Danielle.
The raw beauty and timeless design of the lighting is universally loved by Lights Lights Lights clients and their simplicity sees them popularly used in powder rooms, kitchens, bedrooms and clustered in a void. “They are fiercely strong products, yet their scale reflects a softness and delicate tone. They adapt to environments like a chameleon that finds a home no matter where they are placed,” Danielle says.
Illumination is critical to how we experience a space, and we always recommend engaging a lighting specialist at the outset of a project. For more information about Lights Lights Lights, head to their showroom in Moonee Ponds or visit their website.
O2 Terrazzo Wall Light
Alisa & Lysandra
The Foodary – Derrimut
Design: Alisa & Lysandra for Caltex Australia
Photo: Lisa Cohen
Tom Mark Henry
Photo and Design: Tom Mark Henry
Piece pendants – Design School
Styling: Melissa Chatfield, Annaliese Byrne, Amber Bennet, Kathy Giannakopolous, Rachel Portaro and Aneta
Schultz for Design School
Photo: Lachlan Bourchier