Our story begins in Soho, London in 2017. At the time, we struggled to find the right lighting for our own renovation projects, refurbishing historical buildings in one of the capital’s most characterful neighbourhoods. Passionate about interior design and with a firm belief in the transformative power of lighting, we saw an opportunity to create beautiful lighting, switches and sockets that were inspired by period properties yet made for modern living.
We like to think of ourselves as a modern bottega, combining technological production and craftsmanship. Our design, both internal and for third parties, is based on an approach that pays equal attention to the macro and micro scale, to the design context as well as to detail, and which, with an inductive method, develops its solutions from everyday needs and experiences. Three-dimensional printing with its potential and continuous evolution is our superpower.
The story begins in 1991. When Denis Marcel , passionate about beautiful wooden furniture and in love with Madagascar, decides to market rosewood parasols. Very quickly, he decided to found a company which he called “Les Jardins du bout du monde” in homage to Madagascar.
Signify is the world leader in lighting. We provide professional customers and consumers with quality products, systems and services. And our connected lighting offerings bring light and the data they collect to devices, places and people - redefining what light can do and how people use it. Our innovations contribute to a safer, smarter more sustainable world.