Luceplan Modern Lighting
Luceplan was set up with the object of creating and producing interior and exterior lighting and to enhance the quality of living. Energy saving is therefore a top priority and cannot be confined to the ratio of lighting to energy consumption: it must embrace the environmental compatibility of our whole operation – from choice of materials to the manufacturing process, from product durability to product maintenance.If an object is to last, it needs to be beautiful as well as technologically sound. But a long-lasting product also offers better environmental compatibility and it outlives fashions.
Environment & Design
For Luceplan sustainability means research and innovation, the constant factors in its history. It is no mere chance that Luceplan was the first company in the lighting sector to introduce materials and technologies that met ecological requirements, which were widely used later. The same occurred with LEDs that were borrowed from “other” select production sectors – after careful work performed in cooperation with designers to remove all bonds – to achieve a lighting performance that was comparable with traditional light sources, while maintaining the added value of low consumption and high flexibility. Or again for the small photovoltaic cells designed for outdoor devices. Commitment for the environment has won Luceplan several international acknowledgements, numbering the European award Lights of the Future assigned to the table lamp Mix by Alberto Meda and Paolo Rizzatto, which was also proposed by Legambiente for the prize Innovazione Amica dell’Ambiente, not to mention the presence of its fixtures in “green” buildings throughout the world, like the New York Times Building designed by Renzo Piano. The LED Berenice plays the protagonist on writing desks in its offices.
Formed in 1978, Luceplan cements the idea of three architects, Riccardo Sarfatti, Paolo Rizzatto and Sandra Severi who wished to consolidate the experience developed during their long-standing collaboration with Gino Sarfatti, founder of Arteluce. He was an experimenter and acclaimed innovator in the sector of lighting fixtures. These are the noble roots, but the story we wish to relate does not follow a chronological sequence of events in the company’s growth, but rather ‘highlights’ constancies in it’s evolution. A history marked by well-defined constant factors from the very start – experimentation, research and quality, by a philosophy focused on creating “beautiful items for the public at large” and by an attitude, a discrete refinement that has never been lost over the years. This is the mark left on lighting fixtures that have not been designed for short-lived wonder, but to be the natural outlet of a continuous, ongoing drive dedicated to the essence of every project, a fastidious care of detail and steady improvement. The result of this consistent experimentation that in turn implies skilled technological research. On May 2010 Luceplan has become part of the Philips Lighting Consumer Luminaires business.
The term ecosustainability, which is widely used today, has always been an intrinsic part of Luceplan’s DNA.