Satelight’s light fittings are designed and manufactured locally
April 1st, 2013
The recent resurgence of ‘thinking local’ is something Melbourne’s Satelight welcome – they’ve been doing it for years. Specialising in consultation, design, documentation and manufacturing, Satelight’s company philosophy involves a strong belief in nourishing and utilising the skills of talented Australians.
Satelight Universe Wall Light
Their light fittings are designed locally, but Satelight’s forward thinking doesn’t just stop at fostering the local design industry. In response to the high demand for customisation, Satelight has embraced local manufacturing, too. All of their luminaire products are made to order, allowing for any particular architect/designer requests.
Satelight Universal Wall Light production
Satelight keeps control over production of their lights, so elements can potentially be customised, including colour, materials and shape. The team feels that local production is the way to go, and with standard production lead times of 4-6 weeks, their clients would agree – a prestigious list which includes Myer, Microsoft, Origin Energy, Sony, Virgin, Woolworths and McDonalds.
Filament from the Aëon Illumination range production
Satelight’s local manufacturing capabilities include soft lampshade production, wire work, metal spinning, paint finishing, laser cutting and CNC routing. Their in-house lighting design team is headed by award-winning designer Duncan Ward, a qualified lighting engineer with a design and media background.
Filament from the Aëon Illumination range, final product
The design team are present through every stage of the production process. This ensures that the designs function as imagined, from concept development to prototyping and manufacturing.
Satelight Crush production
Bespoke light fittings are also part of Satelight’s repertoire, with interior architects and designers supplying them with unique feature lighting designs. The Mon Komo Hotel is a standout example – working closely with the interior designers, Satelight created custom rope light rings. Their production team manufactured three rings of 1.8m diameter and one ring of 3.1 metre diameter, and these were freighted to the site in Queensland.
Tajine Tall from the Aëon Illumination range production
Investing in Australians and supporting local talent is a key value for Satelight, and with their local design and production capabilities, their clients welcome many advantages.
Tajine Tall from the Aëon Illumination range, final product
Hero Image: Satelight bespoke light fittings for Mon Komo Hotel, Queensland
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