In the lead up to the ultimate industry edit – the Indesign x Habitus x LightCo #Salone2017 Review – we take the time to introduce you to our illustrious panel of speakers one by one! This week: LightCo founder, Roy Doron.
May 12th, 2017
Roy Doron began his career in 1996 in the retail lighting sector in Johannesburg, South Africa. A few years later he went into partnership with an interior architect firm where his natural spacial and design skills flourished.
Working on projects in the casino, telco, hospitality, retail, commercial and residential sectors, he was soon regarded as one of the top lighting designers and specifiers in that market and this was evident by the prestigious projects awarded and completed.
In 2004 Roy immigrated to Sydney. It was within a few weeks of arriving that a Victorian based company hired and entrusted him to set up and run their first office outside of Melbourne, specialising in professional grade landscape lighting products and services.
After 2 years, and having helped to establish a stable, industry recognised and profitable business, Roy felt it was time to start his own venture, and in 2006 LightCo was born.
At first, LightCo specialised in importing and distributing exterior only lighting products and wholesaling to retail stores across the country.
A few years later, both the products and brands diversified to include interior and exterior decorative lights.
In 2011, Roy opened his first Sydney showroom where he again diversified the business and started representing his products to the A&D community across Australia.
Exhibiting nationally at numerous design based trade events, it was clear that LightCo had found its way, and with the A&D industry quickly demonstrating trust in the company, Roy began to build brand LightCo.
In 2012, Roy (as chief designer) founded his own boutique lighting brand, Lighting Republic. Today LR is a collection of timeless styles and exceptional quality products produced by artisan manufacturers across Asia. Lighting Republic currently sells in Australia and internationally.
In 2016 Roy created a 220m2 flagship lighting showroom in the heart of Sydney’s burgeoning design precinct – Alexandria’s Collins Street. This space dramatically showcases LightCo’s extensive brand and service offerings to both wholesale and design clients alike.
The Indesign x Habitus x LightCo #Salone17 Review
WHEN: Thursday, May 18 2017 at 6pm for a 6:30pm start
WHERE: Hosted at the LightCo Showroom, 100 Collins Street, Alexandria
PANEL HOST: Stephen Todd
FEATURING: Adele Bates, Todd Hammond, Henry Wilson, Roy Doron
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