Lighting Powerlist 2023 – LIGHT & LIVES
Light & Lives is an ambience consultant and distributor based in Dubai that specialises in lighting, furniture, acoustics, and decorative things. Since its inception in 2019, the firm has executed over 270 design-centric projects throughout the region, encompassing different disciplines such as residential, hospitality, and commercial spaces. The product range offers a wellbalanced solution between quality, design, usefulness, and affordability, with over 90 worldwide famous companies, including 60+ speciality lighting makers.
The team at Light & Lives recognises how important design is to the way its clients live, work, and feel, which is why they are passionate about assisting them in making the correct decisions. Every day, they are motivated by a single goal: to make a positive difference in the lives of their clients by improving their well-being with appropriate lighting solutions.
To stay up with an ever-changing region, the firm continually seeks to be one step ahead of the game, always pushing to be better at what they do. Their future goals include the creation of a one-of-a-kind online tool to meet the needs of design professionals.
Light & Lives, a one-of-a-kind boutique lighting design studio, furniture and items store, attempts to communicate these principles via design and innovation. Their primary goal is to tailor humancentric solutions with the correct ingredients to create a setting that oozes warmth and positivity.
Afsal Mohamed, Founder, Light & Lives: “These are really exciting times for the design world with a plethora of interesting concepts popping up around the region. To be able to collaborate with our counterparts from the design world on this is always an amazing experience; be it from a learning perspective, to being pushed to always challenge ourselves. There’s always room to blur boundaries with creating experiences through lighting and we’re blessed to have had the opportunity to work with some of the best in the industry in this regard. Our principle at Light & Lives has always been to care about the design story being told in the space and work around it. I think our recent projects, client feedback and the launch of our concept store ‘Counterculture’ have been a testament to this. Looking forward, we have some very interesting projects in the pipeline which we are stoked about being involved in and also have a one-of-a-kind lighting specification tool being developed for our e-commerce platform, aimed to help designers and clients in lighting selections as per their needs.”
“WE HAVE SOME INTERESTING PROJECTS IN THE PIPELINE W H I C H W E A R E E X C I T E D T O B E P A R T O F , A S W E L L A S A O N E – O F – A – K I N D L I G H T I N G S P E C I F I C A T I O N T O O L B E I N G B U I L T F O R O U R E – C O M M E R C E P L A T F O R M , AIMED TO HELP DESIGNERS AND CLIENTS IN LIGHTING SELECTIONS BASED ON THEIR NEEDS.”
Light & Lives has received numerous accolades for its acclaimed Blind Tiger project in Dubai, including the Light Middle East Awards 2023 and Design Middle East 2022.