Since 1970 the Swiss company Belux has dedicated itself to the light and its components. Founded by Thomas Erloff, Belux pursues the idea of changing our understanding of light and lighting through innovative designs.
Belux understands luminaires as design objects. In the early years, however, Belux lamps were designed for workshops and factories. It was not until later that the idea emerged that Belux luminaires could not only be practical light sources.
Today, Belux supplies luminaires that are shapely and can place commercial objects and private living areas in the right light. At Belux, numerous ideas and concepts are being developed to explore new ways of lighting and lighting design. Perhaps this is the reason why Belux luminaires stand out from other luminaires.
Belux works in collaboration with prestigious designers, who are responsible for the design of new lamp cir- cuits. Hannes Wettstein has already created designs for Belux luminaires, even before he became famous.
However, Belux does not rely exclusively on well-established well-known designers, but rather on the new impulses of the younger generation. In 1984, a design competition was launched by Belux to promote young talents and to incorporate innovative new ideas into production.
However, Belux luminaires also show that light and lighting need not be rigid and inflexible. Frank Gehry, a well-known architect, designed a luminaire series for Belux, which convinced by its enormous changeability. Thus, one did not acquire a static lighting system, but a large number of lighting variants.
Although Belux luminaires naturally convince by their aesthetics and vision, Belux also loses its sense of functionality: both in terms of energy savings as well as in the area of light concepts, Belux is engaged.
The precision, which is accustomed to Swiss movements, can also be expected from the products at Belux. Belux lamps are characterized by high demands on processing, quality and, above all, a great understanding of lighting and design.
Thus the lamp becomes not only the light-emitting element, but also the design object and perhaps also part of modern contemporary art.