Luke's lighting creations - photo credit Lillie Thompson.
Today we chat to Luke Mills, industrial designer and creator of Melbourne-based lighting brand Lumil.
TDC - Tell us about your brand. What do you do?
Lumil was launched in 2017, I wanted to create a creative lighting brand that encourages material exploration and a certain level of customization within its product ranges. My background is in Industrial design, lighting offers a unique balance between designing a product and sculpture.
TDC - What sets your brand apart?
Collaboration with local manufactures, artisans and designers is value I want to see grow with Lumil.
TDC - What design ethos do you live by?
TDC - What's your favourite product in your range and why?
I developed the Hat Pendants almost 2 years ago. I had begun to meet some reallytalented local manufacturers and artisans and wanted the piece to somehow combine these two worlds in a product.
TDC - What plans do you have for the future?
Lighting design is my main focus this year. I have half a dozen or so lighting concepts sitting around in various forms so I’m looking forward to developing a few of these further. Outside of lighting I will be working on a couple of collaborations with local designers and continuing to design furniture with Life Space Journey, these are always good fun and source of fresh inspiration.