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About SONNEMAN – A Way of Light

As the leader in design and manufacturing of sophisticated contemporary lighting, SONNEMAN enjoys a reputation for exemplifying the best in modern design. SONNEMAN drives its vision in the many product applications that the company produces in pursuit of its mission to create illumination from the art of technology®. The company has moved extensively to electronic illuminating technology of LEDs, representing over 95% of its product introductions. The company has an extensive product line of thousands of SKUs. SONNEMAN continues to develop and introduce over 100 new products annually. The company has introduced new product segments, such as outdoor lighting under the Inside-Out™ brand, which crosses over interior and exterior lighting, and Suspenders®, an infinitely expandable decorative architectural lighting system.

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"I continue a lifelong commitment to push the boundaries of modern design in pursuit of achieving the very best of what’s next."

- Robert Sonneman

“I am driven by what’s next. I am curious and challenged and excited to discover the odyssey that is design.”


– Robert Sonneman

About Robert Sonneman

SONNEMAN -- A Way of Light is closely connected to Robert Sonneman, the designer, and his commitment to modern ideals, innovation, and the extraordinary quality that is the promise of the brand.

Award winning and acclaimed for clean lines and innovative approaches, many of Sonneman's sleek, functionalist lighting designs have become classics of the modern era. Sonneman has been at the forefront of modern design for five decades, and his award-winning designs have become classics of the Modern era. Inspired by modern architecture, applying the functionalist discipline of Bauhaus, Sonneman introduced a modernist aesthetic to lighting in the mid 1960s. He challenged old dictums and revolutionized an industry. He combined form with function in innovative ways, and introduced new forms and function, creating dramatic contemporary designs that make… SONNEMAN – A Way of Light. 

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