Light as Craft


Light Bureau is an award-winning Lighting Design & Consulting studio.
Established in 1999, we specialise in Strategic Light Consulting, Project Design & Delivery and Product Development.

We work worldwide with architectural design partners and clients who value innovative application of lighting techniques & technology, design integrity and a collaborative working style.  Based in London & Oslo and wholly independent, our international team draws from a range of disciplines enabling us to provide a diversity of light related solutions.

Our value lies in our ability to produce User-Centric Designs whilst meeting the manifold needs of all stakeholders.  At the core of our design approach is what we call Resourceful Creativity.  This, in conjunction with execution excellence, is how we produce Light as Craft™.

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Strategic Consulting

Drawing on our extensive knowledge of Light, we enable Organisations & Communities to meet strategic objectives.  Services include Urban Master-Planning, Multi-Site Lighting Strategy Formulation and Brand Identity Underpinning.

Project Design & Delivery

Our scope of expertise ranges from strategic Concept Development through to Detailed Design & Project Delivery. Contexts range from Public Realm to Residential.

Product Development

Working with carefully selected manufacturing partners, we design & develop both Bespoke Project Solutions and Innovative New Products.  We combine insightful knowledge of user and client requirements with an independent take on the value of existing & future technologies.


For more examples of our work, please download our Practice Profile


Light Bureau Limited
7F Hewlett House
Havelock Terrace
London SW8 4AS
Phone +44 (0) 20 7498 6111
Fax +44 (0) 20 7498 6408


Light Bureau is always interested to hear from exceptional designers looking to join our team. We have a diverse international portfolio and we welcome outstanding individuals at all levels. We have frequent internship opportunities. 

If our work appeals to you and you are ready for a fresh challenge in a stimulating and positive environment, please contact our operations manager at the following address:


Irish Design 2015 meets LFA


2015 is the year of Irish Design and as part of London Festival of Architecture, four highly regarded emerging Irish Practices is presented through New Horizon_architecture from Ireland. Light Bureau is proud to be collaborating with Hall McKnight architects on the Yellow Pavilion, which will be exhibited at Lewis Cubitt Square, King’s Cross for the duration of the festival.

The Yellow Pavilion is manufactured from a kit of pieces cut from boards and assembled in units – it is an exploration of how the phenomenon of the city is assembled from individual pieces. LED Linear and Architectural FX are supporting the event and sponsoring the lighting for the pavilion.

The Pavilion opens tonight and will play host to talks, performances and events with other emerging talent in contemporary Irish design culture.

Happy Birthday LB Scandinavia


Our Scandinavian office is celebrating its 1-year anniversary today, 1st June. We have formed many new and exciting relationships and our first handful of projects are nearing completion. We would like to mention a couple of these and thank all of our wonderful design partners for a great collaboration so far:

The Fantastic Tree:
Working with industrial designers Pivot, interaction designer Nick Stevens, artist Kevin Iris, graphic designers at Commando Group and exhibition designer Ole Martin Lislevand, the exhibition “the Fantastic Tree” at the Norwegian Forestry Museum is taking shape. The exhibition tells the story of how a tree works, its different parts and how the different seasons affect it. At the heart of the space stands a full size tree made out of 800 aluminium tubes, and equally many points of light. Our task is to bring the tree and the space to life.

Lundin HQ:
Swedish Oil and Gas giant Lundin is expanding into a new office space in Lysaker, Norway. We are involved in the lighting for the reception space and the kinetic installation called Breaking the Surface. The kinetic installation has already been widely featured in the design press on pages such as Arch Daily and Wired. We are collaborating closely with interior architects IARK, brand designers Scandinavian Design Group and architects Design og Interiør on the project.

We will keep working with the most exciting and innovative design studios in the region and we are looking forward to year two! Watch this space for more project announcements coming soon.


Photo and project credits:
Project: Breaking the Surface (ONS)
Photo: Michael Ray Vera Cruz Angeles
Design by: Scandinavian Design Group, James A. Fox / Abida, Ctrl+N / KONTUR, Intek, Pivot.