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
United Kingdom
Phone +44 (0) 20 7498 6111
Fax +44 (0) 20 7498 6408

Light Bureau AS
C/o Mesh AS
Tordenskiolds Gate 3
0160 Oslo
Phone +47 454 78 101


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:


Top 40 Lighting Designers Under 40


Lighting magazine recently celebrated 40 years in publication and to mark the occasion, at the Lighting Design Awards published a list of the 40 most promising lighting designers under 40. We are very happy to announce that Light Bureau’s Associate Designer Joe Vose was included in this prestigious list of international designers.

Drawing up the list, Lighting Magazine acknowledges the contribution of a new generation of lighting designers who are  “more driven, diverse, collaborative, curious, global, tech-savvy and passionate” than ever before.

Joe Vose says “I feel extremely honoured to be included amongst the quality of individuals on this list. I’m grateful that  my contribution has been recognised in this way.  It’s also a credit to those close to me who have supported and inspired me to aim higher.  It’s part of my nature to look forward, and I hope that the next group of 40 under 40 will look to exceed the collective achievements of my peer group and to continue to push the boundaries of our profession.”

Joe has made a growing contribution to the London and International lighting scene, speaking at events such as the ILP’s ‘How to Be Brilliant’ series, Surface Design Show’s ‘Light School’, PLDC in Rome, the forthcoming IALD Enlighten conference in Mexico this Autumn and creating the #MakeSomeLights workshop series.  As well as contributing significantly to life at Light Bureau, Joe was the lead designer for the CMS office project with MCM Architecture and KKS, which recently won the BCO ‘Best Fit Out Award’ London & SE region.

Paul Traynor says ” In a growing profession it has become ever harder to stand out from other lighting designers, but Joe has distinguished himself by being an innovator and resourceful contributor within our industry. We’re proud of him and we are happy that his talents have been recognised by other people beyond Light Bureau and our clients, who continue to trust in his ideas and judgment.”

Tune in 12/04 – the Future of Lighting Design


Philips Lighting is hosting an exciting roundtable discussion about the Future of Lighting Design with Paul Traynor of Light Bureau, Neil Skinner of SKR Lighting Design and Tapio Rosenius of Lighting Design Collective. Three inspiring and different contributions to a crucial and on-going debate.

You don’t want to miss this, tune in on Tuesday 12/04 for the full discussion.