Sofie Refer was born in Denmark in1974. In 2003 she graduated from the Danish Design School, department of Product Design. Sofie Refer is partner and Creative Director of Refer + Staer Aps, a Danish design lighting company offering exclusive design lighting. Her designs are based on Scandinavian simplicity combined with an extravagant look. Throughout her professional life she has focused on working with lighting design, as she is fascinated by light in all aspect and is convinced that lighting is the most important and powerful aspect in all environments. She creates lighting design with the deepest respect and passion for light and through that process she constantly seeks for new ways to play with and express light by using new technology components and light sources.