As of one of the pioneers for modern lighting, Robert Sonneman helped to make it into an art form. World renowned and acclaimed for clean lines and alliance to form and function, his world-famous, award-winning designs have been at the forefront of the design world for over four decades.
Robert introduced sleek, new functionalist lighting designs in the 60s and 70s that have become classics of the modern era. SONNEMANs sensibilities and prolific design vocabulary extend through the modern architectural and decorative genres of the 20th century and forward to the contemporary diversity of the 21st. Since 1967 Roberts work has been displayed by the Museum of Modern Art, Chicago Art Institute, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, UCLA Exhibition on Design, Karnette County Art Museum and the Houston Contemporary Arts Museum. Robert has participated and lectured at Stanford University, Pratt School of Architecture, Parsons School of Design, Philadelphia College of Art and UCLA. He was also a contributor on Chrysler and Toyota projects at the Art Center, Pasadena College of Design, and served on the Nissan Design Advisory Board.
In SONNEMANs current lighting collection are over a thousand designs ranging from Warm Contemporary and Ornamental Modernism styles to Modernist and LED luminaires. Currently featured in over two thousand lighting showrooms worldwide with over thirty exclusive galleries, SONNEMANs product line continues to evolve with exciting new introductions.