Modernist inspired with industrial references, Lumifer aims to capture the contemporary spirit by creating objects that are simple in their design and complex in its detailing and materiality. Lumifer's spirit is to craft unique objects that are powerful, luxurious and timeless
Established in 2013, by Javier Robles, Lumifer is a lighting, furniture, and accessories company based in NYC with focus on the luxury high-end residential and hospitality sectors. Designed with a clean modernist and industrial aesthetic references, and handmade in Brooklyn and upstate New York, each piece is crafted from unique and durable materials that bestow on it a timeless quality. Their designs incorporate detailing and machining in every component. In many cases, they implement mechanical and chemical procedures to create new expressions to the mundane, adding texture and depth. Industrial and natural materials are transformed using different methods to achieve a new sophisticated language, aesthetics into the luxury market.
Javier Robles began designing and prototyping furniture and lighting pieces while attending architecture school at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. His first lighting project was named Lumifer (luminaria + ferro) after designing a desk lamp composed of construction re-bars.
Soon after completing his Masters at Columbia University in New York City, Javier taught at New York's New School - Parsons School of Design in their Product Design and Interior Design Department. During these years he became more interested in designing custom pieces in conjunction with his architectural commissions, achieving a consistent design language across his work.
The creation of Lumifer became a response to Javier constant search for products that can be seamlessly integrated with his architectural projects. His ability to design and craft objects in different scales, helped define a line of products that are simple in form yet sophisticated in finishes and detailing.
With 20 years of international experience, Javier Robles draws from his deep architectural knowledge and cultural experience to share with his clients his passion for architecture, design and art. He founded Utopus studio in London in 2004, in New York in 2006 and since then has worked on residential, commercial and cultural projects throughout the United States, Europe, North Africa and Latin America.View other products by Javier Robles