Light & Living celebrates 15 years

Join us as we look back…

Light & Living is celebrating its 15-year anniversary in 2017. A good time to look back at how it all started. We would like to show you Noordwijk in the Netherlands, where we have been based since time immemorial.

Noordwijk

Noordwijk's world famous bulb fields.

Production of lampshades
We are celebrating our 15th anniversary this year, but Light & Living’s origins actually go much further back. You see, the concept flowed from our in-house lampshade production business that was established 45 years ago in Noordwijk. A professional team made the most beautiful lampshades amidst the world-famous bulb fields.

Productie vroeger

The production area pictured 20 years ago. Lampshades are still produced by hand every day.

From lighting to home accessories
Over the course of the years, the range developed from just lampshades to a comprehensive collection of lighting products. We imported lamp bases from the Far East for the first time. The expansion from lighting to home accessories was a logical step. José Vlug, founder of Light & Living: “The area in which we procured the lamp bases was so inspiring. We came across beautiful handicraft, made with great care. It opened up a completely new world to us. From that point, we saw it as a challenge to develop a complete collection to create additional ambience and a strong total concept. It was not long before we produced and shipped the first home accessories.”

beautyshots

Some of our latest beauty shots.

A fully-fledged concept
We created a fully-fledged concept with both lighting and home accessories: Light & Living. Initially, the collection was presented at small trade fairs, but the concept proved successful and quickly expanded to the large international trade fairs at which we exhibit nowadays. The collection continued to grow and to include more product groups, such as textiles and small items of furniture.

Where we are now
The collection now consists of over 4,000 products and we export to over 70 countries. Customers can view and order the entire collection in our showrooms in Noordwijk and Belfeld, or at the trade fairs. The collection has also been available for sale at Tica and Trends & Trade Cash & Carry centres since the brand was established. Customers who prefer to order online can do so via the Light & Living webshop.