Founded in 2003, SONNEMAN® – A Way of Light is a tribute to contemporary lighting design as seen through the creative mind and lens of Robert Sonneman. From the late 1960’s, Robert Sonneman pioneered modern lighting, making it an art form. World-renowned and acclaimed for clean lines and an alliance to form and function, Sonneman’s award-winning pieces have been at the design forefront for over four decades.
The brand aesthetic speaks to Robert Sonneman’s belief that design must be rooted in achieving functionality as successful working products that bear the SONNEMAN® – A Way of Light moniker. Sonneman’s sensibilities and prolific design vocabulary have grown to include a unique perspective of modernism that extends through the decorative arts and architectural genres of the 20th and 21st centuries, which spans several modern movements of industrial and architectural design.
Working in New York, Milan, and Tokyo, Sonneman has sold designs worldwide since 1967. Although internationally influenced, Sonneman is committed to developing a contemporary style from a uniquely American point of view. His work has been exhibited in major museums, exhibitions on design, galleries and shows in the United States and internationally.
“I continue to investigate the evolutionary and the revolutionary as the basis for developing a cosmopolitan American style,” said Robert Sonneman.