Occhio was founded by designer Axel Meise, with the aim to create a universal lighting system that can be adjusted to suit any speciﬁc situation or requirement.
Over the last decades, this quest culminated in a holistic range of immaculate modular luminaires, with form and function conceived and constructed with the utmost attention to detail and care.
Axel Meise and 1zu33’s Hendrik Müller naturally bonded over a shared appreciation of the use of light in architecture, both cherishing contributions by the likes of David Chipperﬁeld and Tadao Ando. The many conversations during their collaboration led to a shift in focus in the store and showroom design, resulting in a more architectural feeling and attitude.
Luminaires in the Occhio stores and showrooms are shown in eloquent domestic settings, which occasionally allow for slight imperfections where this enhances a shadow play. Being displayed in these environments allows the luminaire ranges to be fully appreciated, while appearing comprehensible for professional and private clients alike.
Spatial explorations with the conceptual focus to highlight the quality of light, always guide the design of exhibition stands for Occhio. The booth at Light + Building 2018 contained an imaginary high-rise in a 600 sqm space, complete with a coworking space and a rooftop bar. Visitors could see the luminaire ranges in situ and experience how the quality of life and light are closely intertwined.