LZF | Passion for Lighting
This innovative and multi award winning lighting company was founded by the Valencian artist Mariví Calvo and her husband Sandro Tothill in 1994. Starting in a small studio in Valencia's historic centre in 1994, then moving into a converted winery, LZF creates unique, contemporary lighting which is recognised throughout the world.
All LZF products are handmade in Valencia (World Design Capital 2022), by skilled and dedicated craftspeople using natural timber veneer to create diffused light with a warm, even glow. LZF's Timberlite© treatment is patented, creating a more flexible and resistant wood veneer without the need for any chemical processes. All of their products are made using FSC natural wood veneer, ensuring their origin from controlled forests and guaranteeing their environmental and sustainability commitments.
LZF has become the hub for renowned designers and craftsmen who like to explore and experiment with the infinite possibilities of combining noble materials like wood and iron with different textures and volumes, creating functional pieces of art. LZF is not only famous for its exquisite designs but also for its technological innovation. The company’s expertise and skill in manipulating wood has allowed it to create unique lampshades due to the way the light travels through them. The translucent wooden shapes filter a warm light, creating a cosy, calm ambience.
LZF was the recipient of the Spanish National Craftsmanship Award in 2011, a huge honour recognising the company’s dedication to artisanship. Recently, LZF has been awarded with Spain’s National Innovation and Design Award which proves LZF's commitment to innovation, craftsmanship, and an unwavering commitment to overall good design.