Our story began with an idea: “Lots of light, not much lamp”. That was in 1975, when Tommaso Cimini created Daphine. A lamp that museums, libraries and countless people still ask us for. The means were scarce, but our passion for light was huge.
Lumina was set up in 1980 and Tommaso Cimini already understood how form should be subordinated to function. As in the Daphine, a simple, clean, iconic lamp that was to write the company’s history.

With his ingenuity, creative capacity to reinvent himself and deep knowledge of materials, Tommaso Cimini managed to retool the machines in his “garage” to generate Daphine’s essential forms.

Every lamp made in those years was taken home to test under day-to-day conditions. So that its light could be experienced and its form be analyzed ergonomically.

Insistence on making the products in the original workshops, an innate craft attitude and quality control are still Lumina’s strengths. The founder’s legacy is powerfully active in Lumina’s business culture.

With its simple geometry, Daphine will always be a benchmark at Lumina. Admired by architects and designers, it’s still an icon.

40 years of Lumina, 40 years of quality light.