Lumifer is a New York City based lighting, furniture, and accessories studio founded by designer Javier Robles, whose constant search for products for his interior design projects lead him to create an ever evolving collection of contemporary work inspired by his global cultural experiences and his multidisciplinary approach to the design field.
Javier has developed a unique and consistent design vocabulary that combines a diverse cultural identity, his global lifestyle and the knowledge of materials, forms and scales to create a collection of unique and functional products that elevate their surroundings and exhibit a deep appreciation for quality and craft.
All Lumifer products are made to order and can be customized to reflect the individual requirements and direction of our clients. Our team of architects and designers will work together with you in an open and creative collaboration to achieve the extraordinary in every brief.
Javier’s ability to design and craft objects in different scales and materials, helped to define a line of products that are simple in form yet sophisticated in detailing and execution. All Lumifer products are handcrafted in collaboration with some of the most talented American artisans with expertise in a variety of materials and hand-applied finishes from brass to hand-blown glass, wood, stone, leather and upholster
From milling to CNC, water jet and metal spinning, we custom make each component of each product using the latest technology to achieve the precision and detailing seen in our products in a variety of metallic elements and alloys.
About the Founder
Javier was born and raised in Peru and began designing and prototyping furniture and lighting while attending architecture school at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. His first product design was a desk lamp composed of construction re-bars and aptly named Lumifer; a portmanteau of Portuguese luminaria and ferro, meaning iron light.
Soon after completing his Masters at Columbia University in New York City, he taught at New York’s New School – Parsons School of Design in their Product Design and Interior Design Department. During these years he furthered his interest in new materials and technologies which influenced the custom pieces he designed in conjunction with his architectural commissions to build the portfolio of original products now offered through his lighting and furniture studio.