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The goal of our team is to develop world-class lighting design experiences - based on a cosmopolitan design approach, while maintaining Swiss precision and sustainable technical perfection.

3
Locations
Locations
25
Employees
Employees
50%
Women's share
Women's share
13
Nationalities
Nationalities
15
Languages
Languages

    Lichtkompetenz

    LK, with its 4 worldwide locations, is exactly where it is needed in the Luxury Retail, 5* Hospitality and High Ende Residential sectors to provide the appropriate service required. With our global network we curate the projects through all phases of performance. We are a manufacturer-independent, product-neutral planning office with a lighting-experienced team with a high level of expertise that provides you with comprehensive support and guidance. Lighting competence stands for visionary solutions that shine economically and ecologically for a long time. We work out the optimal lighting solution with you in an integral planning process.

    Career

    We are always interested to receive applications from lighting designers. Please send us your application including select projects or samples of your work to: info@lichtkompetenz.com

    Team

    The international team of nearly 30 employees is spread over 4 office locations on 3 continents (Europe, Asia, USA). In an ongoing creative dialog with our clients and those involved in the planning process, unique lighting concepts are created that have a lasting impact.

    Joerg Krewinkel

    Founder, Creative Director

    The founder of Lichtkompetenz GmbH - Joerg Krewinkel - looks back on a 35-year career in the lighting industry. In 2002, he founded the lighting design office Lichtkompetenz GmbH, which will thus celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2022. The global project portfolio in all applications with a focus on the retail, hospitality and residential sectors reflects the high standards of the activity. Joerg Krewinkel and his team always pursue the holistic planning approach. The day-to-day business of lighting and product design is rounded off by lectures and training courses through to strategic consulting.

    Lalyo Penev

    Director Bulgaria

    Alexander Nestle

    Director APAC

    Maxime Demarne

    Director Zurich

    Mission 
    and values

    Global 24/7 Design Services

    4 locations on 3 continents guarantee CO2-friendly project support round the clock.

    100% Service Provider

    Worldwide coverage through all service phases up to commissioning.

    Beyond the visible

    For us, light is a medium and not a haptic quantity.

    Cosmopolitan Creativity

    15 nationalities on 4 continents provide this unique cultural mix and its multi-layered planning approach.

    Global Experience

    Our worldwide project experience from almost 1,000 projects clearly speaks for itself.

    Swiss Precision

    Founded in 2002 in Zurich...since then precise like a Swiss watch.

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    Milestones 

    2002

    LK established as individual enterprise

    2007

    LK team with 4 employees moved to Supertanker office in ZRH

    2008

    LK realized with "Aurelio" the 1st luxury hospitality destination in Lech

    2012

    LK finished Le Bon Marché in Paris & Beymen in Istanbul Luxury Retail Spots

    2013

    LK starts working for DFS in Asia

    2016

    LK realized the project "City of Dreams", a giant luxury retail destination in Macau

    2017

    LK opens a branch office in Sofia; grown to 25 team members

    2019

    LK opens a branch office in Hong Kong

    2021

    LK realized the project "La Samaritaine" in Paris, last iconic retail destination

    2022

    LK celebrates 20 years anniversary