ÅF acquires London-based Light Bureau
The acquisition of Light Bureau reinforces ÅF’s offering within lighting design and provides an improved platform for taking on international assignments.
The well-renowned lighting design studio Light Bureau joins ÅF as of October 2017. The acquisition is in line with ÅF’s strategy to grow in selected niches and increase international projects. With the acquisition of Light Bureau, ÅF Lighting counts more than 100 dedicated specialists with offices in Scandinavia, Switzerland and the UK.
Light Bureau provides architectural lighting design and master planning services for building segments such as international and domestic public realm, commercial, hospitality, residential, retail, transport, cultural and heritage buildings. The company is involved in projects in Europe, Asia, Russia and the Middle East. Light Bureau, established in 1999, is recognised as a leading lighting design practice, and is well-known for it’s progressive, crafted approach.
“The acquisition of Light Bureau is a strategic step in ÅF’s international expansion. There is a global demand for our award-winning Lighting team and with presence in London, we will have a natural platform for large international projects", says Jonas Gustavsson, President and CEO of ÅF.
Paul Traynor, owner of Light Bureau, is a recognized authority in the international lighting design business.
“As a part of ÅF, Light Bureau gets 10, 000 new colleagues, 90 of whom work within lighting design. Together, we bring our clients a combination of our view of light as craft and ÅF’s Scandinavian, holistic approach to design. I’m really looking forward to this union and I couldn’t imagine a better fit culturally and professionally”, says Paul Traynor.
The company has an annual turnover of approximately SEK 6 million and ten employees primarily based in London. Light Bureau was consolidated by the ÅF Group as of 1 October 2017.
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Allan Ruberg, Head of ÅF Lighting +45 38 16 50 82
Marta Tiberg, Head of Corporate Communication and Brand +46 73 072 70 48
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