Designer Sofie Refer

Sofie Refer is an internationally awarded Danish lighting designer and rooted in the Scandinavian design tradition she considers respect for nature and the beauty of simplicity as two of the most valuable qualities in her designs. With esteem for the tradition, Sofie likes to challenge the perception and with curiosity and eagerness to explore the riches, generosity and extravagance of the environment interprets these in her lighting designs.

"I am truly inspired by light in the Nordic. I strive to balance simplicity and grandeur and create light that has a pure yet sensuous expression.

  • Education: 1998 - 2003 The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation - Institute of Product Design, Glass and Ceramics.
  • Projects: Lighting project for world leading brands such as LW Design Group, Bates Smart, Norman Foster, Candy and Candy, Wonderwall Inc. Projects carried out for: Four Season Hotel, Abu Dhabi. Ozone at Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi. City Of Dreams Hotel, Macau. Shiseido Head Office, Tokyo. Tsumori Chisato, Dubai. Playboy Club, London. KAPSARC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Awards: German Design Awards 2019 - 'Excellent Product Design - Winner' Miira collection and 'Excellent Product Design - Special Mention' Blossi collection / Elle Decoration Collection 2009 - ‘The World's Best Design’ / Wallpaper Design Award 2006 - ‘Best Light’ / Blueprint Magazine 2006 - ‘Best Newcomer’ / Homes and Garden - ‘Best Product’ / The Chicago Athenaeum - ‘Good Design Award’