At Selux, we have been asking ourselves how to light places for more than 70 years. How do we create safety, well-being and beauty with light? How do our products work during the day when they are objects in public spaces?
The amazing thing is that the answers to these questions are right in front of us. Nature provides us with the answers. In nature, everything is in harmony. Everything complements each other, nothing dominates in the long run. Nature knows no monoculture, nothing is fashionable and everything that does not make sense will disappear in the end. The results are perfect protagonists that exist in interaction with each other and constantly optimise themselves.
As a result, a central thought has emerged in our minds: If we celebrate the perfection, intelligence and beauty of nature and take it as our model, many acts derive from it.
What does a product have to look like? How does it work, how does it behave and how does the luminaire fit into its surroundings?
With all these thoughts, there is one central insight for us: Timelessness is the best form of sustainability. We want to create products that we will still find beautiful in decades to come and that function perfectly. Products that integrate and form a symbiosis with their surroundings.
At Selux we think: we humans should not look to the future with concern, but accept responsibility now for this one world we have.
Let's start, let's continue.
"Semper lux" - always light. When Hermann Bansbach founds his company in Berlin after the Second World War, the badly destroyed city is almost without electricity and light. Bansbach brings light into the dark times by making life easier for Berliners with a battery charger. He believes that light has a social and cultural significance that goes far beyond the purely economic.
We have retained this attitude to this day. We too experience the fascination of bringing people real quality of life with well thought-out lighting concepts. This is how Semperlux became Selux - and how a Berlin craftsman's business became a company that is at home all over the world with 400 dedicated employees and locations in Europe, North America and Australia. From our headquarters in Berlin, Lyon and New York, we drive forward our ideas of an extraordinary future and are convinced that the best solutions are created together, through listening and understanding. Openly, creatively and with high competence. Our tools are a comprehensive knowledge of technologies and materials, open communication and the enthusiasm to think in new ways.