– We believe that local handicraft carries the genes of cultural identity –
Ay illuminate is based in the Netherlands and produces it’s own lighting in several countries in Asia and Africa. The designers of Ay illuminate are inspired by both nature and different cultures which is reflected in their use of organic shapes and natural (waste) materials combined with local handicraft expertise. To get inspired the design team is working together with the local hand crafters. This allows us to get to know the natural materials available and the expertise of the handcraft. It is our way to discover the best solution to catch the unique beauty of different techniques.