We recently caught up with Koncept to learn a bit more about the brand and what makes them a brand designers should look out for. Read on to get a glimpse into Koncept and their product creation process.
Tell us the history of your brand:
Koncept was born in 2002 when industrial designer Peter Ng and his two sons, Kenneth Ng and Edmund Ng, joined forces to harness years of industrial design experience.
It all started with the Z-Bar collection. The Z-Bar broke the mold for lamp design and introduced the world to Koncept’s contemporary stylings. Koncept designers tossed away the traditional bulb-and-shade template for a flexible, streamlined design incorporating LEDs. Since then, Kenneth and Edmund Ng have maintained the aesthetic simplicity of task and ambient lighting with a small footprint.
Koncept’s products have significantly influenced the LED task lighting design industry. Works have been featured in major press such as TIME Magazine, Oprah Magazine, and numerous films and TV shows. Koncept has earned over fifty international design awards including the Red Dot Design Award, iF Design Award, and the Good Design Award.
Koncept’s ergonomic designs strike the perfect balance between form and function.
What serves as inspiration when creating new products?
Koncept designers observe the current LED task lighting market and identify gaps. They also speak with designers at tradeshows and discuss what they might be looking for, lighting-wise. Koncept’s design team also draws inspiration from elements in the natural world around them, such as the fluidity of water.
What market(s) are your products designed for?
Commercial (particularly office, education, and hospitality markets) and residential.
Describe the process your team goes through when creating a new product:
Sketches and mock-ups with many revisions, prototypes, then usually launching a new product at a tradeshow such as NeoCon or ICFF.
Where are your products manufactured?
All products are designed in California and manufactured in China and Taiwan.
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