Axel Meise – the founder
Success often results from consistent questioning of already existing answers. That's how it was with Axel Meise, too. In an architectural and a design world that both postulate homogenous, consistent design, he as a lighting designer wondered about the uncontrolled aesthetic growth of the many different light sources and luminaires in private and public spaces in the early 1990s.
The reason for this was obvious: Every room situation needs a specific lighting solution, and this – at that time – could only be solved by using many different lights. There was no holistic lighting system on the market. The idea of a comprehensive »lighting tool« was born. Axel Meise put his first sketches for a modular lighting system to paper in the mid-1990s.
In the late 1990s, Occhio (Italian for »eye«) was founded based on the essence of his long-standing experience with light. The foundation of Occhio also marks the beginning of an on-going innovation process, that continuously produces new designs and application solutions: light is evolution.