Founded in Munich
employees in four locations
Investment by EMH Partners
Occhio has established a completely new lighting system on the market.
Occhio is the market leader for high-end design lighting. An idea for a product has been turned into a holistic lighting system – a system that offers via innovative LED technology the perfect lighting for every situation, in a consistent design and excellent quality. Occhio stands out from the competition and is setting new standards on the market with its holistic product portfolio, high quality of light and innovative user experience. Since 2017 EMH Partners has been supporting Axel Meise, founder and CEO of Occhio, on its way to becoming the global market leader.
Significant minority stake
Digitisation of the customer journey
Internationalisation of the brand
Idea and vision
From a product idea to a holistic lighting system.
The idea for Occhio was born in the 1990s. Axel Meise was working in his first own company as a lighting designer and so gained in-depth knowledge of the market and consumers. He spotted the market opportunity for a holistic, integrated and modular lighting system that makes customers the lighting designers of their own living space. Occhio was established on these foundations in 1999.
In fact, Occhio was founded twice over. Once in 1999 and then again with the technological shift to LEDs, which resulted in a reset for the brand – and in the opportunity to develop the product portfolio as it is today: digital products that can be controlled through integrated sensors via intuitive gestures and via an app through the Bluetooth-based Occhio air control system – setting new standards for quality of light and user experience across the entire industry.
A partner at every level.
Axel Meise has his eyes set on his goal: to bring Occhio’s vision to the world. The plan is to transform market leadership in Germany into market leadership in Europe followed by further international expansion. EMH Partners is the entrepreneurial sparring partner at Axel Meise’s side on this journey.
‘We believe in the potential of Occhio. We will be supporting the company’s expansion with our digitisation know-how.’
Maximilian Kuss, Co-founder and Managing partner, EMH Partners
Added value through digitisation. To scale the brand internationally.
The success of Occhio in the DACH market has shown the potential in the idea of Axel Meise. Over the next few years, Occhio’s leading position as a company and brand will be established internationally. The further development of management structures, international expansion and the digitization of the customer journey will be the key goals.
This is how Occhio is changing the world of lighting
Lighting from Occhio achieves a score of 97% of the quality of natural sunlight.
Among the top 20 German luxury brands, Occhio is the youngest company and the only brand for lighting.
Thanks to integrated infrared sensors and Bluetooth control via app, Occhio luminaires offer a completely new user experience with light.