Munich, 17 February 2020 – Occhio, a portfolio company of EMH Partners, was awarded the iF AWARD 2020 in gold for the Mito linear series. The iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most prestigious design awards in the world and is considered a seal of quality for exceptional design and outstanding performance.
“We congratulate Axel Meise and the entire Occhio team on winning this renowned award, because the IF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most prestigious design awards worldwide. We are particularly proud that Occhio was awarded the iF AWARD in gold for the second time in a row this year” says Simon Joha, Senior Investment Manager at EMH Partners.
The iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design awards in the world. For 67 years, designers and manufacturers have strived to win the internationally renowned iF label for design. Winning an iF DESIGN AWARD is a seal of quality for exceptional design and outstanding services. For consumers and users, it is a symbol they can trust.
The Gold Statement: “Occhio have produced an extremely flexible, multifunctional and user-friendly luminaire system that’s capable of transforming the ambience of almost any internal space. Matching smooth and organic forms with contemporary colors, this beautiful design brings elegance to work!”
About the iF DESIGN AWARD
The iF DESIGN AWARD has a reputation as an internationally recognized sign of design excellence since its founding in 1953. Judged by a panel of over 70 renowned experts in design, industry and architecture, the iF DESIGN AWARD is an event, a unique marketing instrument, and much more.
Occhio is one of the most innovative companies in the lighting industry and the market leader in Germany in the field of high-quality designer lighting fixture. Founded in 1999 by Axel Meise, Occhio is based on an idea that is as simple as it is revolutionary: Based on the conviction that good light means quality of life, the Munich-based company develops holistic, multifunctional lighting and spotlight systems. Consistent in design and light quality, Occhio connects rooms and enables entire buildings to be designed with light in the highest quality. Based in the heart of Munich, Occhio today employs over 150 people.
Sales are carried out throughout Europe via the upmarket specialist lighting trade and the company’s own flagship stores in Munich, Cologne and Hamburg. Outside Europe, Occhio operates with growing success in markets such as China.
Further information about Occhio can be found at www.occhio.de.
About EMH Partners
EMH Partners is a leading private equity firm by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. EMH Partners represents the next generation of private equity firms. It bridges the gap between venture capital and buyout funds by supporting the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises through capital and digitalization expertise. EMH Partners pursues a build-and-scale strategy and provides its portfolio companies with support built on partnership.