15. September 2021

Occhio acquires LR Innovation Lab

Growth Story

Munich/Vienna, 15.09.2021 – ┬áInnovative concepts and features are firmly anchored in Occhio’s DNA and will become even more relevant in the future – as unique added value for the user, as differentiation from the competition and, last but not least, as a powerful growth driver.

To take account of this development, Occhio has decided to acquire the company LR Innovation Lab in Vienna. LR Innovation Lab was founded by Lukas Pilat and Robert Kopka at the end of 2014 to turn a highly innovative idea into reality: To control and change the light in any direction starting from a luminaire – to practically ‘paint’ with light. The result was a luminaire with a corresponding app, which is marketed under the label ‘Luke Roberts’. In addition to developing and marketing this product, LR Innovation Lab and its 14-strong team have built up a high level of expertise in the field of digital technology. There has been close cooperation in this area since 2020.

“In addition to the significant expansion of capacities in software and electronics development, we are strengthening the brand’s innovative power with the acquisition of LR Innovation Lab: Together with the team in Vienna, we are driving forward the digitalization and connection of our product portfolio to smart home systems. We are working hard to inspire our customers with completely new ways of interacting with light and luminaires from Occhio,” says Axel Meise, founder and CEO of Occhio.

“For us, the merger of LR Innovation Lab and Occhio is the perfect opportunity to bring our vision of intelligent light to even more people, even faster. The strong Occhio brand opens up completely new possibilities. We are very much looking forward to the future together,” says Robert Kopka, one of the founders of Luke Roberts.

Occhio stands for outstanding design, unique lighting quality and ‘joy of use’ at the highest level. Founded in 1999 by Axel Meise in Munich, the company started with an idea that was as simple as it was revolutionary: a luminaire system that is consistent in terms of design and lighting quality and offers the optimum solution for every spatial requirement – allowing people to become the lighting designers of their living space.

With Occhio’s comprehensive luminaire portfolio, both individual room situations and entire buildings in the private and commercial sectors can now be holistically designed with light of the highest quality. Occhio thus offers an unprecedented lighting experience – creating a new culture of light.


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