Philosophy

We combine beauty with thoughtful technology to create objects with a bit of magic.

Founded by Max Gunawan in 2012, Lumio started in a tiny workshop in San Francisco. What began as a side project grew into an award-winning bestseller, found in more than 200 retailers across 30-plus countries.

Lumio has been featured prominently in The New York Times and countless design publications, as well as New York’s Museum of Modern Art. It has won numerous awards, from Red Dot's “Best of the Best” to Good Design Awards, among others.

Today, Lumio is focused on creating objects that blend forward-thinking technology with time-honored craftsmanship. Through touch, sound, sight or scent, our creations engage your senses and leave you feeling more…human.

Being Human

What does it mean to be human?

We feel human when we touch.
We feel human when we are surprised.
We feel human immersed in beauty and warmth.

Lumio exists to evoke those feelings and more.

We create slightly magical objects that push back against the over-stimulated and rushed world we live in — carefully made creations that spark delight and re-engage the senses.

Lumio's Founder

Max Gunawan

As an architect, Max Gunawan developed a passion for minimal design, and for clean lines that made intelligent use of small space. Becoming an entrepreneur was an accident. When he created Lumio, he didn’t have a big vision for a brand — he just wanted to create an object that was beautiful and surprising, something functional and joyful. Today, Lumio has been written about everywhere from The New York Times to GQ. It’s been featured in New York’s Museum of Modern Art Store, and was named one of the “Top 10 most innovative crowdfunded companies” by Entrepreneur Magazine. Born in Jakarta, Max is currently based in Paris.