Light fascinates.

pfarré lighting design creates daylight- and electrical lighting projects for architecture, land- and cityscape. As a company with world wide orientation, working independently from manufacturers, we are in a position to carry out public, commercial, cultural and private projects on almost any scale.

With a holistic approach our work is characterized by individual responses on the particular project, environment and culture. Our lighting designers are experienced with all phases of the HOAI (RIBA), and familiar with the conception of state-of-the art lighting controls. For special requirements we offer customized solutions, and designing light objects in the specific context of the architecture and the task concerned.

In our projects, both aesthetical and technical longevity is as crucial as our focus on energy efficiency. Good lighting design enhances architecture and promotes its acceptance.

Light enables us to see; it stimulates, informs and excites us. There can be no visual form without light.
Light is integral to architecture; it reveals beauty, function and form. It defines the image, colour and texture of buildings, cities and landscapes.

Gerd Pfarré, Katja Möbs, Nina Winklhofer, Dominik Buhl, Katrin Rohr, Arabella Becker, Frank Koschembar

For special requirements we offer customized solutions, and designing light objects in the specific context of the architecture and the task concerned.

Gerd Pfarré

Gerd Pfarré, FIALD, apprenticeship in carpentry and cabinet-making with diploma; free wood carving, first designs of luminaires and furniture. Autodidact. Lighting designer since 1992. In 1998 he founded Pfarré Lighting Design, an independent lighting design practice in Munich. 1982 until 1985 member of the product and exhibition design team of Ingo Maurer. 1987-89 freelance designer in Milan and Berlin. 1989-98 lighting design for Ingo Maurer.

Since 1998, Gerd is a professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers IALD. In 2012 he was inducted to the IALD College of Fellows. Gerd is a frequent speaker at universities and conferences around the world, and a juror in the field of lighting design. From 2011 until 2013 he was the co-editor of the print edition ILLUMINATOR.

The practice is a recipient of over 120 national and international design awards, such as the most prestigious "Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design". On the occasion of the 40th Lighting Design Awards in London 2016, Gerd Pfarré was named "Lighting Designer of the Year“.

„The lighting designer of the year for 2016 was named as Gerd Pfarré, whom the judging panel described as a designer of stellar talent and boundless creativity".

Jury Statement / LDA Lighting Design Awards, London, May 2016