Serge Cornelissen


serge cornelissen stands for over 20 years of experience in the design of architectural lighting products.

Starting his carreer as graduated architect, Serge Cornelissen's approach to product design has continued to demonstrate a particular love for architecture, visible in the sense of proportion and detail of every design.

Also, this architectural background has led to a thorough acknowledgement of the particular role of lighting solutions in their architectural context, enhancing the chances of a product's success on the market.

The intent of each new design project is to combine aesthetical, technical and economical constraints into a coherent concept with a clear mission to fulfill a certain lighting need. As these constraints are different every time, each new design has to start from scratch, with a single line on a white sheet of paper. For that reason, the designs by serge cornelissen are not characterized by an own recognizable style or a designer's signature justifying certain aesthetical choices. Instead, the bureau's philosophy is that the field of architectural lighting is just as diverse as architecture itself.

serge cornelissen designs are regulary rewarded by international design awards.



The design office serge cornelissen started its activities in 1993.

It was founded bij Serge Cornelissen (1970) who graduated in architecture in 1993 at the Sint Lucas Institute in Ghent Belgium.

Serge Cornelissen is assisted by Robert Cornelissen (1946) who designed lighting fixtures since 1982 for WEVER & DUCRÉ (Belgium) and MODULAR LIGHTING INSTRUMENTS (Belgium).

The bureau, specialized exclusively in the design of architectural lighting fixtures and systems, started with designs for MODULAR INTERNATIONAL (USA) and for several belgian lighting companies including DELTA LIGHT (Belgium).

Since then, the designs by serge cornelissen have been taken into production by trend setting lighting companies such as ARTEMIDE (Italy), MOLTO LUCE (Austria), INTRA LIGHTING (Slovenia) and many others.