Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, 2006
Paul stares at the pendant light he just mounted on the ceiling of his new home. Still not quite in the right place, his wife finds – and actually he does too. “But how can I move the lamp without having to drill more holes?” he wonders. Then he has it …
Handy as he is, Paul is building a prototype of an ingenious hanging system. And a website. Orders start coming in quickly, yes! Yet Paul never dared to hope that the Lightswing would become a popular interior item. And that his invention now makes thousands of interiors all over the world more beautiful and flexible.
Proudly produced by Illumade B.V.
Illumade’s mission is to make life a little more comfortable. The parent company focuses on smart solutions for the home to make everyday life easier. The idea for the Lightswing arose from this mission.
Inventor / owner
After several years of working with his parents in the family business, Paul has launched the Lightswing with his company Illumade. At Lightswing, Paul is mainly concerned with general business operations and product development. In his spare time he is mainly the father of Maud and Bram and the owner of Tjibbe.
John and Paul are introduced to each other during the 2014 Christmas dinner. Not long after, John decides to invest in Lightswing. Since then, the two have worked together successfully. If John has time to spare he can be found on the racing track. John currently keeps two race cars on the track, a Mazda MX-5 and a BMW M2.
Since August 2019, Kars has been responsible for the (digital) marketing at Lightswing. As an digital marketer, he mainly deals with online campaigns, websites and social media. In his spare time he likes to be on or next to a football field, especially when he is selected for the starting line-up.
Content and communication
Tabita handles all communications and ensures that the content is in safe hands. Her motto: consistency is key! At the weekend she often leaves this motto for what it is. Sometimes the days are richly filled with activities and meeting with friends. While the next weekend is all about watching series on the couch.
Jeldou started as a communications intern at Lightswing in 2020. This went so well that she stayed at Lightswing after her internship. With her knowledge and experience as a Stylist, she supports the design of all communications. You will not easily meet Jeldou alone, in her spare time she likes to be with friends or family.
The cheerful Frisian Stabij Tjibbe is responsible for a healthy working atmosphere. When Tjibbe is not sleeping, he likes to go out with one of his colleagues. To prevent Tjibbe from causing a lot of unrest, he stays close to his owner in his spare time.
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Lightswing is growing, that’s why we are always looking for new talent! Can you help us grow further in the Netherlands, Germany or one of the other countries?
Make coffee, make copies or walk the dog during your internship? Forget it! You take your first real professional steps at the Lightswing office.