Making Our U.S. Debut & Winning!

LALAYA Design made its US debut this May 2018 at Wanted Design's Launch Pad in New York City. The Launch Pad is a unique platform for up-and-coming designers and small design brands seeking manufacturing and distribution partners. This event is juried by industry professionals who award Best of Launchpad prizes to the most promising furniture and lighting designers.

In a room full of talented designers hailing from all over the world,  our delicate cement lamps stood apart and caught the attention of this jury, led by Karen Hong (Design Within Reach), Giuseppe Butti, CEO (Luceplan) and Marva Griffin Wilshire, (Salone del Mobile Milano).  LALAYA Design won the prestigious Best of Launch Pad prize in the lighting category!

This win was completely unexpected and so encouraging for us as completely newbies in the world of furniture and lighting design. Thanks to this recognition we were also able to attract considerable media attention. Here’s a quick recap of some of the coverage below.