Luxury lighting company iGuzzini launched their first independent Australian showroom on February 28 to a crowd of familiar design and architecture faces.

Architect Glenn Murcutt was on hand to open the curtain for the Jones Bay Wharf showroom in Sydney and commented that he was pleased to see the reputable lighting company had set up base in Australia.

“As a lifetime supporter of architectural culture, I am honoured to be here today to help light up iGuzzini’s first dedicated Australian venture,” said Murcutt.

“It is wonderful to be able to celebrate a company that not only produces such beautiful products, but also continues to innovate, educate and inspire the lighting and architecture industries.”

Murcutt joins the list of architects to have used products from the iGuzzini range which also includes Renzo Piano, Norman Foster, Daniel Libeskind, Steven Holl and Zaha Hadid.

Murcutt helps reveal the iGuzzini showroom. Image: James Horan Photography

In his signatory style, Murcutt’s speech touched on past times where quality drove product and architecture innovations. However he did say that he was pleased to see iGuzzini arrive on Australian shores, bringing their “old-fashioned quality” with them.

“Even if I wasn’t here at this fantastic location, I can say with my hand on my heart, they are some of the most beautiful products I have had the pleasure of being involved with.

“Old-fashioned quality and tradition are often overlooked traits in today’s world. But as the saying goes, style never goes out of fashion.”

“I hope this little piece off Italy right here, in the centre of Sydney, is as long lived as the brand it is showcasing.”