Vode began as a vision for change—the vision of three people who wanted to create a company that combined business innovation, minimalistic and responsible design and manufacturing practices for everyone’s benefit.
It started in 2005, when industrial designer Scott Yu yearned to create long-lasting and environmentally-mindful products. He was intrigued by the growing need for energy-efficiency and began hosting meetings with design, technology and business thinkers, to hatch a plan for the perfect product company…
At the same time, Tom Warton—lighting industry entrepreneur was envisioning better ways to approach architectural lighting, and a more principled way to run a lighting manufacturing company.
Tom attended one of Scott’s meetings. Ideas were sparked and before long, the two men generated a plan to create minimalistic and responsible lighting. Tom and Scott discovered that the greatest need was for modular linear architectural lighting systems. They brought on George Mieling to help operate the company and by September 2006, had already begun to ship lighting.