About Vode.

We design and make elegant, minimalistic yet adaptive architectural lighting systems that responsibly enhance public, commercial and educational interior spaces.

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Vode’s Beginning

Founded: 2005 by Scott Yu, originally from Asia; Tom Warton, a Northern California native; and George Mieling who grew up in Austria.

Vision: Vode was founded to design elegantly minimal, modular and linear architectural lighting systems.

What makes us unique:  
Our intent has always been to develop lighting that takes the most innovative approach to design, efficiency, performance and environmental responsibility. Vode is known for its minimalistic design and small profiles that all but disappear into architectural spaces. Our 370º and infinitely rotatable lighting rails and modularity allow for over 8,000 standard fixture combinations —all manufactured to exacting standards at reasonable prices.

What we’ve accomplished, so far:
To date, Vode has been used in over 2,000 projects worldwide, including museums, office spaces, conventions centers and more than 90 university libraries.  Our systems light a large hundreds of LEED-qualified buildings, as well as the the corporate homes of Amazon, Microsoft, Direct TV, Autodesk, Bloomberg and Siemens, among others.


"Li Ka Shing looks beautiful, all credit going towards the Vode fixtures! The project looks exactly how I imagined it would!"
—Beverley Shimmin, Principal - Blanca Lighting, Seattle, WA

"It's been a true pleasure working with the Vode team. It's clear they're as passionate about making great light fixtures as we are about making great places for our clients"
—Steven Chaitow, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Associate - Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

"Vode's unique system and their forward thinking products aid the designer in achieving great designs. They have risen to every challenge I've put them to, from standard product to wholly custom"
—David Ghatan, Senior Associate - C.M.Kling & Associates, Alexandria, VA

“It’s not really legitimately possible to write a three-equals spec involving Vode -- they’re such a clear example of form following function, with an uncompromising and distinct aesthetic, and all while being remarkably flexible and adaptable.  Definitely one product line I could not live without."
—Adam Kibbe, Principal - Collaborative Lighting, Concord, MA

“Vode’s level of support, from the inception of an idea to the finished design, matches the level of their product quality.  Their depth of experience and advocacy for innovation dissolve the constraints of typical luminaire specification and empower designers to solve their lighting challenges with creative freedom.”
—Sara Schonour, Lighting Designer - Cannon Design, Boston, MA