Founded in 1970, the company started out manufacturing industrial luminairs, but its core business soon shifted to developing and producing design lights.
In collaboration with designer Hannes Wettstein, the company developed lights such as “Snodo” and “Ball”, followed in 1982 by “Metro”, the world's first low-voltage cable system to appear on the market. Belux started with the licensed production of the renowned Italian design group Memphis comprising Ettore Sottsass, Michele de Lucchi and others. In 1984 a lighting design contest organised by Belux led to production of the classic “Lifto”.
BELUX develops and manufactures lamps for office and home environments. Combining modern lighting technology with functional design, the products are made of sustainable and energy-efficient components. In 2001 Belux became part of the Vitra Group, which gave the company the opportunity to work with internationally renowned designers.