• about us


    Lighting is a fundamental element to good design and must be considered at the conception of all architectural and interior design. At Studio Illumine, we believe the best lighting solution is one that enhances the design and experience of a space. Our team succeeds in creating comfortable environments because we value balanced, meaningful, and integrated light.


    Studio Illumine was founded in Shanghai in 2011 and is comprised of an international team of lighting designers. In an industry saturated with engineers, we have thoughtfully picked each member due of their background and passion in design and because at Studio Illumine, we work as a team.


    Studio Illumine is independent and unaffiliated from manufacturers. Our choices and recommendations are guided by our purpose to create well-designed space and our belief that design comes first.


  • the team


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    azlan nazam
    director
    Azlan Nazam trained and practiced interior design for a decade prior to starting his career in lighting design. He recognized the essential role lighting played in architecture and design and went on to complete a Masters degree in architectural lighting design in Germany. Having also practiced lighting design in the UK and Asia, in 2011 he founded the Studio Illumine office in Shanghai. He believes that lighting is a fundamental element to good design and must be considered at the conception of all architectural and interior design processes.
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    carlos g. galan
    associate director
    Carlos Galan is an architect by trade and went on to obtain his Masters in lighting design in Germany. Before joining Studio Illumine in 2016, he worked with various top-industry practices. His experience as a lighting designer has led him to work on multitude of projects across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. His portfolio comprises of high-end international hotel brands and large commercial complexes and towers.
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    eric zhang
    project manager
    Eric Zhang started his professional career as an interior designer. He gained interest in lighting design through working on various projects and now has over 10 years of design and project management experience. Eric has worked on a large range of projects in the commercial sector throughout China. He project manages Studio Illumine's top projects and is based in the Shanghai office.
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    kozen zhang
    senior lighting designer
    Kozen Zhang holds a degree in Art Display. He gained an interest in lighting design through his work as a display designer and continued his professional career as a lighting designer and has worked on several of projects throughout china. He has 9 years of lighting design experience. Kozen joined Studio Illumine in 2014.
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    viva tsao
    senior lighting designer
    Viva Tsao studied stage design at The Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts in Fudan University. Through her studies, she gained a particular interest in lighting design and started her professional lighting design career with an established lighting design practice. Her conscientious work ethic provided numerous opportunities and she was soon working on a multitude of large-scale projects throughout China. She joined the Studio Illumine team in 2015.
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    jing gu
    senior lighting designer
    Jing Gu gained interest in lighting though her studies in Environmental Art and design from Donghua University. Since then, she had been involved in a wide range of projects from hospitality design to skyscrapers and urban complexes. Jing is a thoughtful designer, and has proven to be well versed in the lighting design processes having had over 10 years of professional experience, both in China and world-wide.
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    sara sahebghalam
    lighting designer
    Sara Sahebghalam is an Electrical engineer and started her career as a lighting engineer (R&D) in international LED manufacture companies in Middle East. She continued her researches by doing a master degree in Environmental Art & Design from Donghua University in Shanghai. With a great passion toward art and design, she developed her design knowledge by doing researches and practiced lighting design for different environments.
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    edison shen
    lighting designer
    Edison Shen got a bachelor’s degree in light source and lighting engineering from Fudan University. He started his career as a lighting designer and has worked on various projects throughout China. Over the past 5 years, he has gained design experience in hospitality, working spaces and residential projects. Edison joined Studio Illumine in 2016 in Shanghai.
  • about us


    Lighting is a fundamental element to good design and must be considered at the conception of all architectural and interior design. At Studio Illumine, we believe the best lighting solution is one that enhances the design and experience of a space. Our team succeeds in creating comfortable environments because we value balanced, meaningful, and integrated light.


    Studio Illumine was founded in Shanghai in 2011 and is comprised of an international team of lighting designers. In an industry saturated with engineers, we have thoughtfully picked each member due of their background and passion in design and because at Studio Illumine, we work as a team.


    Studio Illumine is independent and unaffiliated from manufacturers. Our choices and recommendations are guided by our purpose to create well-designed space and our belief that design comes first.


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    azlan nazan
    director
    Azlan Nazam trained and practiced interior design for a decade prior to starting his career in lighting design. He recognized the essential role lighting played in architecture and design and went on to complete a Masters degree in architectural lighting design in Germany. Having also practiced lighting design in the UK and Asia, in 2011 he founded the Studio Illumine office in Shanghai. He believes that lighting is a fundamental element to good design and must be considered at the conception of all architectural and interior design processes.
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    carlos g. galan
    associate director
    Carlos Galan is an architect by trade and went on to obtain his Masters in lighting design in Germany. Before joining Studio Illumine in 2016, he worked with various top-industry practices. His experience as a lighting designer has led him to work on multitude of projects across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. His portfolio comprises of high-end international hotel brands and large commercial complexes and towers.
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    eric zhang
    associate project manager
    Eric Zhang started his professional career as an interior designer. He gained interest in lighting design through working on various projects and now has over 10 years of design and project management experience. Eric has worked on a large range of projects in the commercial sector throughout China. He project manages Studio Illumine's top projects and is based in the Shanghai office.

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    kozen zhang
    senior lighting designer
    Kozen Zhang holds a degree in Art Display. He gained an interest in lighting design through his work as a display designer and continued his professional career as a lighting designer and has worked on several of projects throughout china. He has 9 years of lighting design experience. Kozen joined Studio Illumine in 2014.

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    viva tsao
    senior lighting designer
    Viva Tsao studied stage design at The Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts in Fudan University. Through her studies, she gained a particular interest in lighting design and started her professional lighting design career with an established lighting design practice. Her conscientious work ethic provided numerous opportunities and she was soon working on a multitude of large-scale projects throughout China. She joined the Studio Illumine team in 2015.
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    jing gu
    senior lighting designer
    Jing Gu gained interest in lighting though her studies in Environmental Art and design from Donghua University. Since then, she had been involved in a wide range of projects from hospitality design to skyscrapers and urban complexes. Jing is a thoughtful designer, and has proven to be well versed in the lighting design processes having had over 10 years of professional experience, both in China and world-wide.

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    sara sahebghalam
    lighting designer
    Sara Sahebghalam is an Electrical engineer and started her career as a lighting engineer (R&D) in international LED manufacture companies in Middle East. She continued her researches by doing a master degree in Environmental Art & Design from Donghua University in Shanghai. With a great passion toward art and design, she developed her design knowledge by doing researches and practiced lighting design for different environments.
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    edison shen
    lighting designer
    Edison Shen got a bachelor’s degree in light source and lighting engineering from Fudan University. He started his career as a lighting designer and has worked on various projects throughout China. Over the past 5 years, he has gained design experience in hospitality, working spaces and residential projects. Edison joined Studio Illumine in 2016 in Shanghai.






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