Q: Welcome to the Lumi-Plugin team! Can you tell us a little bit about you and your background?
A: My name is Ed Stapleton, I began my professional career in product design, after acquiring a BSc Product Design (Hons) degree at Bournemouth University. Since then I’ve worked in a diverse spectrum of design fields, from Aerospace and Automotive design to bespoke cabinets and interior design. Over the last four years, I have established my position in lighting design and completed projects for multiple companies in the commercial, retail, theatrical, architectural and residential sectors. I consider myself an agile and multi-profession designer with my sights set on design projects that make a difference.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: In my spare time I like drawing and writing, as well as gaming and streaming. I am also a bit of a movie buff, enjoy cooking and love to keep fit – running, training and challenging myself in Tough Mudder events each year. I also like to do long distance bike rides when I can.
Q: Favourite food?
A: That’s a tough one to pinpoint. I’m a lover of all kinds of food. Taking inspiration from my Italian heritage, I enjoy good quality ingredients and traditionally made meals. If I had to choose then you can’t beat Japanese or Asian fusion – sushi is always my go-to Japanese meal. Love the stuff!
Q: Where’s your favourite place in the world?
A: My favourite place in the world is the New Forest in Dorset, and by far my favourite place to go in the UK. I used to always go camping there when I was younger. Japan is also up there on my list of favourites – I plan to travel there as soon as I can. Tokyo is already on my must-see list and I’d also love to travel all around the country and really get embedded in the culture. Plus, as previously mentioned, I love the food.
Q: What are you looking forward to doing at Lumi-Plugin?
A: Bringing my design expertise to this inspiring company and being at the forefront of the business. I have worked with many lighting companies and have never come across a product as exciting as the Lumi-Plugin. I’m looking forward to getting stuck in with the team – working with such an innovative product range – and being part of their journey.