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About Tobias Grau
In 1984 Knoll employee Tobias Grau repatriated back to Germany with the intention of beginning his career as a freelance designer specialising in luminaries from a loft space in Hamburg centralised around smaller clients. This giving him an opportunity to craft a group of ideas into visualisations in turn create masterpieces. Finally presenting his work at the 1987 IMM Cologne paving the way for Tobias Graus’ infamous future designs. During the last years of 80’s and early years of the 90’s Tobias with the help of his wife Franziska built a brand name that is at the forefront of modern lighting solutions and have become epitome of innovative design. Reaching the end of the millennium the Tobias Grau brand reached other milestones, opening its first stores in the major German cities of Hamburg, Berlin and Dusseldorf and pioneered an online presence. In the current day they infuse their classic, memorable designs with ingenious LED glare reduction technologies that refine lighting methods and set the standard for contemporary luminaires.