ADS360 Adesso Design Studio


Philip Ross


Philip Ross is fascinated by the versatility of light, and seeks to design new meaningful applications of light using interactive technologies as enablers. His designs always explore the question of how light can have a positive impact on people, and search for new
ways to create beautiful experiences.

Philip is based in the Dutch town of Eindhoven, a lighting design town where his grandfather also worked as a lighting engineer. Ross created his first luminaire designs during his study of Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology (cum laude) and deepened his knowledge and skills in interactive lighting design with PhD research at Eindhoven University of Technology (cum laude).

Ross founded his design studio in 2014 to bring his knowledge, skills and design vision into practice. Philip’s versatile background is reflected in his versatile body of work.
It consists of highly innovative luminaires, interactive lighting environments, and scientific papers on design. His designs received several awards, and his work is shown at exhibitions and festivals around the world. See for more information.


Simon Schmitz grew up in a West German city called “Arnsberg”, which back in the 1930s was known to be “the city of light”, since a lot of the biggest industrial lighting producers in Germany were
based here. Nowadays his studio is based in Hamburg, Germany.


To Simon there are countless layers on which a light can be perceived. Light, shadow, movement, balance, mechanics – To him a light is more of a sculpture than a piece of furniture.

He uses light as a material. It can be formed, guided, utilized. With the shadow as it‘s counterpart, it can highlight it‘s surrounding while, at the same time, leave things out. Simon sees himself somewhere between a designer, sculptor and puppeteer.


Mechanical movement is a signature element of his work.


He wants to express his love for mechanical principles by putting an emphasis on the way things work, move or behave. Designing a working principle, creating mechanical joints or orchestrating balancing acts. He is convinced that making people understand a functioning process leads to a conscious interaction with an object.


His work is shown frequently at the Milan Furniture Fair as well as being awarded several awards so far, such as the light&building design award both 2018 & 2020.


He grew up in Småland, a region in southern Sweden that is historically famous for furniture production. From an early age, Jonas learned to save on resources by using as little as possible and to make the most out of it. This way of life has become a guide line for him as a designer, facilitating resourcefulness and originality.

“I start from the function and see if I can solve it in a new way, often by using different materials or new mechanical solutions. Then I cut away all things not necessary and let the function speak for itself,” states Jonas.

His focus on mechanical function as well as physical style leads to some of the best LED task products in the industry, and Crane is just the beginning of his work with ADS360 – there is much more to come!

Jonas studied industrial design engineering in Gothenburg, Sweden where he now has his studio. Jonas has been awarded several Red dot awards and Design S awards for his innovative and unique products.

Hans Nopper


Born in 1967, studied Industrial Design in Stuttgart, Germany at the State Academy of Arts, one of the most prestigious design schools in Germany boasting a 250 year history.

Before founding his current lighting design company “Iulite”, he was designing for several international clients and research institutes. His works have received several international design awards (ex: winner of the Red Dot award, IF award, etc.). The Red Dot competition dates back to 1954 and is one of the world’s largest and most distinguished design competitions.

His distinctive passion for high-tech and new materials is revealed in the scope of his work. Ranging from autonomous robots to numerous products in consumer electronics, like smart phones or GPS-watches to interactive lighting built from shape-memory alloy.

Hans also has a design, the “Nopperection” which made it into the collection of the legendary lighting designer Ingo Maurer in 1996.

Now Hans Nopper’s main efforts are in lighting design with new creations for the Iulilte and Adesso.