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Max Gunawan, Lumio

Max Gunawan
Source: Lumio

Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, Max Gunawan spent a decade as an architect in San Francisco before launching Lumio, named in 2013 as one of the "Top 10 Most Innovative Crowdfunded Companies" by Entrepreneur magazine.

Employing clean-line design and centering around optimizing the use of small spaces, Gunawan's work has been covered by numerous publications, from the Wall Street Journal to The New York Times. Recently, he was featured as a speaker at a TEDx conference to share insight into his visionary ideas.

About Lumio

Lumio is the first product from a studio dedicated to helping people live large with less. The studio is focused on multifunctional, everyday objects that are simple, intuitive and beautiful. The Lumio brand creates modern lighting systems with the simple goal of giving people the freedom to experience beautiful lighting wherever they are.

Crowdfunding campaign

  • Initial goal was $60,000. Total funds raised is $578,387.
  • Crowdfunding campaign lasted for 32 days.
  • Total number of backers were 5,276.