Giffin Design offers a unique opportunity to source luminaires that are handmade in Melbourne and carefully tailored for individual clients' personal needs and desires.
"There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way". Christopher Morley
I live by this quote, most fulfilled when I am creating something I can be proud of. I love seeing the results of much determination, passion and skill in the product that grew from a single thought, to become reality.
Growing up around my father’s mechanical workshop meant I was always fixing things or making my own projects from a very young age. After a bachelor in Industrial Design and various positions as an industrial designer I found myself making my own lamp designs using the laser cutter and routers at work. I went on to learn a lot more about lighting at Mance Design where I worked for a few years on the custom designed jobs. Then while living in Denmark for a year, I worked at Lego headquarters as a concept designer and for Riis Retail designing furniture and lighting for fashion shops around Europe. After another year of traveling I returned home to Melbourne and completed a small business management course in order to fulfill my dream of running my own business - conceptualizing and crafting my own designs.
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Dear Daniel, your lights have exceeded expectations! They suit the spaces so well and are just perfect for the overall design of this house. The kitchen "boat" shaped pendant is my favourite - it gives perfect amount of light and again just sits perfectly in the overall scheme of things. The two small pendants are brilliant in the hallway, and the two large round pendants are great in the bedroom and over the dining table - but we may change the globe in the bedroom as there is not quite enough light in such a big space. Your lights have been much admired, and are a wonderful feature of the house, day and night! Again many thanks, Margy Dockray
Daniel, Thank for the prompt delivery and quality lights you provided. I will recommend you to my friend looking for beautiful, unique and customised lighting design! Cheers, xx Best of luck, Sharonne
Hi Daniel, We were impressed with the design of the pino pendant, but it exceeded our expectations when hung. It's a stunning piece and gives a distinct ambience to our main room. The high quality of workmanship is notable and it was a pleasure dealing with you - Thanks Daniel! I'll send some photos through soon. Thanks and good luck with the new website - i'll be keen to check it out!- Lisa Hatfield
To whom it may concern I met Daniel over 2 years ago while searching for designer objects for a cafe i owned in South Wharf. I was initially taken by the altruistic quality that came from this designers belief that sustainability can be a part of everything we do and in everything we live with - That included Daniels lamps & other objects he builds. I was also very impressed with his design flair and particularly taken by the amazing design of the lamps so impressed was I that I ordered 5 in total - over a period of 12 months and for different applications. Having had the opportunity to work with Daniel I realised that he was an accomplished industrial designer as well as a lamp maker, sustainability practitioner, and basically an all round great guy. - this led to further collaborations which saw Daniel designing a number of eclectic and practical objects which to this day we are still working together on. Daniel is a thoroughly reliable guy who when he says he will deliver a job or a design n a certain day you set a clock to it being done. I cannot be more praising because it may sound like he is paying me, but I can sincerely say Daniel is meticulous and supremely capable designer and a very good person. Clearly I can wholeheartedly recommend Daniel Giffin to do the very best he can - at whatever he sets his mind to do. Paul Mathis. Cafe & Restaurant owner & designer - Paul Mathis
I was really drawn to the OKO floor lamp due to its simplicity and the fact that I hadn't seen anything else on the market that I really loved. It has great presence in a room and I have had so many compliments from people since I bought it! The versatility of being able to tilt it to suit what kind of light you want is great and although I went for a black base, the fact that you can customise to any colour I think is a really big plus for designers. As a designer, I am always keen to support locally designed and made products and look forward to seeing what else comes out of Giffin Design in the future! Nina Provan
Daniel is gifted. He has designed and manufactured pieces of modern sculpture that also serve as sources of light, perfectly complementary to their settings in our home. Vivek Tulpule
Received the pendant and just wanted to let you know it's beautiful. I love your work and will spread the word up this way. Thanks for your speedy delivery and once again I am really happy with the light.Take care. Kindest regards, Leanne Dawson
The lights have arrived Daniel. I like them very much - thanks very much. It has been a pleasure dealing with you. With warm regards, Mark Montebello