Our history and ideas
Illum was born in Florence in 1971, as a showroom dedicated to lighting design, and today it operates both in lighting fixtures and furniture sales and in lighting and interior design at a worldwide level. Through the years, the company chose to widen its presence throughout the territory, by acquiring Comei in Perugia and Illuminati in Terni, two important companies operating in the field. In Florence, Illum gave life to a new project, Adele Interiors, a store that puts together, in a dynamic synergy, upscale lighting and the most representative Interior Design. In 2021 the Illum Group acquired Costantini Lighting in Rome, adding the sixth store to the group.
Illum s.r.l. is part of the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI), an association that since 1956 gathers designers, companies, researchers, teachers, critics, journalists around the themes connected to design. Antonio Russo, CEO of Illum, is vice president of the ADI Tuscany delegation and he’s been carrying on for years the values of the Association, believing in its key role in the development of industrial design as a cultural and economic phenomenon, both in Italy and worldwide.