Sofie Refer was born in Denmark in 1974. In 2003 she graduated from The Danish Design School, department of Product Design and is now a partner and Creative Director of Refer + Staer Aps, a Danish design lighting company. Refer + Staer Aps have created a unique lighting style becoming renowned for designing lights which combine the famous Scandinavian simplicity with a certain unexpected extravagance. Throughout her professional life Sofie has focused mainly on lighting design as she is fascinated by light in all its aspects and convinced that lighting is the single most important and powerful aspect in any environment. She creates lighting designs with the deepest respect and passion for light and with the highest regard for the skills and materials that bring her designs to fruition. She never rests in her pursuit of new ways to play with and express light and has become increasingly drawn to the latest technologies, components and light sources.