LZF is thrilled to be the recipient of Spain’s Premios Nacionales de Innovación y de Diseño 2020—the National Innovation and Design Awards 2020—in the ‘Companies’ category. Presented by Spain’s Ministry of Science and Innovation, the awards recognise individual designers and companies who demonstrate a commitment to innovation, and whose work has significantly increased the prestige of Spanish design.

Inaugurated in 1987 and originally named the National Design Awards, the awards were later renamed the National Innovation and Design Awards. With two categories, ‘Professionals’ and ‘Companies’, the yearly awards recognise several classifications: a design professional with at least ten years of experience, a young designer (under thirty-five), a small and medium enterprise, and a large company (in this case, LZF). The awards take account of innovative track records, innovative public procurement, and internationalisation. Their aim is to champion design culture, promote design and its relationship with business, and encourage the appreciation of design and its value throughout society.

At LZF’s factory in Valencia, every lamp is handmade by skilled artisans. Photo by Eva Mañez.

Assembling LZF’s new hand-blown glass and wood veneer lamps at the factory in Valencia.

In its twenty-six year journey to date, LZF has united art and design, innovation and technology. From modest beginnings, LZF’s wood veneer lamps have travelled across the world: the company is proud that every one of its lamps is handmade in Valencia (World Design Capital 2022), by skilled and dedicated craftspeople. When LZF won the Spanish National Craftsmanship Award in 2011, it was an honour to receive recognition for the company’s dedication to artisanship. Nine years later, to be given Spain’s National Innovation and Design Award is momentous, especially as LZF has embraced craftsmanship, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to good design from the outset.

Mariví Calvo and Sandro Tothill.

In receiving the National Innovation and Design Award, LZF joins a number of its internationally respected contemporaries, including Santa & Cole, Marset, Nani Marquina, Kettal, and Actiu. For Mariví Calvo and Sandro Tothill, co-founders of LZF, and the entire LZF family, it is an immense source of pride.

A glimpse of LZF’s world

This brief insight into the world of LZF showcases the company’s commitment to craftsmanship and innovation, light and imagination.

LZF’s showroom in Valencia. Photo by Cualiti Photo Studio.

A selection of fixtures from the LZF collection.

LZF’s Totem lamps are a collaboration between Mariví Calvo and Burkhard Dämmer.


The I-Club Slim pendant in the David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City. Photo © Chris Cooper Photographer.

Fantastically surreal: Koi (top), Dandelion (bottom left), and Smelly Fant (bottom right).