In 2009, Mark Vasserman embarked on a journey into the world of lighting quite by accident. He had successfully launched a shop-fitting business in 1989. However, amidst an economic downturn, Mark recognised that lighting was an indispensable part of everyone's daily lives. It was during this time that he stumbled upon the true vision for About Space. Recognising the significance of lighting in our lives inspired him to venture into the world of luminaires.
About Space officially came into existence in 2009, swiftly evolving into one of Australia’s most celebrated luminaire destinations. Mark's vision was clear from the start - to provide decorative, architectural, and commercial lighting solutions that were not just functional but also innovative and aesthetically pleasing. This vision set the foundation for a remarkable journey for About Space.
Mark's Role in the Business
Mark’s role as the Founder and Director of About Space has been pivotal in the company's success. He doesn't merely select lights off the shelf; instead, he collaborates closely with the team and our clients to craft unique lighting solutions tailored to their specific needs. His expertise in design and keen eye for detail have allowed About Space to stand out in a competitive market.
But its not just Mark's dedication that leads to the success of the business. Our team keep a close eye on the latest trends and technologies in the lighting industry, visiting trade fairs worldwide and engaging with manufacturers to understand the possibilities. Mark and our in-house design team bring their creations to life through a meticulous process that emphasises an attention to detail and a strong commitment to seamlessly merging functionality with breathtaking designs.
Mark's leadership style at About Space is characterised by a hands-on approach that fosters collaboration and innovation. He works closely with the team, guiding them through the intricate process of crafting unique lighting solutions. Mark's passion for lighting has a contagious effect, permeating the hearts and minds of all of our team members, who share his enthusiasm for bringing exceptional designs to our clients’ spaces. Mark’s ability to translate ideas into reality and his continuous pursuit of excellence inspire the team to push boundaries and explore new horizons in the world of lighting.
Favourite Collection: The 2By Collection
Mark's favourite creation to date is the 2By Collection, a testament to About Space's commitment to original Australian-made lighting solutions. These elegant linear LED pendant lights feature a combination of sharp angles and elongated shapes, with FSC-certified Victorian ash timber, recessed LED profiles, and brass and aluminium elements. Each piece is custom-made, ensuring that no two products are ever the same. The 2By collection is also fully customisable, which allows our team and clients to find the perfect lighting solution for every unique space.
The Future of About Space Lighting
Over the years, Mark has witnessed significant changes in the lighting industry, especially the transition from halogen lights to energy-efficient LEDs. About Space has embraced these changes, swiftly adapting to the evolving market demands. As LEDs revolutionised the industry with new sustainability and design possibilities, our team has ensured that About Space remained at the forefront of innovation.
When asked about the future of About Space, Mark's vision is clear: to continue doing what we do best. This includes ongoing innovation, expanding the team, exploring new showroom locations, and staying true to the commitment of delivering quality products that are truly unique. The journey of About Space is far from over, and Mark envisions further growth and success in the years to come.
Explore our latest innovative lighting designs today to find out why so many choose About Space Lighting!