Sofie Refer was born in Denmark, 1974. In 2003 she graduated from The Danish Design School, department of Product Design. Sofie Refer is partner and Creative Director of Refer + Staer Aps, a Danish design lighting company offering exclusive design lighting. Her designs are based on Scandinavian simplicity combined with an extravagant look. Throughout her professional life she has focused on working with lighting design as she is fascinated by light in all aspect, convinced that lighting is the most important and powerful aspect in all environments. She creates lighting design with the deepest respect and passion for light. In that process she constantly seeks for new ways to play with and express light, also by using new technology components and light sources.