While Aqua Creations lamps have been lighting up homes and businesses for over 30 years, we believe that the story behind our brand is just as important as the designs themselves.
It is time to shine a spotlight on the man behind the brand: Albi Serfaty, founder and lead designer of Aqua Creations.
5 Molecules Chandelier at The Kitan Restaurant, Tokyo
Albi Serfaty, founder and lead designer of Aqua Creations working on Lake Doiran Mirror 2
Albi was born in Jerusalem, Israel, and grew up in a highly creative family. Fascinated by the mesmerizing effect of light, he developed an interest in photography at a young age. After receiving his first camera and a darkroom at age 13, Albi became a self-taught photographer.
He began his career as a photographer's assistant at Bow Street Studio in London before moving on to become a professional still-life photographer in London and Tel Aviv's advertising industry. Albi's devotion to photography is evident in his work for Aqua Creations, where he personally creates almost all of the images on the website.
From Series "Sky", 50°18'35" N 44°28'44" W North Atlantic Ocean 2011About the studio
"For 30 years the studio has taken inspiration from the sea’s underwater life, shapes and forms. Now, with coral reefs bleaching and salinity levels increasing in freshwater lakes, it is time to give back."
Lake Doiran Ceiling 3
Albi co-founded Aqua Creations, in 1992, where he is currently the studio’s lead designer, ultimately driven by a desire to create lights that evoke emotion and views each design as an extension of himself as an artist. He is strongly influenced by his immediate surroundings, ever-evolving and in pursuit of new materials and technology.
While Albi's latest designs, such as The Lakes, have evolved towards a more contemporary aesthetic, Aqua Creations' distinctive DNA of bold colors, natural fabrics, and organic shapes continue to be a part of each creation.
While the designs are still inspired by the natural world, this collection also allows the studio to highlight issues that are critical and extend beyond design. The Lakes is just the beginning of the studio's efforts to make a positive impact on the world.
Aqua Creations 'Light On Water' at Design Miami '22Browse The Lakes Collection