Beyond design Ay Illuminates aims to shape naturally existing structures, forms, and materials and hereby creating gorgeous handmade lighting.

For over fifteen years Ay Illuminate has been approaching lighting in an innovative way to shape and the usage of otherwise wasted materials. Ay Illuminates works with quality fabrics and skilled artisans throughout Asia, Africa and Europe. Each product is handmade and unique with carefully selected material aiming to catalyst beauty through characteristic lighting. As VANMOKUM we take care of all sales and distribution in the Benelux and Germany.


Thin Wood & Cap

Ay Illuminate's Thin Wood collection is a testament to the seamless integration of nature's inherent beauty with exquisite design craftsmanship. This innovative product line showcases the brand's commitment to sustainability and elegance, producing lighting fixtures that radiate a warm and inviting ambiance. As a harmonious fusion of natural materials and modern aesthetics, Ay Illuminate's Thin Wood captivates the senses and transforms any space into a sanctuary of tranquility and refinement.

Bagobo & Hozuki

A paper ensemble. The Bagobo Original, the Bagobo Reversed as well as the Hozuki are all produced with the handmade paper of which the strength of the fibres determines the lamps’ resilience, despite an appearance of fragility. Their soft, paper exterior brings a warm look in any setting.


With this Z-series, Ay illuminate presents unconventional products. Lamps that are unique, made from unlikely materials and in a shape that brings the mind to live. This series forces you to better look at it, understand its construction and appreciate the craftsmanship behind it. It lays bare and holds mystique at the same time. The Z-series is famous for a reason.


Five variations of one shape, the Nama Series proves sometimes only slight changes are all that is necessary to bring out more. With this series, we’ve set the bar for all our Authentics in terms of natural forms, production quality, materials and beauty a product can have, fitting in luxurious spaces.

Rattan Bulb & Bell

Signify a gathering. With the Rattan Bulb and Bell Ratan, you bring in the church bell, an orb people make circles around. The sheer size and volume of these lamps are impressive on itself. With the soft light it spreads comparisons with a beaming sun are easily made; the Rattan Bulb and Bell Rattan are guaranteed to stand out.


These rocks are as light as the touch of the Philippine artisan. Combining different sizes of these earthy forms can closely resemble the surroundings of a natural lake, bringing peace and serenity into the room.

Black Birds Nest, Doppio, Umut & Pickle

No outcasts without family but rather bamboo uniques. This selection demonstrates what the material is capable of. Cropped like a tutu or elongated as a glass vase, the bamboo proves to hold its shape in any design.

Buri Bulb & Bell

Big and voluptuous, completely contemporary. These beautiful orbs are the piece de resistance in any room, even more so when multiple hang together.

Plum, May M-Series

Fragile light, robust frames. The bamboo used for the series Plum, May and M1, M2 and M3 is as lightweight as can be, but is entwined in such a way it brings out the best of the material. A high-hanging bulb creates a unique halo that brings softness to a room. A gentle appearance.

We have done many projects with the ay-illuminate COLLECTION. They are featured in hotels and restaurants or private homes around the world. If you would like to know more, about possibilities, collaboration or press material please contact us. Click to see a glimpse of our ay-illuminate collaborations.

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