Indigenous Business, Lumen & Co, brings culture to lighting

Awabakal man and Yarpa Grow graduate, Matthew Fellingham, knows that good lighting can set the mood, tell a story and bring a space to life.

That’s why he started his business, Lumen & Co.

Offering bespoke lighting pieces for various locations and occasions, Lumen & Co has been going from strength to strength. 

Two of Lumen & Co’s latest pieces include the Gilli Bollard and the Unity wall light. 

The Unity Wall light is interchangeable and can be altered to highlight artwork or elements.

Lumen & Co first showcased the Unity Wall light at the largest furniture and design fair in the world, Isaloni Del Mobile, held in Italy.

The Unity wall light was displayed two ways. One, as the ‘Unity copper wall light’ and the other with a unique art piece from the ‘Raw Undoing Collection’ by renowned contemporary Aboriginal artist and Yarpa member, Danielle Mate.

Both pieces showing the versatility of the wall light and the various ways you can use it.

Fellingham said, “The idea for the ‘Unity’ Copper wall light came from acceptance and wanting to create unity in an interior environment. It’s also that passion to leave nothing but your hand or footprint on the earth.”

“To create unity with the ‘Unity’ Piece, you come together and place hands on the copper, which then leaves a mark (hands are dipped into a solution, prior), which then shows that we have come to create unity within this space. It’s then displayed in a place of prominence.”

The second lighting piece on display was the Gilli Bollard. The Gilli Bollard also featured Danielle’s artwork, “Raw Undoings” and was created to highlight its surroundings.

A bollard is usually used to light a public path, but Fellingham says his Gilli Bollard does much more than that.

“The Gilli Bollard is not only there as a way of lighting a path, or lighting a car park, but to also tell the story of the nature and country around it.”

With more projects underway, Lumen & Co are looking forward to a busy year in 2021.

“We’ve got so many great things happening for our business. I’m really excited to be working with a number of businesses to create exquisite lighting pieces for their organisations. Lighting is my passion and I can’t wait to share that with the world,” said Director, Matthew Fellingham.

You can enquire about these pieces by sending an email to or contacting them at

To view more of Danielle’s artwork visit