Only those who live for the moment live for the future.

Heinrich von Kleist

In 1981 Fritz Eiber, who was 22 at the time, made the bold decision to start a company to bring Italian lighting design to Austria. The young entrepreneur initially ran a small specialist lighting store of only 100 m² in the centre of Wels, with a great deal of passion and motivation. His love of design and architecture was already reflected in the range in this period and he was soon selling unique lighting designs from all over Europe. Architects and planners were quickly won over by the success and continuous company growth of Molto Luce.

Today, Molto Luce is itself a manufacturer of innovative lighting solutions. More than 400 employees work at eight sites in Austria, Germany and Italy to develop and manufacture a high-quality range of indoor and outdoor lighting for the home and – especially – the commercial sector, and to create the best lighting atmosphere in the field of architecture with these products. In Austria, Germany, the EU and beyond these borders - the company has changed but the passion remains.

Foundation of Molto Luce

opening of a 100m² specialised store in Wels

1981

Relocation to Linzerstraße

1983

Relocation to Europastraße, the current address of the Molto Luce Headoffice

1986

Transformation of the company legal form into a limited company

building enlargement and opening of the associated restaurants „Il Campanile“

1989

Opening of Molto Luce Vienna

1991

First Molto Luce product development: track-spotlight DADO

1998
Building of the production site in Weißkirchen near Wels

Starting of the production of own lighting series branded by Molto Luce

2002
Foundation of a distribution company in Germany

Opening of a distribution office in Cologne

2007

Opening of a distribution office in Nuremberg

Design Plus Award for Zita pendant

2008

Opening of the Molto Luce flagship-store Munich

2010
30 years Molto Luce


Opening of a further German distribution office in Bremen

2011
Huge enlargement of the production site

Enlargement of the der LED-development unit

Design Plus Award for Balance pendant

2012

Design Plus Award for Illumini showcase-luminaire system

2013

Opening of a distribution office in Graz

Red Dot Award , AIT Retail Trend Award, German Design Award for After 8 Hängeleuchte
Red Dot Award for Shopstar track-spotlight

2014
35 years Molto Luce

Relocation of the Flagship-Store Munich

Ground-breaking for the new building WK IV at the production site Weißkirchen

2016
Foundation of a distribution company in Italy

Opening of a distribution office in Brescia/Italy

Relocation and enlargement of the distribution office in Hamburg

German Design Award for Lash and Loon pendant, Iven table luminaire

Relocation of the distribution office Hamburg

2017

Design Plus Award for Trigga semirecessed frameless
Red Dot Award for pendant Charm

2018