Looking back one can easily understand that the key to the success of the brand is the working method and the strong specialization. Working closely with luxury hotel Interior Designers has allowed us to understand which were the needs of our common customers. Our culture of lighting allowed us to respond to these needs with innovative, functional and, above all, beautiful products. A couple of examples.

In 1986, when the lamp technology provides us with the miniaturized low-power halogen lamps, MLE develops the first reading lamp with adjustable arm. The new device makes light and can be oriented without burning. MLE arises then a new concept of illumination which is then subsequently developed with the introduction of the LEDs together with L.Bellini (Opera, 2003).

In 1988 MLE launched Carlton, with PY Rochon. The first bathroom lamp with degree of protection from water IP44. Only later the European legislators did realize that in wet areas is necessary to protect the client of the hotel and then enact regulations.

The specialization of the MLE is a market specialization. Market specialization means to focus on the needs of all the actors involved in the project and in the management of the hotel. The answers to these needs have to be included into the product range thanks to a well based Company Culture.



The continuous collaboration with interior designers and interest in exclusive designs that become an integral part of the decoration of the hotel, drove MLE to create a specific workshop dedicated to the creation of articles “made to measure”. Here, the attention to detail is pushed to the highest levels.

Today MLE introduces its Clients 70 fabrics for lampshades from classic chinette, to silk, to organdie, to ecological and innovative materials in many different colors. The shapes of lampshades have today become a variable so that some of the novelties of this catalog have been conceived to release the design of the shade from the light source. And if these options are not enough, since some time MLE is organized to cover lampshades with fabrics chosen by the Designer.


Woods and finishes

Even the wood and metal finishes are subject to customization. Are avaliable up to 5 types of wood and 14 treatments of metals. Some of them are the result of MLE R&D in this specific field. Besides the most common galvanic finishes such as chrome and gold finishes MLE offers handmade processes such as antique silver an antique gold. The burnished brass finish it’s very near the wrought iron and has been achieved through a paint treatment developed within the company. With this treatment you can get this finish even on materials other than the brass.


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When it’s needed, MLE goes beyond its catalog and develops new products according to customer design. Unique pieces for public areas or small series for the rooms, suites and corridors. Starting from the sketch of the Designer, MLE engineers and develops the product by including the correct light sources and considering the technical and safety regulations of the country where the installation will be carried out. MLE is then able to act as the sole supplier for the interior lighting of the hotel by ensuring the quality, timeliness and the same attention to detail of its standard range.