Office for Visual Interaction – OVI is an internationally acclaimed lighting design studio based in NYC. Driven by the virtuosity of its founders, Chief Creative Jean Sundin and Chief Innovator Enrique Peiniger, the studio’s work reflects their passionate curiosity, technical imagination, and inspired artistry.
Constant experiments in the fields of art, science, technology and design push our ideas beyond convention and shape them with meaning and precision. Our work has become the launch pad of many innovations that are redefining the lighting field. OVI is the lighting studio for some the most iconic projects of our time.
We use light as a medium to transform space, visuals and emotions. The controlled design of light over matter creates a sense of place and awakens the user’s cultural memory.
A culturally diverse creative team of designers, we are committed as much to technological innovation as to philosophical dimensions of our work. We are trusted partners from the early stages of design and focused on shaping a project’s identity with light.
Our ingenuity makes OVI a global leader in project and product design. We practice insights exploration successfully for the industry and arts. We are creative innovators with light, sensitive to culture, and focused on hands-on execution.
“Their creativity, technical prowess and professionalism have been a great asset”
Mark Husser, Partner at GRIMSHAW
IMAGINATOR. HUMANIST. LEADER.
One of the world's preeminent exponents of architectural lighting design, Jean Sundin Founder and Chief Creative of OVI, began her career where others aspire to end: the Louvre's Pyramid, the Korean War Veteran's Memorial, Hirshhorn Museum among others. Since then, her work, which ranges from masterplans to the smallest of lighting details, is driven by her unique view on aesthetics, that stems from her training in both Western and Eastern design philosophies, the classical tradition as well as Feng Shui.
INNOVATOR. VISIONARY. DIALOGIST.
A unique presence amongst lighting designers, Enrique Peiniger, Founder and Chief Innovator of OVI, was formally trained in more than one field. This singularly manifold way of thinking defines all his work: as a humanist, Enrique articulates the project’s historical and cultural context;as an engineer, he aims at clarity and logic by constantly devising state-of-the-art technology which is developed to achieve economy of the work; as a designer, he is sensitive to social and aesthetic parameters which he integrates in originally engineered lighting solutions.