Enrique Peiniger

Founder & Chief Innovator

Enrique Peiniger, Founder and Chief Innovator of OVI, was formally trained in the fields of architecture and social sciences and continues to catalyze conversations across design fields and disciplines. His passion for cutting-edge lighting technology is evident in all of OVI’s work, ranging from thoughtful historical renovations to contemporary, avant-garde architectural master works. Utilizing his former experience in lighting engineering, Enrique collaborates with manufacturers to develop custom luminaires for one-of-a-kind projects that incorporate specialized finishes, advanced fabrication techniques, and emerging light sources meant to achieve economy of work.

Two of OVI’s projects –the winning solution for the ‘modular’ LED Streetlight for New York City and the Canadian Parliament’s highly specialized optical design– showcase Enrique’s scientific dexterity and commitment to designing for the benefit of the user.

An accomplished speaker and lighting educator, Enrique has led lighting design workshops and presented at professional lighting congresses and universities worldwide, including lectures at World Architecture Day in New York City, Light + Building in Frankfurt, Yale University, Light Insight Arabia Conference in Dubai, Light Middle East in Dubai and PLDC conventions in Berlin and London.

In 2004, he was appointed as the lighting expert for UNESCO missions to Kuwait. Enrique has also taught courses at the Technical University of Berlin and advanced courses in lighting design at Parsons The New School for Design, where he was appointed as a distinguished faculty member.