Olivia Schaeffer

Lighting Designer

Olivia Schaeffer, along with her PSLab colleague, Joy Younan bring unique backgrounds and skill sets to the launch of PSLab’s US branch. 

Olivia is an expert in the lighting industry with over a decade of experience in business development and sales. As an agent, manufacturer and distributor, she has focused on nurturing relationships and partnerships with great care throughout her career. 

Joy has an extensive background as a lighting designer, both at PSLab’s Beirut headquarters, and at L’observatoire Intl. Joy has contributed her expertise on a variety of acclaimed projects around the world including the Highline in NYC, the Venice 2014 Architecture Biennale and the Eden Rock Restaurant in St. Barths. She also currently teaches Lighting Design at Pratt Institute in NYC. 

Today, Olivia & Joy bring their combined expertise and passion to the role with PSLab to launch the brand in the US, starting in NYC.

PSLab are lighting experts, with over 30 years of global experience in context-specific and holistic lighting design, and in-house manufacturing of the optimum tools needed to implement each design. This means that PSLab is not solely concerned with a product’s design and manufacturing, but also with its correct placement and use within a project. They have collaborated with a variety of sophisticated design professionals and their direct and transparent approach enables a collaborative and individualized service for each project. They have successfully completed many hospitality, residential, cultural, specialty retail and landscape applications and their clients and collaborators include Vincent Van Duysen, Thomas Heatherwick, Piet Boon, Aesop, Diptique and many more.