Australian design with a purpose

From humble beginnings our rich history began

NEOZ's story began in 1983, not in a corporate boardroom, but in a farm shed nestled within the Bellingen Valley. Driven by a shared passion for artistry and design, Anne Gothe and Peter Ellis embarked on a mission to create more than just beautiful lighting – they envisioned lighting a brighter path for others.

Fast forward to 1985, NEOZ set roots in Rozelle, Sydney. Here, their innovative spirit shone through. They didn't just design and manufacture lighting, they crafted site-specific solutions that transformed iconic spaces like Darling Harbour and The Rocks. But NEOZ's impact goes beyond aesthetics. The development of their Lightrail and Lightwire track systems revolutionised the industry, paving the way for advancements that benefit everyone.

The origin story

In 1995, NEOZ founder and industrial designer Peter Ellis, was approached to work on the lighting design for Penfold Wine’s Magill Estate restaurant in the Adelaide hills with Sydney architects Allen Jack+Cottier.

He was tasked with designing an electric lamp with no cord to allow tables to be moved around the room. As there were no off-the-shelf battery systems, he designed his own precisely to his requirements. The result was the Magill cordless table lamp, and the first cordless lamp was born.

Proudly made on Australian shores

As a proudly Australian company, NEOZ embodies the spirit of doing things differently and doing them well. This commitment extends to both our cutting-edge technology and design, and now, we're honoured to be officially recognised as certified Australian-made. This distinction is a badge we wear with understated pride, reflecting our ongoing dedication to championing Australian talent and fostering domestic manufacturing and industry.

Design meets innovation

NEOZ combines the best of three worlds: creative design, cutting-edge electronics, and best-in-class manufacturing. We create beautiful, functional, and sustainable products that are as easy to use as they are pleasing to the eye.

Our commitment to in-house engineering and local manufacturing in Sydney means we have complete control over the process, ensuring every NEOZ product is meticulously crafted to the highest standards.