Minnesota Makers: Steve Holzgraefe

Photos courtesy MNIMA Lighting

Mellow, subtle, and sublime are just a few words that describe the lighting of MNIMA. The award-winning designs of Steve Holzgraefe are more than sources of light—they are works of art that are both substantial in design and delicate in delivery.

As a trained research scientist, Holzgraefe approaches the designs from a fundamental appreciation of materiality that drives the form and function of each design. Naturally bespoke, these lights are built here in the Twin Cities and offer shapes, surfaces, and silhouettes like none other in the lighting marketplace.

Midwest Home features local makers in each issue via The Collective. To be considered for inclusion, visit midwesthome.com/thecollective.

Curated by Jerrod Sumner, founder of Brandtabulous, a Minneapolis-based marketing and brand storytelling agency that specializes in promoting American makers, including the ones featured on this page.