About us

Our goal is good light – for your products, your employees and your family. We are a good team that pulls together and can interpret your dreams for you. There’s just one thing you have to do – switch the lights on.

What can working with us bring you?

 

We have illuminated 75,000 lightbulbs

And we’re not worried that they’ll need replacing. We represent leading European manufacturers of light fittings and offer a long guarantee period and follow-up servicing. We either supply boxed light fittings or perform their professional assembly and bring them to life ourselves. Put your trust in experience – it’s never too late to find a better solution.

Light for everyone


Architects, designers, consultants, developers, electricians, distributors and end users. Our services are designed to satisfy everyone. Some people are looking for a comprehensive solution from consultation to the programming of lighting systems, while others are happy with a designer lamp.

We have seen the light


The best investment is investment in education. Our staff work hard to improve themselves, obtain professional education and certification, and grow with the company. We design lighting with architects at an early stage of the projects we work on, though intense dialogue continues right up to the moment we turn the lights on. Things do not, however, end there. We can also measure consumption and can help you think about the return on the investments you have made.

 

The good old days


We take an old-fashioned approach to all our clients, including those who visit our showroom. We will carry the products you have chosen right to your car. We will do everything in our power to ensure your satisfaction.

Wrote about us

CZECH COMPANIES STRUGGLE TO UNDERSTAND THE APPROACHING YOUNG INTERNET GENERATION 24. 5. 2017

Members of generation Z, born from the mid-90’s up, have different expectations from their work than the generations before them. They are the Children of the internet, and they are individualists. Therefore, they want to move freely between their work and private lives, educate themselves while working and be employed in an environment which allows all of this. Only one in five Czech companies is prepared for the arrival of the so-called post-millennials.

Office of the future? A living organism! 3. 11. 2016

Many of us may still remember the stuffy offices full of cigarette smoke, ringing with the sounds of typewriters. Then the 90’s computer era came and, along with it, a new trend – tiny and stale cupboards were replaced with breezy, open-space type planning. Nowadays, we are again one step ahead.

U1 designer Radek Mašinda on the influence of colours in the workplace 3. 11. 2016

One of the most prominent influences on human psyche, as well as work dedication in the office, is colour. The right ones stimulate us, the wrong ones make us tired and demotivated. So, how does one choose the right colour scheme to reach their goal? 

Environment has a massive impact on the effectiveness of work 3. 11. 2016

Noises in open offices stimulate extroverts to better performances, introverts, on the other hand, struggle with it.

Relax in the office? Lounge areas are beneficial to creative thinking 3. 11. 2016

The work environment has changed dramatically in the past three decades in many companies, both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Small offices are gradually being replaced by the new standard in the form of open office spaces.

The office mouse’s dream: Attractive work places are being created in Brno 3. 11. 2016

It doesn’t matter whether you work in an office, a school or if you are a programmer. Your subconscious continuously perceives your surroundings and reacts to them. A bad environment brings everyone down. The counterstep is a creative design that will properly break the mould.

Is the office environment stressing you out? We have tips to make it friendlier. 3. 11. 2016

Everyday work in a mundane environment, lacking anything lively and suffocating enthusiasm? That is a nightmare come to life for every creative spirit, and not just for them.

Guerrilla fighting day in U1 3. 11. 2016

Our company, U1, helps clients with the planning and implementation of office space. Leading a company that specialises in a field where Czechs are just starting to explore is a tough act.

Creativity needs its own space 3. 11. 2016

Jaromír Popek (co-founder of U1) writes about his own know-how on equipping open space offices in the EURO magazine.  

Shared offices complicate workplace relationships 3. 11. 2016

The risk of both physical and mental illness is higher in a shared workplace. According to Environment and Health, a study by Scandinavian Journal of Work, people who work in open space offices take more days off work due to sickness by 65%.

The five most annoying things that turn office life into hell 3. 11. 2016

Even Maxim is starting to get interested in the problematics of the office environment.

Boredom motivates no one. Say goodbye to open space offices 3. 11. 2016

Strangely coloured modular furniture, an impersonal environment and dull conference rooms. Everyone who has ever been employed in a regular office building knows the sterile and vague workplace. Progressive company owners said goodbye to the grey and started turning the “second home” into an attractive office space.

Czech companies follow in efforts to make the workplace more comfortable. 3. 11. 2016

Creative, innovative, flexible - these are the characteristics many companies expect from their employees. For adequate productivity, however, the right environment is crucial. Although, when creating such settings, it is also important to mind your finances.

U1 is creating office spaces for leading Czech companies 3. 11. 2016

Who we are, what we do and how are we doing it in an article in Hospodářské Noviny.

Offices are coming to life 3. 11. 2016

What are the trends in office design? What is the correct way to project an open office? You can find answers to those questions in this article from PROFIT.

After open-space, team-offices to come 3. 11. 2016

Nowadays, individual work seems to be less effective. Cooperation, on the other hand, is the new phenomenon which yields faster results in a larger team. This stress on speed is the influence of the changes.

How to plan your office space effectively 3. 11. 2016

Are you considering a smaller office space or starting a company and don’t know how to correctly plan your office space? When creating an environment that will inspire and stimulate you and your co-workers whilst also being comfortable, it is vital to focus on more than just modern furniture and new wall paint.

U1’s Jaromír Popek on creating an interior 3. 11. 2016

Here’s a little taste of the upcoming book archSPACE \ Office, which will contain interviews with interior creators. An interview with Jaromír Popek and designer Stanislav Nehybka covers the topic of office space design.

U1, a company built as a manifest against office clichés 3. 11. 2016

It seems like Brno will always be second fiddle in the Czech Republic. Although not in everything. Brno outpaces Prague in office environment. For example, in IT companies, the fraction residing in buildings with a quality standard defined as class A is distinctly larger in Brno than in Prague. On top of that, the South-Moravian capitol saw the emergence of the company U1, a company which provides top quality office interiors.

Generation Z has different ideas about work 3. 11. 2016

The vast majority of employers acknowledge the differences between each generation’s job demands, however, only a fifth of them would be able to offer what the youngest seek. This is the conclusion of U1’s company research.

Friendly offices benefit company development 16. 1. 2015

The times of struggling by the desk with a pen and paper, or a noisy typewriter, surrounded by piles of three-ring binders are long gone. They were pushed aside by the “modern” era. In bigger cities those tiny rooms were replaced by open-space type offices, which have many perks – co-workers are much easier to reach this way.

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