Helmed by its founder, Tassos Bizakis, who built on his years-long career at Philips Lighting, the company launched as a lighting design firm to later include a showroom offering premium and high-quality solutions unique to the Greek market and, finally, established itself as an expert and reliable partner that covers design, retail, and R&D.
Our team is composed of experienced designers and engineers who utilize their aesthetic values, know-how, and technical expertise to bring to life even the most demanding projects. We collaborate with private clients and architects, interior designers, landscape architects, civil engineers, and other lighting designers, and we cherish our long-standing relationships that have resulted in exquisite collaborations all over the world.
Since 1990, FOSS has illuminated some of the most ambitious projects and has achieved countless proud moments, including the Ellinikon Experience Park, the Tatoi Club, the Amanzoe resort, the Astir Palace Four Seasons Hotel and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC).
FOSS is... Light
By constantly changing, adapting and renewing itself, FOSS has succeeded in maintaining a continuous presence for over thirty years.
By investing in the professional development of our team members, we offer a number of opportunities to train, travel and learn more about the latest advancements in the field, take part in international exhibitions, build networks and grow.
At the same time, we have developed an R&D department in order to further advance our research and keep innovating. At FOSS, we are always on.
For us, sustainability is more than a buzzword. By treating each building as an ecosystem, we are committed to providing lighting solutions that bear a minimal environmental footprint.
Illuminating the future
Our green strategy comprises of using LED technology, durable materials, and timeless products, maximizing natural sunlight, implementing smart control systems to adjust light intensity optimally and thinking creatively in order to achieve efficiency and sustainability at the same time.
No matter whether we get involved in the early building stages or if we upgrade and retrofit older lighting systems, we can implement sustainable solutions that have a positive impact on people’s well-being.
Our portfolio consists of many projects that have received recognition for their green strategy, like the kindergarten of Athens College that achieved the LEED Platinum certification, or the Ellinikon Experience Park that was realized in accordance with the SITES rating standards.
Lighting design has been part of our DNA since our inception and our vision has always been to provide schemes that are human-centric and ideal for rest, work and play.
From the most complex project to the finest detail, FOSS can be a supporting or exclusive partner during the lighting design process offering a broad range of services from consulting, pre-budgeting and value engineering, to daylight study, circadian lighting, product supply, tailor-made luminaires, sample product demonstrations, project management, programming and maintenance. Thanks to our in-house design, installation and programming teams, FOSS can provide turnkey solutions that guarantee our hands-on involvement and quality control every step of the way. From the initial concept to the most detailed technical drawings, 3D renderings, and the implementation of lighting control systems, we deliver solutions that are energy efficient, easy to use and maintain in the long run.
Lighting Control & Integration
At FOSS, connectivity and system integration using the latest technology is an important part of what we do. As a distinguished dealer of Lutron, a leader in developing pioneer lighting control systems, we can program and install lighting control systems and smart solutions that put the control of any type of building at your fingertips.
Lighting, heating and cooling, blinds, shutters, audio and TV systems as well as all the different screens can simply be accessed and adjusted from a universal remote, for example your phone or your tablet.
In addition, by using the intuitive Control4 interface, FOSS can smarten any type of building and make it cost-saving, safe and convenient.
Always striving for excellence and innovation, FOSS has created an in-house R&D department that allows for a focused and specialized research on materials, processes and systems.
In our facilities, equipped with a state-of-the-art CNC lathe and vertical machining center, we have the ability to create prototypes, expand our knowledge on the latest lighting technologies and fabricate bespoke lighting fixtures and components for special projects.
Retail & Products
FOSS cooperates with state-of-the-art companies and offers a large selection of products that span indoor and outdoor lights, immersion and underwater lights, decorative, organic or industrial led fixtures, as well as advanced lighting control systems.
Our showroom offers access to products by pioneer companies such as Delta Light, DGA, Meyer, Wibre and Lutron, some of which are exclusively found in our store.
CEO & Managing Director.
“Forms...and between there is only light...”.
After his first degree in management from the University of Thessaloniki, Tassos soon discovered his passion for lighting and started getting engaged in projects that got more and more challenging, expanding from Greece throughout Europe. Having worked for Philips Lighting from 1984, in 1990 he decided to take the next step and create Foss. Since then, he brings the most demanding designs to light.
“Lighting is all about adding value and perspective”
Manos graduated from the National Technical University of Athens. An electrical engineer with considerable experience, he still enjoys carrying a project throughout, never missing a step from the conceptual stage to the mere details in the construction phase. Having joined Foss in 1998, Manos Petrakakis further deepened his specialization in interior and exterior lighting design.
Operations & Business Development Manager.
“Lighting is a revelation. Lighting reveals objects; lighting also reveals the heart and soul of our clients, their aesthetics and aspirations”.
Dimitrios specialises in lighting design , lighting control systems and energy analysis. His analytic skills keep surprising all team members and has a creative problem-solving approach.
“Every project brings a major challenge to light. Every project deserves an experimental and experiential view”.
Spyros graduated from the Democritus University of Thrace and has been working as an electrical engineer ever since. After joining Foss in 2000, he has been successfully undertaking most demanding projects, specializing in lighting control systems.
Lighting Design Engineer
“Lighting is where art meets science, with absolutely no power play…”
A University of Piraeus graduate, Nikos joined Foss in 1999. His field of specialty is lighting design and his skill set covers exterior lighting layouts, calculations, and specifications. Thanks to his vast experience, he supervises all phases of the design process.
Lighting Design Engineer.
Architect - Cad Designer
Office Manager / Administrative Assistant.
System Automation Engineer.
R & D Department.
R & D department.