Danielle Trofe Designer

Danielle Trofe Design is a Brooklyn-based design studio that promotes a function-forward, sustainable and socially responsible approach to furniture and lighting design. By harnessing innovative technologies and material sciences to create functional and accessible design, Danielle aims to encourage a departure from conventional materials and production techniques in search of long-term, sustainable solutions.


Speaking Engagements

  • 2018 The Future is Grown, SXSW, Austin, TX
  • 2018 Sustainable Materials Panel, WantedDesign Brooklyn, NY
  • 2018 The Future of Design is Biology, Genspace, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2017 Designing with Sustainability in Mind, BioBased Live, San Diego, CA
  • 2017 Material Spotlight, Cradle to Cradle, International Online Webinar
  • 2016 Growing a New Future in Design, Disruptive Innovation Festival, International Online Webinar
  • 2016 Growing with Mushroom Materials, Lowline Lab, NYC
  • 2016 Meet the Makers Panel, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2016 Integrating Sustainability into Design Panel, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2015 Innovation Forum on the Main Stage, Autodesk University, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2013 Museum of Art and Design, Pecha Kucha Presenter, NYC

Awards & Achievements

  • 2017 Interior Design Best of Year Awards Finalist, MushLume Installation for 1Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, Shining Moment, International
  • 2017 Scientist of the Year, Technical.ly Innovation Awards, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2016 Interior Design NYCxDESIGN Awards Finalist, MushLume Cup Light Table Lamp, Table Lamp Category, International
  • 2015 Core77 Design Awards Notable, MushLume Lighting, Professional Furniture & Lighting Category, International
  • 2015  WantedDesign Brooklyn Exhibitor, MushLume Lighting, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2015  Design Museum, Designs of the Year, MushLume Lighting, London
  • 2014  BIOFABRICATE, MushLume Lighting, NYC
  • 2014  Worrell Smith Gallery, Let There Be Light Exhibit, MushLume Lighting, CT
  • 2014  WantedDesign LaunchPad Exhibitor, MushLume & Mush-Bloom, NYC
  • 2013  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Vertical Garden Exhibit, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2013  WantedDesign LaunchPad Exhibitor, Hourglass Lamps, NYC
  • 2013  Salone Satellite Exhibitor, Live Screen, Milan
  • 2012  BMW i Born Electric Tour, Good Goods Partner, NYC
  • 2012  WantedDesign Exhibitor, Live Screen, NYC
  • 2012  Design Quest Furniture Design Competition Finalist, Live Screen & Ribbon Barstool, USA
  • 2011  A’Design Award Winner, Live Screen, Furniture Category, Italy
  • 2011  A’Design Award Runner-Up, Ribbon Barstool, Furniture Category, Italy


Danielle Trofe


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