The Solaria Team

Rob Warrington


Rob Warrington, founder of Solaria Lighting, has been in the wholesale design industry for 25 years. His talent for design stems from his roots growing up in Michigan, where he began his career working with his family and their commercial construction company. Rob has worked as an interior designer and residential construction consultant as well over the years. His international education mixed with his travels and knowledge of design have led to the culmination of Solaria Lighting as it exists today.

In the summer of 2019, a new chapter of Solaria Lighting began as Rob has decided to transition from owner to founder and under his watchful eye, Solaria Lighting ownership was transferred to Josh Walters.

Karen Lamassonne

Custom Designer

Karen Lamassonne, our custom designer, was born and raised in a multi- cultural and multi- lingual environment and has lived and worked in the United States, Colombia, France Germany and Italy. Karen has had a successful career as a painter, combining other artistic media such as film, video and photography. She has also worked in design, theater and music. She joined the Solaria team in 2008 where she continues to contribute with her experience and talent to designs and other aspects of lighting and interior décor.

Luke Hawkins

Warehouse  Co-Manager

Luke, one of our warehouse co-managers, joined the Solaria team in 2013. He is our resident crystal and finishings specialist and manages our inventory. His creativity is an asset to our team in design, production, and problem solving. Luke is a Georgia native who enjoys soccer, cycling, and spending time outdoors. He and his boyfriend live in Atlanta, but love to travel whenever possible.

Josh Walters


Josh Walters, owner of Solaria Lighting purchased the company in May, 2019 almost exactly one year after he was introduced to the company, when he first saw the LeMonde with Leather.  His admiration for the creativity and the numerous, iconic designs was immediate and is driving an excitement and energy to continue the tradition of Solaria Lighting and to bring new designs to market.

Josh grew up in Michigan and got his start in the building trade when he bought his first ‘fixer-upper’.  He has since completed many projects and has been a builder and General Contractor for more than 20 years.  He has always understood the value in quality products, professional design work and premium lighting.  Josh now brings his unique perspective as a customer and builder to lead Solaria Lighting.