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Global Design Solutions Ltd

Global Design Solutions Ltd

GDS is an award-winning, specialist LED lighting manufacturer, famed for creating innovative lighting products and control systems that have transformed entertainment venues around the world.
Solution Focused
UK Manufacturer
Pioneering Light
Business Overview

GDS has the technical expertise and solution focus to offer a range of supporting services. From manufacture and design, to project management and commissioning, we can deliver the best lighting schemes across a range of architectural and commercial applications.


Our Vision


GDS is an award-winning, specialist LED lighting manufacturer, famed for creating innovative lighting productsand control systems that have transformed entertainment venues around the world. For fifteen years we have worked successfully within the international entertainment lighting sector, offering world-class solutions, becoming a key player and continuously driving change with the growth of our ranges and systems.

As we continue to develop our brand in the entertainment industry and expand following the launch of our GDS Korea office, we are now also taking our versatile products, client-responsive approach and collaborative environment into a new arena, with the launch of GDS Architectural.

Exciting new products will be matched with our extensive lighting expertise to solve fresh challenges and bring that GDS magic, turning lighting dreams into stunning reality in even more architectural spaces and entertainment venues worldwide.




GDS was founded in 2004 with a focus on finding practical solutions to the lighting challenges faced by the entertainment industry. Our 40-strong Bristol based team created innovative products and control solutions, quickly establishing the company as a market leader. Our backstage lighting Blues System, industry-leading SM console (stage management desk), and perfectly dimmable ArcSystem for auditoriums can be found in some of the most exciting and high profile buildings across the globe.


Our growing international reach led to the opening of GDS Korea in 2017, to better serve the Asian lighting markets with locally manufactured products at the same high GDS standards.


In 2019 the launch of GDS Architectural takes us to new heights and heralds an ambitious new era for GDS as true pioneers of light.


Products & Services
  • Project Management
  • Building & Site Surveying
  • Architectural Design
  • Commercial Building Work

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