Mary Boone Wellington, artist and inventor, created the first LIGHTBLOCKS in 1999 as a medium for public art. Her creative works required exceptional strength, beauty, color, and permanence-criteria that no material on the market possessed. LIGHTBLOCKS quickly became the favorite; a material that could satisfy the creative impulse and hold up to the often harsh environs of public art. What happened next was a surprise to everyone. "The studio was soon flooded with requests for this unique and beautiful substance-LIGHTBLOCKS." To make our new material available to all who wanted it, we knew we would have to change and grow. We resolved to make it our mission to seek and speak the truth about our materials, process and business dealings, holding as our model the joy we felt in executing a work of art and delivering it to a happy client. Choosing to be a part of the larger conversation of design and to join in partnership with our architect and designer friends made it possible to expand our inspiration and join in creating a more beautiful and sustainable world."