Volker Haug Studio’s Tableton lamps — tall and small — in semi-polished gunmetal bronze. Styling by Marsha Golemac. Photography by Morgan Hickinbotham.
Small Tableton lamp by Volker Haug Studio, seen here in raw aluminium. Styling by Marsha Golemac. Photography by Morgan Hickinbotham.
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Within the form of lighting design, their series of products — refined works of lighting from chandeliers to pendants to sconces to surface fittings — are produced as a collective mind from the converted 1940s industrial building that houses their workshop and studio in
Volker Haug Studio’s Tableton lamp collection is shown here in two available finishes (semi-polished gunmetal bronze and raw aluminium) and sizes (small and tall). Photo by Haydn Cattach.
This season, the studio collaborated on Tableton (see it
In line with the ethos of the Anton series (first released in 2018), Tableton presents a visual and tactile investigation of material and light. Classic processes of melting and pouring capture the integrity and purity of each of the metals — it currently comes in gunmetal bronze or aluminium — with the material itself boasting individual characteristics that draw the eye to the textural qualities of each piece.
Tableton is handmade in Melbourne, poured as a single piece of metal using traditional sand casting methods that impress textural elements into the solidified object. The table lamps come in
From a metaphoric perspective, the idea that Tableton is the studio’s inaugural product that’s within arm’s reach and directly touchable, speaks to the larger statement on where the studio has been taking its practice in the last, crisis filled year and a half.
With their steadfast ethos of collaboration and a team contributing all different sorts of artistic practices to the vernacular of lighting design, Volker Haug Studio’s Tableton is both a product and a process whose introduction is to be celebrated.
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