The Pop lamp, the Flared table lamp and the Flared floor lamp were created during a one-year design and production period, with all porcelain components made by hand out of Mud Australia’s Sydney studio. Joining the brand’s pendant and sconce offering, the lamp collection explores intuitive, technical functionality through Mud Australia’s signature Limoges porcelain clay, quality pigments and glaze. “It’s a real turning point in Mud’s development to be able to move into a whole new design category,” Shelley says. “Zac’s design empathy for porcelain production and his fresh perspective has enabled us to achieve a seamless embodiment of Mud’s design aesthetic and contemporary lighting.”
The Flared table lamp is the first of the Mud Australia lamp collection to be available. Register your interest in the Flared floor lamp and Pop lamp here.
The portable Pop lamp is suitable for indoors and outdoors and is made from a single piece of handmade porcelain. The Flared table lamp is made from three porcelain pieces, with its light source in the base. The Flared floor lamp also features a light source in the base, combining handmade porcelain and brushed stainless steel with a tilt mechanism.
The Flared table lamp reflects Mud Australia’s exploration of porcelain’s soft materiality through more industrial techniques.
The lamp collection’s porcelain components are made by hand in Mud Australia’s Marrickville studio and home.
“Zac’s design empathy for porcelain production, and his fresh perspective has enabled us to achieve a seamless embodiment of
Mud’s design aesthetic and contemporary lighting.”
– Mud Australia Founder and Creative Director Shelley Simpson
Mud Australia’s new lamp collection was photographed at Melbourne’s iconic Walsh Street home designed by Robin Boyd in 1957.
Zachary says the lamp collection began with studying Mud Australia’s existing silhouettes and finding suitable forms to explore with light. The identified forms were then “assembled into arrangements that suited the dispersion of light, inverting bowls to become shades, introducing voids to allow the passage of light, and folding over edges to create a detail that allowed for ease of production and connection to the internal frame,” he says.
Mud Australia founder and creative director Shelley Simpson and industrial designer Zachary Hanna.