Lighting the Way – Volker Haug Studio
Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia
When Volker Haug first established his studio in 2006, little did he anticipate the studio’s meteoric rise on the Australian design scene would be this remarkable. Assembling each product by hand, the studio hallmarks its design with an unmatched quality of craftsmanship.
Founded by Volker Haug, the eponymous studio is based in Melbourne and specialises in interdisciplinary lighting product. Though Volker is German-born, he has embedded a distinctly Australian aesthetic that engages those with an eye for design.
Since 2006, the studio has remained at the forefront of the lighting industry through its manufacturing processes. By forging a personal connection between the maker and the material, each product celebrates originality and integrity.
Understanding the fine line of balancing natural light with artificial lighting, Volker Haug Studio has numerous collections that take cues from urban industrialism. The success of the studio is twofold – not only does Volker Haug Studio support Melbourne’s local talents to remain truly Australian, but also manufacture ‘backwards’ by using the light source as the inception of all ideas. This pragmatic approach ensures that each lighting fixture fits into the space instead of being dominated by it.
Earlier this year at Fuorisalone, Volker Haug Studio debuted a new lighting collection, Pyramid Scheme. Inspired by the mathematical precision of ancient geometries, the range explores repetition and the reflection of forms.
Extending their offering, Volker Haug Studio also welcomes the opportunity for clients to develop and design custom lighting fixtures. During this process, the studio works closely with architects and designers to develop custom lighting that will complement and elevate interior surroundings as desired.
Volker Haug Studio is working on releasing new finishes for the Anton range and adding more variations to their existing collections in the near future. A distinct and bold 2020 Milan Exhibition is also in the works, representing an exciting next step in the trajectory of the studio.