10 New Takes on the Pendant Light, From a Designer Down Under

In the category of cities we’re seriously dying to visit, Melbourne is right up there with Tokyo, and now we have another reason to make the trek: the recently wrapped Denfair, a design fair now in its second year, which in the past week has introduced us to whole host of new talents, including the German-born, Melbourne-based designer Volker Haug, whose new lighting collection we’re featuring today. Made by hand in Haug’s Brunswick East studio, the lights represent a more minimalist direction for the designer, whose previous creations were more colorful and organic. There’s a common design language bouncing around the world here — the oversized chainlink has echoes of Apparatus, the long, disc-studded pendants call to mind Areti, and the double-sided, globe-bulb pendant is a candidate for this decade’s antler chandelier — but each is its own thing, and when taken together they make up a beautiful, understated new collection — whose lights we’d love to hang in our own spaces. (Above and all in situ photos by @mrveeral; design by @milly_and_co)

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