Confessions of a Creationist

It can keep you awake at night, consume your weekends and ultimately drive you mad but there is no off switch to the creative mind. It is an obsession, a mission and more than anything – a passion to create, or to solve a problem in a different way. I confess – I am a … READ MORE

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Authentic origins

For many of us, a simple name such as Campbell’s Soup, or Marilyn, conjures a visual journey into the past with flashes of Studio 54 and New York at its avant-garde best. Detaching ourselves from those images is near impossible. Much like an iconic piece of furniture – they are mental silhouettes that frame a … READ MORE

The art of successful collaborations

With the annual Milan Design Week fresh in our memories we’re inspired by the products and installations we experienced across Italy’s home of design and the possibilities that present themselves when people come together to create. Listening to Spanish designer Jaime Hayon speak about his ongoing collaboration with Danish brand Fritz Hansen, it was refreshing … READ MORE

Nurturing creativity

How do we in the local product design industry invest, turning a philosophy of supporting creative growth into actively fostering emerging designers? There is no question, design is serious business. Corporations worldwide are consistently prioritising creativity as being strategically critical, manifested as a clear shift towards executive-level designer appointments. As John Maeda reminded us in his SXSW … READ MORE

“Brand Australia” Dazzles at DENFAIR 2016

DENFAIR has undergone a metamorphosis from its 2015 model. Even more selective and curatorial in its approach and at the same time doubling in size, it reinforced the beauty and creative vitality of Australian design. Revitalising the sometimes stagnant feel of traditional trade fairs, DENFAIR was a buoyant celebration of Brand Australia. Just when you … READ MORE

Anchor Ceramics: Collaborative Spirit & Potter DS

This article first appeared in Mezzanine issue 4, written by the magazine’s editor and creative director, Marcus Piper. @mezzanine_mag Rakumba is fast becoming a household name in lighting and architecture studios across Melbourne – and further afield – as its collaborative approach and technical prowess connect with the aesthetics and skills of our more material … READ MORE

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Going global: A flight path for the Australian lighting design industry

As creatives and tastemakers reflect on this year’s design week in Milan, we continue to be inspired by our experience at Frankfurt’s Light+Building in March. Showcasing the best of international lighting design, it also provided a flight path for the future of the lighting industry. Particularly heartening was our realisation that Australian decorative lighting design … READ MORE

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Archier: The Art Of Successful Collaborations

“One of the most enjoyable outcomes of collaborating on lighting design is that it’s diversified the type of work we’re doing.” – Chris Haddad, Archier Director ‘Collaboration’ is a word that’s thrown around quite a lot in the design industry. When done successfully, collaborative relationships can have positive effects that go far beyond creative satisfaction … READ MORE

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Bringing Rakumba’s products to life.

Rakumba has stories that deserve to be told. In many ways, these stories have written themselves. In other ways, they are narratives we have curated over time. These stories cover the origins of the products we make and maintain Rakumba’s ethos of sharing beauty with quality and professionalism. We’re proud to tell the stories of … READ MORE

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Visit Rakumba at Frankfurt’s Light+Building 2016.

Visit us at stand C60 in hall 4.0 between the 13th and 18th of March Just look for the stand with the beautiful Rosella feathers! We’re thrilled to be exhibiting alongside some of the biggest international designers and makers at Light+Building in Frankfurt. With almost half of the 210,000 attendees visiting from outside Germany, we’ll … READ MORE

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  • All set for tonight’s Rakumba / Estilo designer conversation event with @tom_fereday and @dan.treacy in Adelaide #authenticdesign @estilocommercial #decorativelighting
  • All set for tonight’s Rakumba / Estilo designer conversation event with @tom_fereday and @dan.treacy in Adelaide #authenticdesign @estilocommercial #decorativelighting
  • For many of us, a simple name such as Campbell’s Soup, or Marilyn, conjures a visual journey into the past with flashes of Studio 54 and New York at its avant-garde best. Detaching ourselves from those images is near impossible. Much like an iconic piece of furniture – they are mental silhouettes that frame a deeper conversation around authenticity in the creative disciplines. Read our latest article - link in bio.
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  • Our SA distributors have the Exo pendants in! Thanks @estilocommercial for the lovely picture, they look great! .
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  • Said "Bon Voyage" to one of our original production crew yesterday... Alex Brown the designer of our Ramus! As a well loved member of the team, his energy, knowledge and puns will be missed whilst he's off exploring the US of A! All the best Alex 🙌
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  • These internal lanterns for our Sydney bespoke project are creating some awesome shapes today! Production in full swing now... watch this space! .
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  • A little bit of Vivid's Designer of the Year and our @tomhewittdesign in action creating his Narvis light... super proud of his achievement one week on! And just shows hard work pays off!
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