R&D, Lighting

Rakumba: Metropol + Sebastian Herkner

_“Every single design I produce is very personal, developed using my intuition and instinct, and with a partner who shares my vision and responsibility for products.” -_Sebastian Herkner

Like a pearl hanging from a thread, Metropol begins with a single lamp. Its clever form delivers beauty as a sophisticated wall sconce or as stacked singles, doubles and triples – suspended as simple pendants or curated into organic groupings and grand chandeliers.

“It’s about craftsmanship, about quality, about real materials and function, but also about the beauty of a product. I’m always trying to balance the beauty with the function of an object.” -Sebastian Herkner

Central to Metropol’s design is the distinctive trifoliate form in combination with the innovative use of light. Where shadows would normally exist along the converging line of each form, in Metropol, these fine seams are used to wrap a beautiful, soft cast of light around the luminaire.

“Glass - it’s precious, so you have to take care of it. And there is no better material to work with, for light.” -Sebastian Herkner

Metropol’s strength is in its quiet charisma. Its design is one of intricacy and sophistication. Rather than overpowering a space, it leaves room for the architecture to stand out, making it a particularly versatile lighting collection. Through its modular design and refined finishes, Metropol finds its full creative potential in the hands of the architect and designer.

“What I think is really fascinating in the design is that there are many possibilities for arranging it. From a minimal wall version to a pendant, to the iconic grandeur of the chandelier setting” -Sebastian Herkner

Sebastian Herkner, A multi-award-winning global designer conceived and developed Metropol in close collaboration with Rakumba during his first partnership with an Australian design brand.

The collection comprises four standard colourways with anodised metal finishes in Black or Brass with the glass luminaire is Frosted White or Frosted Pink and can be made in custom finishes for special projects.

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