Metropol Pendant by Rakumba
Designed by Sebastian Herkner for Rakumba, Metropol hangs like a pearl from a thread.
It 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.
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.
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.SHOW MORE SHOW LESS
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Rakumba is a committed group of thinkers, designers, makers, artisans and engineers devoted to the mantra “Making Beauty”.
For more than fifty years, Rakumba has been creating beautiful decorative lighting. Authenticity and heritage underly their signature aesthetic of contemporary elegance.
As Australia’s oldest international lighting brand, Rakumba collaborates with established and emerging designers, consistently sharing knowledge and delivering an award-winning collection; demonstrated at it’s best through their Typography series, an ongoing collaboration with Netherlands-based Studio Truly Truly.
Today, Rakumba’s strength is drawn from delivering ‘effortless complexity’ through combining contemporary design, artisan craft, complex manufacturing and leading edge technology.
About the designer
Sebastian Herkner was born in 1981 in Bad Mergentheim. He studied product design at the HfG Offenbach am Main (Offenbach University of Art and Design), already focusing during his studies on designing objects and furniture merging various cultural contexts, combining new technologies with traditional craftsmanship in order to highlight the multifaceted beauty of the materials and draw renewed attention to small details.
Whilst still a student, Herkner did an internship with Stella McCartney in London, which helped to hone his feeling for materials, colours, structures and textures. Since founding his own design studio in Offenbach am Main in 2006, he has designed products for manufacturers such as Cappellini, ClassiCon, Dedon, Fontana Arte, Moroso, Pulpo, Thonet and Wittmann, as well as working on interior design projects and for exhibitions and museums.
Between 2007 and 2012 he has taught several courses at HfG Offenbach am Main as visiting lecturer. His designs have received multiple prizes, for example the 2011 German Design Award in the Newcomer category, 2015 the EDIDA Award for Best International Newcomer and Guest of Honor at imm cologne 2016.
Written by Markus Frenzl