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Volute Pendant by Rakumba

Designed by Sebastian Herkner

Evoking scrolled natural forms – from botanical to nautical Volute is a design drawing on Rakumba’s heritage of textile lampshade craftmanship.

The design challenges skills honed over time with new lampshade geometries previously considered near impossible.

Leveraging Rakumba’s design ethos of “effortless complexity”, Volute pushes craft to its limits, delivering distinguished contemporary presence with the softness of fabric.

With two shells of richly textured customisable fabrics embracing a warm glowing light.

Volute is also available in a wall and floor edition.


Shade – putty, linen, graphite, flax or dice

Flex Cord – black, white or brass (2m standard)

Seamless Canopy – black, white, silver or brass


300mm Diameter x 260mmD x 450mmH

650mm Diameter x 260mmD x 940mmH

650mm Diameter x 260mmD x 1440mmH


Lead time:12+ weeks
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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.

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About the designer

Sebastian Herkner

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

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