designer volker haug

Now this is a story of dedication and perspiration. Volker Haug was only 10 years old when he created his first lights. It was while he was on holidays in the Czech Republic and they comprised two bedside lights, four kitchen spots and a ceiling light! What were you doing when you were 10?!? Seriously, though, his designs are elegantly simple but edgy, too.

What five words best describe you? Funny, serious, man on a mission, passionate, nerdy.

What’s your proudest achievement? Getting permanent residency in Australia and pursuing my lighting design career which is what I wanted to do all my life.
Who inspires you?
Ingo Maurer (German lighting designer).
What are you passionate about? Lighting, music, good photography, eating, life in general.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt? To try and live life to the full every day as if it's your last.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Ingo Maurer
Where do you look to for inspiration? Everywhere, on the streets… travelling is great for that. Just returned from a six-week European trip and am now full of inspiration. Love what Europeans do with design…
What’s next? Exhibition at the
National Design Centre. Possibly building a big feature light for a San Francisco fine dining restaurant and installing it personally (fingers crossed the job works out).
What are you reading?
Possible Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs and not much of it at the moment due to lack of time.

Image courtesy of Volker Haug.