For years, Mud Australia founder and creative director Shelley Simpson had been toying with the idea of introducing a lighting collection to her brand’s portfolio. When she met Sydney-based industrial designer Zachary Hanna, she knew it was time to bring her idea to fruition. In 2021, the two began collaborating on a series of three porcelain lamps that merge Simpson’s material expertise with Hanna’s technical component know-how. The second design in the collection to be realized is the Pop lamp (available November 15).
Handmade from a single piece of porcelain, the cordless and portable LED lamp boasts a simple yet compelling form – its sturdy round body is topped by a half shade that emits light both up and down, creating a subtle interplay of direct and ambient illumination. The Pop lamp is available in six of Mud Australia’s signature colours: Blossom, Duck Egg, Dust, Orange, Red and Slate.