“Without frenzy, without apathy, without pretence”. – Marcus Aurelius
This quote by Marcus Aurelius sums up the intention behind the beautiful light fixtures designed by HAOS.
Who is HAOS?
HAOS was founded by Sophie Gelinet and Cédric Gepner in 2015. Starting out with a Light collection they present a unique and fresh outlook on design.
Each object they design dictates the time and process it which it needs to be created; allowing them to enjoy the design process as well as the end result. This almost, dare I say, artistic approach enables them to be involved in every step of the product design without making concessions on the creative process or the quality of materials and techniques. This has lead to a magnificent collection of lighting made of brass and ceramics.
“We wanted to put pleasure at the heart of a creation project and see if it worked. It is HAOS’s essential value, and the measurement standard of each of our decisions” sophie answers when asked her motivation behind Haos.
This is something we at ZWEI Design really admire. With our fast-past culture and a design industry where speed and being on top of design trends seem to be the key for success, we salute them for taking a stand and placing the focus back on to what matters most: the pleasure in creativity and craftsmanship.
Working in a close relationship with people who have tens of years of experience and have worked with the same material leaves space for good surprises. For example, the powdered pink on some of their lighting was born from a baking mistake.
When asked, “What is HAOS’ style?” Cédric’s answer was humble and reflected:
“Our goal is to create smart objects that you would not get tired of seeing after 3 months or 3 years…but of course only time will tell if we succeeded in doing it. The choice of our first collection was ceramics, a raw, subtle, sustainable material which fits with this ambition. And let’s not forget the simplicity of its shapes.”
Sophie further describes the essence of HAOS, “We guarantee our objects will always be designed with our heart and with attention to detail.”
When asked what designs and objects we can look forward to next from HAOS, we received the cheeky answer, “Mirror, mirror on the wall…” We look forward to seeing the world with the eyes of HAOS, literally 🙂