Haos combines wood, ceramic and brass to create cylindrical lamps
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Haos combines layers of wood, ceramic and brass to create cylindrical lamps

Parisian studio Haos worked alongside French craftspeople to create this collection of circular lamps, which feature wooden and ceramic and brass discs stacked on top of each other.

This is the first project from Haos, which was founded in 2015 by Sophie Gelinet and Cédric Gepner in Paris.

On show at this month's Masion&Objet furniture fair in Paris, the debut collection features ceramic cylinders with brass and glass components that come together to create seven lamps in cognac, brick, white or black colours.

The table lamp is available in five different sized stands. The smaller sizes have a single cylindrical stand, while the largest size has a two-tiered totemic structure.  The floor lamp is available in one size with a narrow black stand and two glass lights.

Meanwhile, the pendant lamps are available in four sizes, with varying thicknesses of ceramics.  These can be used on their own or combined for a more clustered aesthetic.

Each lamp goes through more than 10 production steps, between the moulding and the last firing – which are all carried out by hand by skilled craftspeople.

"Our work lies between design and craftsmanship," said the designers. "Managing the manufacturing of our own creations, we get to meet craftsmen very early in the design process."

"HAOS objects are hence designed, right from the first sketches, with the support of outside eyes trained by dozens of years of experience working with a single material."

The ceramic cylinders that form the base of the lamps are made by hand-thrown clay, which is dried and fired several times at a high temperature.

The white bases have a cracked finish, which is achieved by dropping the kiln temperature abruptly during the firing process.

The black bases are dotted with gold flecks, an effect achieved by studding the clay with silicate minerals before sanding and firing.

"A family workshop in Chanteloup en Brie is specialised in working with brass. Using traditional machinery that is over a century old, intense physical efforts are necessary to give brass its desired shape," said the designers.

"Brass parts are then fired, polished, and varnished for optimal shine," they continued.

Meanwhile, the brass accents were shaped on a traditional spinning machine and then polished and varnished. The glass globes were mouth blown in a wooden mould and sandblasted by hand.

Haos' lamps were among Dezeen's pick of the best launches from this year's Maison&Objet, which ran until 23 January 2018.

Other products launching at the fair included tufted, printed and embroidered textiles by Tom Dixon, and a martial arts-inspired table and chair set by AC/AL Studio for Petite Friture.