Meet Brad.  We have. Brad Stebbing is a name to remember.   Brad’s beginning into the design world is nothing short of impressive. Graduating from the Sydney University of Technology‘s rigorous Bachelor of Industrial Design, Brad’s work experience is varied, and has since created waves with some big hitters in design and launched his own practice: Brad Stebbing:Crafted Design. The Crafted Design premise is a move away from traditional design methods, adopting a fresh approach to each new project the go-getters can get their hands on.
Rather than using a fixed process, we elect our tools as appropriate to each individual project. This in turn, creates a specific process for every project.
With a number of design awards under his belt, including the prestigious lighting award, judged in part by multi-faceted and creative genius Kenneth Cobonpue, and the Belle Georg Jensen Design Competition, Brad now works with Cobonpue’s sustainably innovative Philippines based Hive [Design by Hive]. The latest addition to add to the impressive body of work this man has already created is the Samba lampshade.  Officially being launched in Paris at Maison & Objet Paris, the Samba is modelled on dancing hips (hence the exciting name!) and is created using a sustainable raw Rattan, adapting a process from the Vietnamese tradition of coiling natural woods such as Rattan and Bamboo.  After much research into the method, the beautiful organic curves of the Samba began to form.
...through understanding the process, it was evident that this process could yield far more organic shapes than the typical round bowl or vase

Coated in a laborious lacquer process, the Samba is available in black, white and a bevy of colours which undoubtedly provide an enviable fun aesthetic. Samba is available through KE-ZU nationally from 7 September 2012.