Unsung Design Hero 2018
Tobias Grau has, in many ways, a classic German design story. Each of their contemporary lights has a sleek, minimal language, harnessing linear forms to full creative effect. What lends their luminaires such poetry, however, is their ability to crystallise the natural world into new futuristic forms, whether that’s the Falling Leaf Pendant or the Parrot Floor Lamp. With chrome set to topple brass as the metallic accent-du-jour, they’ll be one to watch in 2019.