A combination of mischievous nostalgia and avant-garde sculpture, Hangman is the first collaboration between Rakumba and esteemed Australian designer, Adam Goodrum. Inspired by the universally recognised analogue game of ‘Hangman’, this collection of floor, table and pendant luminaires embodies playful design and simple, yet magically executed geometry.
Comprising multiple articulated segments that swivel with an irresistible haptic action, each Hangman light is capable of a surprisingly acrobatic and visually intriguing range of positions. Pairing this directionality with the jewel-like polished glow of a high performance LED optic tip, Hangman delivers unexpected functionality, channelling light to key points within a space while contributing its own iconic personality.
Adam Goodrum founded his Sydney design studio in 2006. One of Australia’s most recognized contemporary object artists, his practice is characterized by invention and curiosity, while his approach is inflected with rigor and integrity.
Focusing on furniture, product and collectible design, his work is inherently elegant, often underpinned by a poetic union between art and mathematics.
The recipient of every major Australian design accolade, he has worked internationally with Alessi, Cappellini, Kvadrat and Louis Vuitton, and in Australia with Tait, Nau and Rakumba.
Adam’s work has been showcased throughout the world and is collected by museums in both Australia and internationally.
«The graphic simplicity of Hangman hides complex engineering — an ambitious, paradoxical design problem resolved through technical nous and desire to innovate», — Alex Goodrum.