Rakumba is the first light.

We are a committed group of thinkers, designers, makers, artisans and engineers devoted to the creation of beautiful decorative lighting.

For fifty years, we have been making beauty. Today, our strength is drawn from the integration of lighting design with our expert knowledge of each stage of producing great lights. We are proud of our traditional craft and artisan abilities. We share our mastery of technology and manufacturing willingly in true collaborations. Our attention to detail is well known, we have an ardent desire to refine and perfect.

We are an integral part of the design community, continually seeking new connections. We are a forum to exchange ideas and expertise for the designers with whom we engage and whose projects we champion. We are active mentors to a new generation of emerging designers and students of design.

Rakumba is a leading Australian manufacturer of custom-made lighting objects and installations.

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Unexpected forms, dreamy landscapes and powerful tones: Inspiring design products for the new year

Get excited and find your inspiration. Here are some of our favourite and fantastical design pieces from the colour wheel and beyond to welcome another year of great design.

Portrait by Ryan Cantwell.

The late bloomer: Jon Goulder

Jon Goulder has been a mainstay of the Australian design industry for 20 years, but it’s only now that he considers his career to be taking off. We look at the 2019 INDE Luminary nominees career trajectory.

Here’s a taste of what’s to come at Saturday Indesign 2019

Come behind the scenes with what went down at the exclusive Saturday Indesign event evenings – the who, the where and most importantly what to expect come June.

Design economies unite at BODW HK

They say Australians are an intrepid bunch. Never was it more apparent than at Business of Design Week in Hong Kong, last week, which saw hundreds of Melbourne and Victoria-based designers head over to this burgeoning metropolis for a week of seminars and city experiences.

Olas Design's GH Bike Rack. Photo by Andy Mullens.

Fringe Furniture 32 winners and exhibition

A staple of Melbourne’s furniture design scene for 32 years, don’t miss the last chance to see the outstanding pieces on display, including the winners.

(L-R) Kate and Joel Booy of Studio Truly Truly.

5 minutes with… Studio Truly Truly

We catch Joel Booy, one half of Netherlands-based Aussie expats Studio Truly Truly, on home soil for the launch of Typography, the duo’s box-fresh lighting system for Rakumba.

Designer chat! Studio Truly Truly in conversation

The Aussie expats who headed Netherlands-way to found Studio Truly Truly were back home for a series of design conversations presented by Cafe Culture+Insitu and Rakumba.

Fringe Furniture 32

Calling for experimental furniture: Fringe Furniture 32

For everything from the boundary-pushing to the market ready, the 32nd Fringe Furniture exhibition is calling for entries.

Emerging Lighting Designers: Illuminating Experiments

Function is a given when it comes to lighting design; it must facilitate illumination. When it comes to form, however, the only limit is the designer’s imagination and will to experiment. And as Rebecca Gross discovers, the imagination and experiments of these emerging designers is evidence of the high calibre of award-winning talent in Australian lighting design.

Projects Featuring Rakumba Products


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