Besides their function as a source of light, the glass lamps and chandeliers designed by Isabel Hamm represent an unbridled creative drive: some pieces protrude into a room like sculptures, others are light ensembles that conjure up a veritable landscape of (de-)light.
A particular moment of tension is represented by the relationship between expressive forms and strikingly delicate materiality. Hamm started her career as a ceramicist with an apprenticeship before earning her German “Meister” title and going on to earn a Master of Arts in ceramics and glass from the Royal College of Art in London. In 1999 she founded her studio in Cologne and in 2004 made lamps and lights her focus, garnering commissions from architects, lighting designers and private clients. The individual pieces are manufactured by a permanent team of experienced craftspeople from the Cologne region, the Westerwald and Poland.