Hive traces its origins back in 2001, when a group of friends acted upon a vision producing lighting and accessories. Inspired by Giulio Cappellini and his concept of the design house, Hive developed into a design and manufacturing facility where various designers can create objects for production under one roof.
Hive resonates of busy occupants working incessantly, producing an expanding line of designer lighting and accessories both stunning and versatile.
Built as a design habitat for designers and artisans, Hive cultivates an environment of creative freedom coupled with a strong sense of aesthetic discipline. The result is a variety of original forms, textures, and ideas in clever and invigorating expressions interpreted as pendant lights, ceiling lights, wall lamps and floor lamps. In addition, and designed by Hive are outdoor lighting and complimentary designer screens and furniture.
Garnering most inspiration from nature (form or material) and fusing it with a deep respect for handmade production techniques, Hive finds its niche and identity with products that blend locally-sourced, self sustaining organic materials such as rattan or abaca and traditional processes with modern design and innovation. The retention of traditional hand-working methods allows Hive Lighting to preserve a component of culture for future generations to come. Already designs such as C U-C Me, Chiquita, Fandango, Kris-Kros and Little People have become modern lighting designer classics.
Hive products exude the beauty inherent in nature with the freedom and creativity of the human mind. Examples of some design influences include the fascination with creatures of all shapes and sizes, gargantuan mythical dragons and microscopic bacteria, and quirky technologies born out of raw imagination like mummified branches and exploding twigs - all indicative of nature's wonders in both the real and imaginary worlds.
Hive was established as an associated company to Kenneth Cobonpue with separate design and manufacturing facilities dedicated to building an environment where the creative spirit freely roams.
At Hive, design is intelligence made visible. In Australia, this intelligence designed by Hive is available at KE-ZU.