The German born designer has been innately drawn to lighting like a moth to the veritable flame since childhood. This gravitational pull has developed into a professional practice that is typified by a colourful, yet industrial and at times minimalist aesthetic. From the aptly named Sole Trader to the OMG shade, Haug is a scavenger of sorts, taking his material inspirations from junk shops to salvage yards. He synthesizes the used and unexpected into ingenious sculptures: pendants, lamps and wall lights, which find themselves at home in commercial and residential spaces alike. Haug's designs can be spotted in some of Melbourne's most exciting retail, restaurant and cafe interiors.