LIGHTING OBJECTS

KAIA is timeless elegance and purity wrought in geometric perfection and rigorous design. The design process is a continuous journey with no beginnings and no endings, a circle: With the light off you respond to it as an aesthetic object, with the light on you value its function.

 

FUNCTIONAL BEAUTY

KAIA honours the construction of its products. Where a screw is required, it is openly displayed; design created with the presence of each element in mind – objects of harmony, borne out of function and honesty. From the process to its form to the openly displayed fixings that bind it together.

 

CELEBRATING LIGHT

KAIA – Polynesian gods of creation, representing both the lighter and darker sides of life, coming together in Vienna, KAIA’s spiritual home.

Philosophy

Founded as a workshop by Peter Straka, KAIA has created lighting objects since 2003.

KAIA uses solid brass as a base material, applying the traditional craftsmanship of metal plating to all our lighting objects.

KAIA design and produce four main ranges: Collection, Flame, Customize and Edition.

KAIA COLLECTION lighting objects are mainly nickel plated.

KAIA CUSTOMISE allows you to explore all our lighting objects on a bespoke basis. A choice of finishes include: bronze, gold, platinum, copper, plain polished or brushed brass combined with optional coloured cords and dimensions.

KAIA EDITION is the creation of individual lighting objects, designed by Peter, and produced in our workshop for one occasion, one purpose and one location – limited EDITION.

 

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PETER STRAKA

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Peter is the founder and creative mind behind KAIA. Born and brought up in Vienna, Peter started his career, surrounded by the smell of iron, as a metal worker for the public tram service. With no space for individuality and creativity Peter started his quest for more. Peter accomplished this first through evening school, followed by studying engineering at the Technical University of Vienna. Examining elements and their mechanics in the utmost detail, a decisive moment occurred and Peter realised: He wanted to create objects of beauty.

In 1998 Peter was accepted at the Viennese University of Applied Arts, a pillar of the Jugendstil Movement, this institution awakened Peter’s passion for the Movement and its rebellious thinking, forming the biggest influence in his future work.

The vision was born, and one year after finishing his studies Peter founded KAIA, to create lighting objects that capture his passionate journey to the essential.

 

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