Lighting designs by Ango Lighting represent an allegory on how humans can live alongside nature in a technological world. Each Ango piece is handcrafted by reimagining an organic form, which is then formed into an architectonic whole. By combining organic materials and modern technology, Ango showcases the new-world sensibility where raw natural materials and innovative design join together.All of the Ango collections are designed by their in-house team, which is headed by Angus Hutcheson, who graduated with honors from the Architectural Association in London. Since 2002, Mr. Hutcheson is based in Thailand. The other key members of the team are Aon Benjamapa and Pui Chutitanawong.
Angus Hutcheson is an English architect who moved to Thailand and started making lamps in 2002. His lighting designs are likely the first ever to use extruded rattan, raw silk cocoons, shredded plantation timber, hand-moulded natural rubber and other unusual local materials, which he employs as lamp diffusers. Each exterior element of his fixtures refract and distribute light from the bulb inside.
Hutcheson favors unmistakably natural materials that are renewable and can be used in raw or lightly processed form, so they consume less energy in production. He combines these organics with machined elements like stainless steel cantilevers. This way, Mr. Hutcheson creates designs that are sustainable in both technique and the message they convey.View other products by Angus Hutcheson