Based in London and Vienna, KAIA creates refined lighting objects that combine function and beauty in equal measure.

Based in London and Vienna, KAIA creates refined lighting objects that combine function and beauty in equal measure. All pieces are designed exclusively by esteemed craftsman Peter Straka and expertly made in the KAIA’s Vienna workshop.   Peter Straka’s life in design began at 16 years old when he took a job as a metal worker on the public tram service in Vienna. It was in these gritty, industrial surroundings that Straka fell in love with his craft, learning how to form, cut and join metal from scratch. Keen to continue his education, he went on to study engineering at the Technical University of Vienna and then industrial design at the Viennese University of Applied Arts. A year after his graduation in 2003, Straka set up KAIA. Greatly inspired by the clean lines and geometric decoration of Vienna’s Secessionist architecture, Straka used his hands-on experience, knowledge of engineering and expertly trained eye to produce an impressive collection of sculptural lighting designs that celebrate purity, precise geometry and honesty of construction.   It is Straka’s personal connection to the manufacturing process and his deep understanding of metalworking that distinguishes KAIA as an industry leader. The studio is one of the few lighting manufacturers to still use traditional metal plating - a technique that was particularly popular during the Art Deco period in Vienna - where each light is made in brass before being plated by hand with nickel, copper, gold, left in natural brass or lacquered bronze.    In 2013 Straka joined forces with German-born UK-based Managing Director Manuela Szewald who set up KAIA’s headquarters in London. With production still proudly based in Vienna, KAIA continues to produce its distinctive but timeless lighting collections as well as bespoke and limited edition pieces for commercial and residential projects.

All products by KAIA

Candlelight Lamp Light Oak
Le Klint
Candlelight Lamp
Alumina Table Lamp Sapphire Blue
Alumina Table Lamp
Alpone Throw Blanket Camel
Alpone Throw Blanket
Ndebele Rug Ndebele Green, 200 x 300cm
Ndebele Rug
Lan Rug Indigo, 180 x 336cm
Lan Rug
Backstitch Busy Rug Busy Brick, Large
Backstitch Busy Rug
Diamond Rug Blue-Green, 300 x 390cm
Diamond Rug
Degrade Rug Petrol-Wine, 300 x 400cm
Degrade Rug
Ply Yellow Rug Yellow
Ply Yellow Rug
Ply Blue Rug Blue
Ply Blue Rug
Musico Dining Chair Satin Brass, Divina 3 106
Lee Broom
Musico Dining Chair
Aura Pendant Light Resin Rose
Established & Sons
Aura Pendant Light
Frisee 252 Armchair Ashwood 0028
Frisee 252 Armchair
Blend Bar Stool Natural Walnut
Stellar Works
Blend Bar Stool
5321 Table Lamp
5321 Table Lamp
Type 80 Wall Light Metal Rose Pink, With cable/plug
Type 80 Wall Light
Type 80 Table Lamp Metal Rose Pink
Type 80 Table Lamp
Flowerpot VP7 Pendant Light Gloss Red Brown
Flowerpot VP7 Pendant Light
Lato LN8 Side Table Warm black & Emparador marble
Lato LN8 Side Table
Fly SC4 Coffee Table White oiled oak, Bianco Carrara marble
Fly SC4 Coffee Table
Round Pouf Faded Velvet Ocean
Round Pouf
April Coffee Table, Low Ash Natural Oil
April Coffee Table, Low
Podia Oval Coffee Table Black - Podia
Podia Oval Coffee Table
Hide Side Table Hide Rust Red
Hide Side Table
Gear Coffee Table Concrete - Chalk
Gear Coffee Table
Vuelta Table Lamp
Vuelta Table Lamp
Ripple Carafe Glass Smoked
Ripple Carafe
Insert Side Table Black Ash
Insert Side Table