Rope Trick integrates LED technology within a dynamic new form, challenging the idea of a conventional floor light. An original means of adjustment provides both a downward reading light and a diffused uplighter, both dimmable.

Light bulb type
Light bulbs included
Secondary material
Suitable for outdoor use
Total cable length

Big part of the Trick is an extruded and textile covered plastic profile, which carries the LED head: moving the head along the profile changes its orientation continuously. Rope Trick floor lamp serves as a reading light next to a bed, a chair or a table. After sliding the head in its up-most position, the light is casted upwards onto the wall or ceiling which creates an indirect atmospheric illumination.

A high-quality and progressive design that integrates LED technology within a dynamic new tailored form. The light comprises a range of modern materials, including an internal plastic skeleton, woven PET and Techflex for the light’s arm, moulded ABS for the base, and a specially designed aluminium LED module for dissipating heat.

The acrylic shade can be slid along the neck of the light in a flexible way. This allows both up and down diffuse light to be directed to different places in a room, ranging from a low level ambient light to a full brightness. The dimmer with memory adds to the sense that this design is at the vanguard of lighting technology. ×

Stefan Diez

´If Stefan Diez were a footballer, he would be able to play any position, and that, in my eyes, makes him one of the best designers in the world. Stefan Diez is a fully rounded technician with a great artistic talent. On top of that, he is a strong idea generator and a passionate and serious designer with great insight into the practicalities of furniture production.’ Rolf Hay

In fact, Stefan Diez was supposed to take over his father’s cabinetmaker’s firm, for the workshop was a vital part of Stefan’s life. From the age of nine, he assisted his father and learned the craft, the materials and the processes first-hand. The future beckoned, however, and he abandoned his cabinetmaker’s training in favour of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Stuttgart. As a student, Stefan Diez spent three years working as an assistant to Konstantin Grcic, who was another inspiration for Diez’s serious and dedicated approach to his work. For design should look to the future, not the past. Design should be about durable quality products.

The collaboration between Stefan Diez and HAY came into being after a random meeting that laid the seed for what has become a long-standing collaboration on the development of industrially conditioned furniture with a contemporary outlook. Like the shelving system New Order, which is like a modern set of Lego bricks for architects, made in aluminium and offering endless combinations and practical usages. Like the furniture family Kitt, which is based on the knock-down principle of taking up as little room as possible during transportation, and which can be assembled without the use of tools. In his studio in Munich, Stefan Diez has created a workshop setting reminiscent of his childhood universe. His wife, jewellery designer Saskia Diez, works alongside him here, and the kids stop by after school. In this setting, Stefan Diez works with his employees and trusted partners to create furniture and products based on classic design qualities and modern technology.

HAY has enjoyed a rapid rise in popularity since its founding in 2002, with a focus on making premium scandinavian design accessible to the largest audience possible.