Rope Trick is a floor light where the shade is held by an upright strengthened rope.
A click device on the rope makes it possible to adjust the position of the shade and thus the distance and intensity of the light source. With Rope Trick Light Stefan Diez has created a flexible contemporary floor lamp utilising modern LED technology.
´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.