its simplicity makes it a straightforward object but with a mysterious lamination. The structure of the bracket is subtle and functional. With its limited number of parts, alternative models can be developed for a wall, floor or ceiling.”
The Austere family is part of a collection by Trizo21, a specialist in architectural lighting. This Belgian company has been in existence for more than fifteen years and sells sober, well-made designs ‘with a light-hearted, optimistic touch’, as its founder Bruno Van Meenen likes to say.
Hans Verstuyft has been working as an architect since 1992 and finds that a sober design is essential in these days of excess. Regarding the choice of name for his design: “I wanted a word that suggests ‘calm, no-frill, subtle’. So I came upon the term ‘austere’, which works in English and French as well. I found the word very appropriate, almost evident and expresses in a straightforward manner what the lamp is.”