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Date 12.01.2017
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Nikhil Paul

Nikhil Paul is the founder and creative director of Paul Matter, a contemporary light design studio and atelier founded in 2016. Paul Matter celebrates master craftsmenship from India and studio’s own minimalist aesthetic.

Paul Matter debuted in Februrary 2016 with Tango lights that have been featured in leading publications such as Wallpaper, Elle Dècor, Architectural Digest, Interiors Design Magazine and Belle Magazine on numerous occasions.

In March, Elle Decor termed Paul Matter as the ‘Name to Know’ . Tango was featured in the coffee-table book, ‘100 objects of desire’ along with Nendo, Philippe Starck, campana brothers, and the likes.

In October, Elle Decor termed Paul Matter as the 15 best lighting designers of 2016, followed by Belle Magazine and Yellow Trace in December.

The studio has collaborated with leading architects and designers from across the globe. Studio’s original and custom lamps have found homes in some of the most inspiring spaces around the world – residential and commercial including the AESOP store in Seoul, Korea, Grind in London and Natan Store in Brussles designed by Vincent Van Duysen.

The studio has won acclaims for setting a new standard of design and manufacturing and is looking forward to an imminent launch of two new series of light sculptures in 2017.

Paul earned a MA in Business design from Domus Academy, Milan in 2007. His diverse portfolio includes designing products and design strategies for multinational companies, design studios and craft sectors enaging in precision instruments, toys, lights and art objects. Paul’s work has been exhibited internationally and featured in leading publications on numerous occasions.



Projects Gallery:

  • photo 1: Tango Two in brass with hand etched glass globes – 2016
  • photo 2: Tango Two in brass with dual tone brass domes – 2016
  • photo 3: Tango Three in Brass with hand etched glass – 2016
  • photo 4: Tango Three in brass with dual tone brass domes – 2016
  • photo 5: Satellite Light Sculptures – 2016
  • photo 6: Nuovo light sculptures – 2016