INSPIRED BY GENERATIONS OF MAKERS

Atelier Stōbben specializes in modern lighting inspired by minimalism, Mennonite heritage and generations of self-sufficiency. We design with long-lasting, raw materials, such as hardwood, metal and concrete. Designer and founder behind Atelier Stōbben, Paul Neudorf, handles all aspects of lamp design, and works with local artisans, woodworkers and metalworkers who make everything in Quebec and Ontario. All lamps are designed and handcrafted locally.

Neudorf's design style ranges from Scandinavian, with his line of solid hardwood birch and walnut woodturned lamps in various sizes and shapes, to modern contemporary with his geometric lamps that pair hard metallic angles with the soft curves of natural wood.

For his collection of circadian wall lamps, he's been working with circadian scientists and experts proficient in new technologies to create lamps that are beneficial to our mental health. After further research, we will be offering these lamps, plus a table-lamp version, sometime in the near future.

Since the pandemic hit, he has been working on new wooden hanging lamps in the Bommel line with wood-turner Pierre Tardif, one of the most talented wood turners in Montreal. Our newest lamp is the Stohl Floor Lamp, a cross between the geometry of our Dovell lamps and the warmth and curves of our wood-turned Bommel lamps.

From film to design

Neudorf comes from a long line of creators and makers, and considers himself a modern, queer Mennonite, one generation away from the Mennonite colony, where his father grew up. His background in experimental video art, modern dance, and an interest in sustainability and minimal design also influence his aesthetic.

After working in the film industry for over a decade as an experimental/documentary filmmaker and video editor, Neudorf realized he needed a change and wanted to work more with his hands in the studio. With a design obsession and the desire to connect with his Mennonite background, Atelier Stōbben was launched in the fall of 2017.

Neudorf’s collections often have titles in Low German, a nod to the language his father’s family spoke growing up in the Old Colony Mennonite communities in Chihuahua, Mexico. “Stobben” means “stump” in Low German, inspired by aspen stumps drying outside his parents’ former house in southwestern Alberta, which he then turned into his first collection of stump lamps.

Customer Reviews

Beautiful lamps
I bought two sets of these lamps. They add character and charm to my wooden house. The beauty of these design lamps will not fade over the years. Totally worth the purchase!
Bommel Dome Trio
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Kevin Garneau

Perfect modern art piece
A true piece of art, brilliant design and easy to install for our electrician (and clean!). Since our Dovell lamp has arrived, we’ve been drooling looking at it, knowing that it was indeed exactly the right one. It makes our house
look like a museum!
Dovell Hanging Lamp
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Nat

Une touche de qualité
Ces lampes ont ajouté au charme déjà existant d'un long corridor et d'une cuisine. L'effort déco venait t'atteindre son maximum.
Bommel Bowl Lamp and Bommel Bottle Lamps
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Jean Luc Mongeau

Amazing product
with my design project

I was blown away by the prototype for this chandelier. It's received so many positive feedback and truly is a unique piece to purchase.
Dovell Hanging Lamp
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Ran

The perfect little lamp
This lamp is perfect. It's a quietly gorgeous piece made of beautiful natural wood crafted into clean, sensuous lines.
Bommel Bottle Lamp
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Elise

Beautiful!
Each piece is unique, and the artist was happy to let me make sure I had the colour markings and cord I wanted. Worth every penny!
Bommel Table Lamp
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Carolyn

Cute
They look nice, are well designed, and the quality is high. I would recommend them!
Bommel Bowl Lamp
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Ryan

Gorgeous.
Delightful lamp with a ton of character and charm.
Rather emotive in its design - it brings a stoic calm but not without a certain expressive flare.
Bommel Table Lamp
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

James O'Callaghan

Perfect lamp for ceilings of any height
Paul is as much accommodating as he is talented! He customized the length of the cable so that we could have it to the perfect height. We liked it so much that we ended up purchasing two lamps. 
Bommel Bottle Lamp
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Maxime Goulet

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