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.

Founder and designer, Paul 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 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’ house in southwestern Alberta, which turned into his first collection of stump lamps.

For his new collection of circadian wall lamps, he’s working with circadian scientists and experts proficient in new technologies, and will be offering these lamps, plus a table-lamp version, on the market for Winter 2021.

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.

We hope you enjoy!

Customer Reviews

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

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

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

It's the ONE!
We had looked everywhere before we found this one. It's beautiful and fits right in! Loving it!
Bommel Bottle Lamp
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Nadia

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

It's so unique!
I love my copper lamp, and I've gotten more compliments on it than any other piece in my home -- it's so unique!
Large Koppa copper-pipe lamp

Jessica Dymond

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