Home lighting update: Designers get creative, clever, cozy |


Designers and lighting companies are busy figuring out new ways to hold a light bulb and project light. Winter is a great opportunity to explore the latest solutions.

Some were inspired by the sky overhead. From deco to disco, other by the era of style. Yet others are dealing with interesting materials.

Ted Bradley, designer of Boulder, Colorado, said: He quotes the shape of a fresh sculpture. “When done correctly, they both attract our attention as independent sculptures and fill the space around them with beautiful, high-quality light.”

Bradley sees a tendency towards naturally inspired objects and spaces. “It’s deeply rooted in all of us,” he says.

He has recently been attracted to two things: John Pump’s tidal chandelier and Ocher’s moonlight tweet. “They are attractive both in their shape and in the technology needed to make them.”

Pomp is a Philadelphia furniture and lighting designer, glassblower and surfer. His collection of glass pendants, chandeliers, sconces and lamps looks like blown bubbles, lumps of ice and swelling waves. The Tidal fixture creates an organic canopy by stopping a piece of amoeba-like glass carved into a brass stalk forged by his hand.

Bradley’s unique Samsara Fixture hangs a white porcelain ring from the brass spine, reminiscent of the skeleton of a tanned whale. Other configurations he devised suggest winding branches of snow-covered poplar trees, raptor nests, and constellations.

“I aim to capture the moment of beauty in nature and bring it to life,” he says.

Maria Fiter, a Spanish designer in Barcelona, ​​uses pulped newspaper, water-based glue, and natural soil pigments to create imaginative lightweight pendants inspired by the solar system, animal shapes, and cartoon characters. doing.

Designer Pascale Girardin in Quebec, Canada, was inspired by his childhood memories of picking petals from flowers to create a Love Me Not pendant for Juniper. Dramatically scaled fixtures made up of hand-formed acrylic petals hung from a matte white canopy with cables have a romantic and airy feel.

Lampshades are a great way to introduce an artistic element — and you can usually pop it into a base you already have.

Carla Regina and James Andrew, who run Regina Andrew Detroit in Michigan, say the candlesticks are doing well with their customers.

In addition to providing light, wall-mounted candlesticks are a wall art, “the room can be quickly transformed and updated,” Regina says.

Their happy wall-mounted candle holders have two balls of white light playfully perched on a tubular base in the shape of nickel, rubbed bronze, or a brass smile. Their Gotham wall-mounted candle holders combine alabaster sleeves with Art Deco brass trim. It’s reminiscent of that era, but it’s classically modern.

The residents of the apartment are captivated. There are many plugins or battery-powered candlesticks that do not need to be wired. Simply mount them on the wall and use the remote control. Schoolhouse, AllModern, Rejuvenation, and Lamps Plus all have a wide range of plugin styles, and battery-powered ones can be found on Wayfair and Amazon.


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