As the days shorten and we spend more time indoors, I think it’s a great time to consider how lighting impacts the feel of a room. Not just the quality of light, but how it’s delivered. I’m referring, of course, to dramatic light fixtures.
Too often I find that people settle for mundane lighting. They’ll veer toward mass-produced fixtures or very utilitarian options that simply provide light without much style. From a design perspective this is such a lost opportunity. Like a luminous, hanging sculpture, a great chandelier can make a big, beautiful statement, while interesting lamps and sconces provide subtle layers in a room.Ultimately, sleek and unusual fixtures really amp up the drama in a room.
I’ve seen a number of exciting chandeliers, sconces, lamps, and other lighting recently at trade shows and from a variety of innovative designers. Here are a few I particularly love:
Coltrane Suspension light
Caden Sconce from Matthew Studios
A collection of lamps from a recent trade show.
One of Jason Koharik’s “Collected” lamps
Apparatus Triad light
Halo Chandelier by Roll & Hill
Terzani Atlantis light
Apparatus “cloud” lights, snapped at a recent trade show
Duke Suspension Light
From the Apparatus “Buddies” line
From Fontana Arte
Apparatus Highwire light
I hope these inspire you as we head into this “season of light.” Stay tuned next week for some of my favorite holiday inspirations!