When it comes to the balance of form and function, table and floor lamps might lean slightly toward the latter, reserved for lighting up a workspace, reading nook or accenting a room. But Dutch design house Moooi takes portable lighting to another level, with out-of-the-box designs that would make any dramatic chandelier jealous. Read on for a few of our favorites that take center stage in any room of the house (plus, a giveaway to win one of your own!).
As one of the UK’s leading product and interior designers, we’re happy to introduce Lee Broom to the YLighting family. Lee Broom designs and manufactures dramatic lighting under his own label, which he established in 2007. His ingenious designs have won him numerous awards, and he has been described by The Financial Times as “Among the most respected British talents.”
“I love a good dinner party,” says Seattle and Marin County, California–based interior designer Caitlin Jones Ghajar. “Everyone’s excited and relaxed, you can sit with your friends, have real conversations, and nourish your bodies with lovingly prepared food, and generally feel lucky to be exactly where you are in that moment.”
People often have a love/hate relationship with crystal-adorned lighting designs. Many love the sparkle and glamour, but hate the uninspired designs. It’s an aspect of lighting design that has remained fairly consistent, going all the way back to candle-lit fixtures.
As functionally important as it is, recessed lighting might not elicit the “oohs” and “aahs” that some more decorative lighting fixtures might. That is, until now. Tech Lighting has just introduced ELEMENT Reflections, a decorative recessed lighting collection that redefines the beauty in architectural lighting.
Desk lamps shouldn’t just be practical, but beautiful also. From high tech to high design, our favorite desk lamps are the ultimate blend of form and function, making the daily grind a bit easier to manage. Here, we’ve gathered our top 10 favorites.
Artemide’s Tolomeo Collection continues to be one of our top selling modern lighting collections. Designed by Michele de Lucci, it boasts a timeless design with modern sensibility that makes it easy for any design aficionado to appreciate. The very first Tolomeo emerged in the late 1980s, but the collection today boasts 32 lamps in all. Here are five much-loved iterations of this world-famous design.
Too often relegated to the “functional” or “ambient” category of lighting, wall lights aren’t exactly known for being statement makers in a space. Whether used in a small bathroom or a grand living space, there’s no reason a beautiful wall fixture can’t steal the show with superb design. These 10 favorites will make you want to flip the switch on ho-hum wall lights.
If you have a successful track record spanning more than 40 years, why mess with the recipe? That was our initial thought here at Hubbardton Forge, where we’ve been crafting lighting that blends design, technique and technology for several decades. But our design team is a smart bunch, and was convinced we could build on that success even further.
Mini pendants are great for adding ambient lighting in an area, but they’re also ideal for concentrated task lighting elsewhere in the kitchen and office. Hanging multiple mini pendants either in a row or at vary heights can create a stunning lighting display over the kitchen island, dining room table, or in the entryway.
Better yet, there is a wide range of styles to choose from, whether bold, minimal, industrial or luxe. For your inspiration, here are 10 modern mini pendants worth checking out.
While nature-inspired lighting might make us think of natural materials like wood or linen, elements like shape and texture can also pay tribute to the “organic” look. Channeling the great outdoors isn’t new, but we love the idea of finding new and innovative ways to do so, creating designs that are both comforting as well as familiar. These seven favorites channel inspiration into modern lighting that lets nature take its course.
2017 is here, whether we’re ready for it or not and that means design trends will be creeping out of the woodworks. One area of design that will definitely be showcasing trends is lighting. It’s one of those things we all require and there’s no doubt that thousands of new designs flood the market every year to accommodate those needs. With that said, certain design trends lead the pack and here are five that we think will be at the head of the class in 2017.
2016 put out a lot of beautiful lighting, including some outstanding chandeliers. While we’re always looking forward to the new designs coming to us this year, we can’t help but marvel over these fantastic designs. If these chandeliers weren’t already at the top of your list, here’s why they should be for 2017.