Q: All you hear about these days when it comes to lighting is LEDs. But what are OLEDs?
It may seem an impossible task to find a vacation spot that is both inspiring enough for modern design-loving adults and entertaining enough for their kids. However, most larger cities in the U.S. offer a great array of options for modern design lovers to think and play, while simultaneously providing activities and attractions for restless offspring.
Lighting designers and architects pay close attention to what materials are incorporated into a lighting fixture, as well as how each material is used to help curate a specific look and feel. Different materials perform better than others when used for different design purposes, thanks to the way factors such as chemistry and workability affect light play, texture, suspension, weight distribution, and more.
Every year, the best furniture, lighting and home accessories designers in the world gather for Salone del Mobile and Euroluce. Taking over the city of Milan for a week, exhibitors introduce their latest designs to the world in a variety of ways.
Multi-functionalism is at the core of BuzziSpace designs. For 10 years, the Belgian studio has created innovative acoustic solutions for the home and office—products that bring quiet, private space back to many open-flow floorplans.
Transparency is hardly a new idea when it comes to design, particularly modern design. Shimmering and bright, this see-through aesthetic has been emblematic of ultra-modern, almost futuristic, style. For nearly two decades now, the trend has been to look backward rather than forward, with styles reminiscent of the 1950s-70s.
A ceiling fan’s top qualities lie in its ability to cool down a room, circulate the air and provide charming ambiance. In cases where air conditioning is not available—or walls—an outdoor fan is an outstanding option for cooling an outdoor space.
Q. There are so many ceiling fans on the market to choose from. How can I tell how well a ceiling fan works?
With iconic pieces that continue to influence the design industry to this day, George Nelson helped to pioneer American modernism (commonly known today as mid-century modern). A renaissance man of his time, Nelson made his mark on the industry in more ways than one throughout his lifetime.
During last month’s Milan Design Week, Tom Dixon debuted several new lighting collections including the Cut Family, available exclusively at YLighting.
When searching for ways to illuminate our most private, treasured outdoor living spaces—where we want to get the atmosphere just right—we should be encouraged to think outside the box, the same way we do to dress up our indoor spaces.
“Made in the U.S.A.” is a term that comes with a lot of meaning. For some, it implies a higher quality level. Or it can mean certain ethical guidelines were followed, meaning fair wages, cleaner working conditions, etc.
There’s nothing better than lounging around your backyard on a warm summer day. Enjoying the sun on your face as you recline on your favorite outdoor lounge chair or hammock is simply sublime. Once it starts getting dark, though, many people feel compelled to move indoors. However, you don’t have to go inside just because the sun goes down.
Q: When shopping for lighting fixtures, there are many references to uplighting and downlighting. Which provides more general light in a room?
A: In general, uplighting or downlighting indicates that the fixture provides focused, directional light, as opposed to something more ambient. To tackle this question, I turned to YDesign Group lighting specialist Rory Edwards.