“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.
Say goodbye to the traditional light design restrained by supporting the classic light bulb. Today’s modern lighting takes on sculptural shapes and gravity-defying designs to create a new type of light source – one that is functional and a work of art both at the same time. This growing trend has reached across all types of lighting.
Today’s modern pendant lights function not only as ceiling lights, but also as important pieces of home décor. They incorporate a mix of materials and textures to create looks that can range from minimal and industrial to ornate and sophisticated. All the while, they bring the form-meets-function factor, producing direct and versatile lighting using all kinds of possible shapes.
Shining bright year after year (29 to be exact) Euroluce, the International Lighting Exhibition runs alongside Salone Del Mobile aka Milan Design Week. With over 450 of the best lighting exhibits, the event is recognized as the global benchmark in lighting, a place where technology and design take spotlight in influencing the latest in indoor, outdoor, and industrial lighting.
Every spring I get an itch for change, major change. Being cooped up inside during the winter will leave any sane person with cabin fever, and I am no exception. It’s that time of year again, and I have been looking for ways to make major changes to my home without breaking the bank or putting in a ton of manpower.
“It’s not just design, it’s music and art too.”
This is the philosophy of Albi Serfaty, Creative Director for Aqua Creations. For more than 20 years, Serfaty has been leading the creative charge of this lighting and furniture studio, which combines art and function into seamless designs.
If you are looking to make a statement in your space, you’ll find strength in numbers. A clever, on-trend solution we love is finding a pendant light you love—and pairing it with several more. A lighting design with multiple pendant lights is great because you get to put your creative cap on and make your own work of art that will have a strong effect on your room’s look.
The ELEMENT Reflections Collection by Tech Lighting utilizes a first-of-its-kind technology in recessed lighting. It combines decorative domes with glare-free LED indirect lighting, which enables downlights to become an essential decorative component of a multi-layered lighting design.
Robert Sonneman, “Lighting’s Modern Master”, has pioneered contemporary lighting design for over fifty years. Since their introduction in the 1960s and ‘70s, many of his designs have become classics of the modern era. Sonneman has gone on to release over 3,000 products you can find in high-end showrooms and galleries. Here, the creative visionary speaks to us about Suspenders Precise, which adds lighting functionality and performance to the Suspenders System introduced in January 2016.
David Trubridge’s lighting designs create maximum impact in any application through shadow patterns that wash across the ceiling and walls, impacting the space well beyond the limits of the fixture itself.
Vibia has long been known for its eclectic, modern lighting—designs that don’t just illuminate a space, but often contribute to a unique overall aesthetic and function that range from sleek and simple to daring and different.
Meet Alex Fernàndez and Gonzalo Milà. These two designers have worked on several collections for Bover, a Barcelona-based leader in lighting design, bringing a fresh perspective to the craft. Each brings a subjective view about lighting that goes far beyond lamp design. In fact, it offers a new way to look at life.