You can always count on Moooi to come out with designs that are luxurious yet playful. With its array of personable folded paper birds, the Perch Light collection is no exception. This perky flock is officially one of our new favorite things. So, to get a little more insight into the fun collection, we spoke to its designer, Umut Yamac.
Light speed. Lightsabers. Lasers. Light is a prominent feature in science fiction. And that is to say nothing of the mood that lighting can create. From bright colors in a fun space opera to more muted tones of a dystopian future; from the warm tones of the Rebel Alliance to the cold grays of the Empire, the lighting options in sci-fi are wide and versatile indeed.
What is it about a lighting design that takes it from a simple light source to a veritable design icon? Perhaps we’ll find a pattern in the stories of some of the more famous fixtures out there. So, from the industrial origins of the Bubble Lamp to the plaster medallion inspiration for the Skygarden, we share the stories behind some of the most iconic lighting designs.
After several decades, Scandinavian design is as popular as ever. The pure lines, material quality and craftsmanship of pieces from the likes of Arne Jacobsen, Alvar Aalto and Verner Panton continue to resonate…strongly. In fact, such classic design tenets inform a wide array of new furniture and lighting designs.
If you’re shopping for track lighting, it’s easy to find yourself confused or even a bit overwhelmed by all of the options. But a properly designed track system has function and versatility that serves many parts of the home very well, like kitchen islands, art lighting, hallway lighting and others. We’ll break down the process to help you get your system installed in three simple steps.
Lighting has a clear use: to help you see when it’s dark. But once you move beyond utilitarian needs, the key question is: what role do you want that lighting to play in the design of your space? The answer will determine if you need a more subtle piece or statement lighting.
The dining room is one of the most important rooms in the home. While retaining its primary function for entertaining guests, it has developed into a space intended for daily chores as well. Because of this, getting the lighting design right is key to maintaining a balance between the room’s traditional hosting function and its modern-day use as a frequently used common area.