The Y team recently took a trip over to Salt Lake City to go behind the scenes with Hammerton, the American lighting manufacturer behind the Hammerton Studio brand. Hammerton lighting incorporates everything from extensive metal design to artisan glass to the most forward-thinking technology.
When it comes to choosing a chandelier for a dining room, you will find that there are a few more unique considerations than when choosing lighting fixtures for other areas of your home.
No longer a small, simple room that is used briefly, the modern bathroom has transformed into a larger, luxurious retreat that serves as a place to relax and unwind as much as it serves daily rituals. But for your bathroom to rightly fulfill its many uses, it is very important to install the correct lighting.
It’s that time of year: the time when the nights are getting longer; the dried, cracking leaves fall dead off the trees which, leafless, look like bones jutting up from the ground; and we hunker down and tell ourselves that noise was just the house settling… I’m sure of it…
There’s no question that art is subjective. After all, just because something is called art doesn’t necessarily mean it has artistic value to all people. In the case of sculptural, well-designed lighting, the lines between what is art and what isn’t can seem blurred further.
Of all the rooms in your home, your bedroom is probably the most sacred to you. Your retreat, your place to relax. So, getting the design just right is essential to make it a comfortable place where you can lay your head down every night. But as the bedroom has evolved into being more than just a place for sleeping, so has the need for the room’s design to evolve alongside with it…including the lighting.
Gone are the days when every piece in bedroom sets, living room furniture and lighting fixture collections all matched in a room. We now know that mixing materials, colors and textures elevates a space’s style and creates a fresh effect.
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.