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Bright on design

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BRILLIANT LIGHTING DESIGNERS COMBINE INGENUITY, EXPERTISE AND THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY TO CREATE SINGULAR LIGHT FIXTURES. WHETHER THEY ARE ETHEREAL, GEOMETRIC, FUTURISTIC OR INSPIRED BY THE PAST, THESE EXTRAORDINARY OBJECTS ILLUMINATE OUR DAILY LIVES BY BRINGING A TOUCH OF LUSTRE TO OUR SURROUNDINGS.

Cactus, the floor lamp by designer Fabrice Berrux for Roche Bobois, is unusual for its three superimposed disks that create the illusion of a acrobatic balancing act. Each circle is made of polyester ribbon with white diffuser; together, they are mounted on a base of lacquered steel with a white epoxy finish. The integrated light source is a warm white LED, equipped with a dimmer. Cactus from Roche Bobois, rochebois.com

The circus world inspired designer Fabrice Berrux to create this circular black lamp with a mineral grey concrete base. Equipped with a dimmer switch, this warm white LED light will add a touch of magic to any room, in any style of interior. Cirque from Roche Bobois, rochebois.com

The shade for this Mariposa suspension lamp, created by Marcel Wanders, is reminiscent of a windblown skirt. The choice of ebony reinforces the chic and sophisticated design of this remarkable chandelier in a contemporary interior. Mariposa from Roche Bobois, rochebois.com

Femininity, romanticism and refinement characterize the Gigi wall sconce by Corbett, created from either gold or silver leaf flowers. The perfect light to accentuate the luxuriance of a classic, sophisticated décor or to soften an interior furnished with sleek modern elements and objects. Gigi by Corbett, from Montréal Lighting & Hardware, montreallighting.com

A blend of tradition and modernity, this suspension lamp from Design Louis George combines sources inspired by the candles of old-fashioned chandeliers with sleek, contemporary arms that curve upwards to create a soft flowing look for the entire fixture. A perfect match for refined interiors of any style, from classic to contemporary. Design Louis George, designlouisgeorge.com

With its linen shade encircled by a golden ring, the Clarkson floor lamp perches on a solid hand-rubbed antique brass base. It can occupy an empty corner of the living room to provide ambient light for the entire room, or serve as a reading lamp next to a comfortable chair. Clarkson, from Avenue Design, avenuedesigncanada.com

This sumptuous, star-studded chandelier of Swarovski crystals is equipped with adjustable LEDs. Simply program your personal settings using the Infinite Control app to create the desired ambience each time the light is turned on. Infinite Aura by Swarovski, from Montréal Lighting & Hardware, montreallighting.com

Designer Lee Broom has created Orion, a fixture composed of rods and contrasting spheres that can be hung horizontally or vertically. Combining polished and opaque finishes, the pendant’s style is customized by the direction in which one chooses to hang the tubes. With its sleek lines, this suspension lamp can magnify contemporary elements as easily as a sophisticated object or antique piece of furniture. Orion, from the Celadon Collection, celadoncollection.com

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The exceptional collection of Neverending Glory pendants honours five of the world’s most beautiful performance halls. The creation of designers Jan Plechác and Henry Wielgus for prestigious Czech lighting manufacturer Lasvit, this line offers sophisticated glass fixtures hand-blown in the traditional way by master artisans. Among these chandeliers, La Scala (left), is inspired by La Scala of Milan, while Bolshoi Theatre (right) references the famed eponymos theatre. Reinterpreted in a contemporary fashion, these two models beautifully complement interiors of any style. Neverending Glory by Lasvit, from Latitude Nord, latitudenord.com

Votives by Sonneman evoke the theatrical candelabras of the past hanging over a long table, but with a contemporary twist. Frosted cones of light encased in clear glass cylinders create a fascinating play of light and shadow. The repetitive linear alignment of the votives adds a majestic element to any large room. Votives by Sonneman, from Montréal Lighting & Hardware, montreallighting.com

The exceptional collection of Neverending Glory pendants honours five of the world’s most beautiful performance halls. The creation of designers Jan Plechác and Henry Wielgus for prestigious Czech lighting manufacturer Lasvit, this line offers sophisticated glass fixtures hand-blown in the traditional way by master artisans. Among these chandeliers, La Scala (left), is inspired by La Scala of Milan, while Bolshoi Theatre (right) references the famed eponymos theatre. Reinterpreted in a contemporary fashion, these two models beautifully complement interiors of any style. Neverending Glory by Lasvit, from Latitude Nord, latitudenord.com

The Charlotte floor lamp from Slamp is composed of concentric hexagonal shapes suggestive of honeycomb. The light diffused through the three-dimensional frame resembles infinitely multiplying illuminated drops. Charlotte for Slamp, from Montréal Lighting & Hardware, 02 montreallighting.com

The ceiling/wall version of the Belle Étoile by Slamp, this fantastic and enchanting avantgarde lamp is available in various versions, including a chandelier and table lamp. Belle Étoile by Slamp, from Montréal Lighting & Hardware, montreallighting.com

Crafted entirely by hand, the Belle Étoile suspension lamp by Slamp is a vision of grace and airiness. Behind its delicate appearance lies an unbreakable lamp whose LED source can be dimmed from full illumination to ambient glow, to suit every need. Belle Étoile by Slamp, from Montréal Lighting & Hardware, montreallighting.com

Rather than rely on stereotypical formulas, the creations of designers Neri & Hu explore the dynamic interaction of light, shape and material. In their creation for Artemide called Yanzi, brushed brass structures with glass heads of light perch on branch-like rods. The result is reminiscent of swallows sitting on tree branches. The Yanzi model comes in various formats. Yanzi for Artemide, from Bonaldo, bonaldo.ca

The unique composition of the Anish suspension lamp for Terzani creates the effect of an infinite galaxy. Designed by Dodo Arslan, this lamp adds a spectacular touch, both spellbinding and otherworldly, to set the stage for any refined interior. Anish for Terzani, from Le Studio Luminaires, studiolum.com

Designed by Omer Arbel, the Bocci 28 suspension lamp is now available in 90 different colours. Each sphere in the chandelier is created using an innovative glass blowing process that slightly deforms its shape. As a result, it produces a distinctive, magical light that sets this fixture apart from traditional chandeliers. Bocci 28 series suspension lamp, from Avant-Scène

The handiwork of skilled artisans is showcased in this unusual lamp of cleverly intertwined elements. Designed by Simone Micheli, it is simply called Doodle. Its resolutely modern design is a perfect complement to contemporary interiors. Available in four different finishes: nickel, black amethyst nickel, gold-plated and copper. Doodle for Terzani, from Le Studio Luminaires, studiolum.com

The sculptural Meshmatics chandelier by designer Rick Tegelaar for Moooi is formed of three concentric wire-mesh domes. The young Dutch is best known for his use of undervalued materials like wood waste and wire mesh. This superb model diffusing an integrated LED demonstrates the artist’s talent. Meshmatics for Moooi, from Le Studio Luminaires, studiolum.com


Bright on design – e-mag

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