Autumn is here and winter just around the corner. As for daylight, there’s limited prospects for some time to come. So let’s make the best of it with a survey of electrical lighting. Because when models are this electrifying, it’s easy to forget seasonal blues!
Inspired by yoga, the Hatha table lamp from QisDesign bends to all your requirements thanks to a flexible metal structure covered with rubber. Operating with a low consumption LED bulb at settings as low as 6 watts, the light intensity is also adjustable. Perfect for your nightstand or as a reading lamp.
This is a pendant light that will enhance your dining room table or the entrance hall of your home. The Crown, designed by Markus Jehs and Laub Jüergen for Nemo, is made of cast aluminum with glass diffusers. It is available in two models, each with a different number of lights.
The Mimesi lamp from Carlotta de Bevilacqua for Artemide is 1.80 m high. Its LED light source produces an ambient lighting providing 360° distribution, or, accent lighting with a narrower beam. In addition, the device has a dimmer control for more versatility.
Ipparco is an LED table lamp designed by Neil Poulton for Artemide. The base and body are in painted steel, the light source housed in polycarbonate on an aluminum frame. A magnet positioned at the joint of the diffuser can be placed anywhere on the ring structure to direct the light vertically or horizontally.
The Dolcevita lamp by Theo Sogni Antonangeli ranges in height from 1.70 to 2.10 m since its polyethylene fabric cover can be shaped to create light effects. It doubles as sculpture, or lamp, the light source provided by halogen on a dimmer switch, or by fluorescence.
The Novecento Claudio Bitetti suspension lamp for Antonangeli doesn’t want for boldness! Made from lampshades, it comes in two versions with two or six light sources manufactured in ceramic and polymer and illuminated with fluorescence.
Like a compass, the Compasso table lamp by QisDesign can rotate 360° on its base and adjusts in all directions. The housing is comprised of a mixture of zinc, aluminum and rubber and works with an LED bulb, the intensity of which is adjusted simply by touching the lamp head.
Two glass capsules, one clear, the other tinted, are interlinked to form the Capsula, a suspension light by young designer Lucie Koldova, artistic director for Brokis, a company in the Czech Republic – a country renowned for its blown glass. Lighting as art.
Blown glass, as one would blow up a balloon? These Balloon lamps by Dan Yeffet and Lucie Koldova for Brokis approach in dimension the limits that blown glass can achieve. The device, available in table or floor lamp models, is true sculpture.
The Love collection of ceiling and suspension fixtures by Spanish manufacturer Mantra is available in chrome and white glass styles to suit contemporary decor. The light flux reflects through the glass, evoking an effect of snowflakes. Elegant, beautiful, spectacular!
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By: Pierre Deschênes