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Lighting Trends: The Bright Side

Lighting Trends: The Bright Side

A roundup of the top trends in interior lighting design

01 CLUSTER CLUB

It’s no secret that a grouping of pendant lights is an elegant way of creating interest in a living space. Moving away from the decorative and ornate styles to something simpler, Hoi P’loy reinterprets this idea with its sleek and modern Winston Ceiling pendant. hoiploy.com

02 BRUSHED BRASS

Combining a soft matte finish with the warmth of gold-coloured metal, brushed brass has replaced its brighter equivalent as the popular choice to add subtle yet glamorous touches to an interior. The Lian swing lamp by Studio 19 pairs a simple brushed-brass shade and plate with a black powder-coated arm. Positioned against a dark charcoal wall, the effect is sultry luxury at its finest. studio19.co

03 A NEW NOSTALGIA

Iconic pieces referencing the past while looking to the future are key fixtures in the 2018 design landscape. Inspired by the aesthetic of the late ’50s and early ’60s, but created using the latest technology and materials, REVER floor lamps have a futuristic yet timeless appeal. The design cleverly combines the primary function of providing light with a secondary function of convenience in the form of trays. Available through Province Lighting. provincelighting.com

04 FEATURE LIGHTING

If space permits it, a large-scale fitting above the centre of the room is the perfect way to create that wow factor. The Wireflow chandelier, designed by Arik Levy for Vibia, is a modern interpretation of a classic tiered design; although delicate, it occupies a substantial volume of space for extra impact. Ceiling uplighters have also been used to wash the ceiling in light and exaggerate its curves. All available from Streamlight. streamlight.co.za

05 GLASS VESSELS

Pendant lights are a surefire way to add interest and dimension to an interior, with glass a popular material these past few years. We’re now seeing greater experimentation with glass, resulting in evermore intricate and intriguing shapes. elevenpast.co.za

06 HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?

Pendant lamps can be hung low for extra drama – just ensure they do not block your view or pathway; solid lamps may get in the way. These LED Apple pendants from K. Light Import are a good option for this treatment: They’re big enough to make a visual impact but their delicate wire structure is light and unimposing. klight.co.za

07 ARTS & CRAFTS

The movement towards original craftsmanship continues to gain momentum, with sculptural one-off ceramic lamp bases a unique interpretation of this theme. The Arch table lamp, a Bofred design with a large base hand-made by ceramic artist Jennifer de Charmoy, doubles as a sculptural art piece. bofred.co.za

08 LAYERS OF LIGHT

Create depth and warmth in a space by considering different types of light fittings for different effects. In this Coote & Wenchdesigned space, an interesting feature wall is created by using a mix of
wall-mounted lights. The round fittings cast an ethereal glow, and the swing-arm lamp directs task lighting at the sitting area below. philip-coote. squarespace.com

 

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