More than merely functional, lighting design has evolved to create innovative pieces that make sculptural statements in any space. Read on for our top solutions that will add a strong design element to your home.
‘The beauty of floor lamps is that they can highlight pockets of space without putting your whole interior on display,’ comments Sumari Krige, founder of La Grange Interiors. With these versatile floor lamps, you can have your light and direct it too. Go for matt finishes and metallic accents, as seen in the Duke floor lamp in Black and Gold.
Express your creative side and inject personality into your abode with unique large-scale pendant lights in standout designs, such as this Botti chandelier in Gold. ‘Pendant lights make perfect features
and are a good way to fill large, double-volume areas,’ says Eli Kalmi, owner of K Light.
Cathy Mill, sales manager at Pezula Interiors advised that ‘a smaller table lamp in a glamorous finish adds lustre and makes a statement without overwhelming a room.’ When placed on a graphic surface or sidetable, a table lamp can act as a striking focal point, as seen in the Miles table light in Black with Nickel Grey-powder finish.
‘In years gone by, the bulb was hidden behind a lampshade, but recently it has taken on an aesthetic role as well as a functional one,’ says Kelly Klopper, junior brand manager at Eurolux. Exposed lightbulbs are an essential element of the industrial look, and the retro-chic bulbs available now are worth showing off – so much so that designers are putting them on display in transparent fittings, as seen in these Tim pendants by Bomma.
Off the Wall
From flush to circular and swivelled, wall-mounted lights are a sophisticated choice ideal for small spaces. Try a vintage-feel offering, such as the Draycott II wall lamp in Brushed Brass and Crystal Glass. Marc Machtelinckx, founder of ELDC, notes that ‘sculptural wall lights become part of your architecture – and light becomes an art piece’.