There's something about a beautiful light fixture that really does give a room its overall ambience, which is why choosing them can take some consideration. We take a look at a few great examples of from three lighting trends that Melissa Davidson of The Lighting Warehouse has identified for 2016: natural and organic, industrial chic and metallic finishes.
K.Light's latest range of Upcycled Cardboard Pendants are constructed with rings of stacked, upcycled cardboard, which offer a unique finish and an interesting texture. Available in four sizes, pendants retail from R1 680.
The Sisal Pendant from Weylandts retails at R2 995. Handcrafted and made from the Sisal tree, which grows in the Karoo. These trees die a natural death after about 12 years. They are dug-up and used to make these natural masterpieces, therefore no footprint is left. We love that nature determines the size and shape of every unique piece.
The Emperor Suspension Lamp, designed by Neri and Hu from Moooi, is a majestic bamboo rattan cage. Each cage is beautifully handwoven. Available in red and black at Crema starting at R23 980.
We just love these Belfast lights from The Lighting Warehouse, seen here in black and white, that retail at R1 399.95 each.
These Rectangular Glass and Chrome Base Cluster (glass pendants) from K.Light Import retail at R13 720 and offer an opulent, yet unassuming industrial-chic feel.
Copper, gold and silver: who wouldn't love this trend? Designed to cast atmospheric angular shadows when lit, the Etch Web suspension lamp from Tom Dixon is probably our favourite version of this trend. The irregular pentagon shape is repeated 60 times across the body to create a total sphere. Priced from R31 650.80.
Metallics aren't restricted to pendant lights. We love the Birdie reading lamp by Foscarini, seen here in orange and grey, priced from R11 486.