8 autumn-inspired lights to illuminate your home
The greenness of summer is coming to an end as autumn brushes the trees with an orange-and-gold palette, creating a cosy and rich aesthetic across South Africa's landscapes. Inspired by these warmer hues, we've collated a selection of lighting solutions to help you incorporate the coming season into your home.
Inspired by the flower-power generation, the award-winning FlowerPot VP1 by Verner Panton is synonymous with design in the 1960s. This playful pendant has a Pop Art sensibility and features a simple yet striking form that consists of two semicircular spheres facing each other. Drawing to mind the golden yellow of fading leaves and daisies blooming in spring, the FlowerPot VP1 celebrates autumn while referencing the blossom-filled season to come. Find out more about the Flowerpot light here.
The Meringa ø35 ceiling lamp by Italian brand Servomuto combines classic shapes with unusual fabrics and a contemporary finish. By blending a sophisticated style with natural textures and an orange-and-brown colour palette, Servomuto has created a piece that simply screams autumn.
With a sunset-orange hue and a stand similar in appearance to that of a tree trunk, the Birdie Floor Lamp by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba reflects nature in its colour and form. The diagonal 'branch' acts as an on/off switch, adding to the playful personality of this reimagined reading lamp.
If you want to add warmth to your home, look no further than this tealight holder from Weylandts. There's no question about its inspiration, and its embellished foil covering gives it a flickering flame-like look that will carry through from autumn to winter.
Deep greens remind us of evergreen plants that remain lush all year round, even in autumn. Based on a classic banker's lamp, the powder-coated Lorraine Desk Light from Anatomy Design is soft to the touch, fresh in its design and will make a welcome addition to any surface.
Thanks to its organic lines and on-trend teardrop shape, the Teardrop pendant from Illumina is simultaneously simple, sophisticated and standout. In a deep brick red, the shade fits the season and its length is perfectly suited to high ceilings.
For a brighter take on the season, go for this golden-yellow cluster of pendants from K Light. Their subtly corrugated appearance is reminiscent of autumn foliage, and they can either be hung as a group or used as singular pendants.
Made from lacquered steel and aluminium thread, The Coco Maxi straight floor lamp from Roche Bobois references the pattern of a leaf skeleton in its fan-like structure. As well as its statement red-lacquer finish, the ambience created by this light is what really sets it apart.
Find more nature-inspired lighting ideas here.