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Shine On

The industry is shining bright with new lighting designs. InspireDesign spoke with lighting experts who detailed the inspirations for their most recent products. Take a look at what’s lighting things up:

Elska Wall Mount Reading Lamp – Blueprint Lighting

A blend of Scandinavian, Danish and Italian modernism, the Elska Wall Mount Reading Lamp from Blueprint Lighting is an architectural light source situated against a walnut back plate with distinct, brass fittings. Elegantly protruding from the back plate is an angular brass arm that supports a tapered and curvilinear cone.

“Elska was originally designed to meet a specific client need—the designer wanted a lamp that was sleek and modern, while also conveying a feeling of warmth, as these were to be used as wall-mount bedside lamps. We turned to classic California modernism, utilizing mixed materials including a handmade rectilinear backplate of natural walnut and brass details to achieve the desired look,” said Kelly Aaron, chief luminary, Blueprint Lighting.

Belle Pendant (IC Collection) – Fire Farm

Belle is a massive 6-ft. diameter 16-gauge steel dome with a hand-patinated exterior contrasted with a lustrous gold-leafed interior.  Belle is one of the largest pendant fixtures Fire Farm has undertaken in metal. The outer surface is hand finished with a blackening patina to accentuate its natural industrial beauty. Silica-bronze welding seams trace across the surface.

“The golden pool of light she projects below her creates a comforting embrace to those within her sphere of influence. She defines her environment with a presence that is both powerful and gentle. She is the Belle of the ball,” said Adam Jackson Pollock, Belle’s designer/Fire Farm founder.

Skaal – Les Jardins Solar Lighting

The sleek Skaal is a play on minimalism and a study in smart, streamlined design. Made of a visually stunning teak pieces, this contemporary lantern is at home both indoors and out. Available in two sizes, it blends clean lines and solid construction with soft, durable light for the ultimate in indoor/outdoor living. Skaal adds easy modern style to any space. Unmatched in both quality and functionality, it is the very definition of modern, urban chic.

“We wanted to create a smart lighting product with the streamlined contours and solid teak construction that is
characteristic of Scandinavian design,” said Frederic Raffenne, president, Les Jardins USA. “The solar-powered Skaal lantern can serve as a simple, stylish statement piece or seamlessly integrate into Les Jardins’ Skaal outdoor furniture collection for a cohesive, contemporary aesthetic.”