When it comes to lighting products, I always desire for something cool, not just for myself, for my customers too. It can make such a difference! I seriously hate those boring lighting concepts in our heads, that we need a chandelier, a desk lamp, some spot lights, maybe classic (cheap) side lamps in the bedroom and we’re done, lighting design ready for the home. Pfffff! It’s even worse when lighting is forgotten, ’cause it’s the last thing you do anyway, and people run out of money (curtains and blinds suffer a lot from this too, especially after a big refurb).
So, I suggest you plan your lighting well ahead, and pick interesting, statement pieces for each of your rooms. Just like anywhere else in the home, you can combine designer pieces with high street brands or with special buys from the flea market. The important bit to keep in mind is, that the owner has to like the lamp – side note: you and your spouse CAN have different side lamps in your bedroom if you have different tastes, just make sure they match on some level, or the surroundings bring it all together in an eclectic way. Plus, don’t try to force your taste onto your children. If they want a blue or a pink desk lamp, let them have it, they will sit with more pleasure at their desks if they like how it looks and feel good in their rooms.
Now, here we go – the very best delivered to you straight from the London Design Fair – latest & greatest, a bit of innovation and all time classics, re-imagined.
The two lads from Well Lit Led are on a mission to deliver quality led lighting for a reasonable price. The result? A beautiful dimmable led filament, that comes in a bright orange colour and is flexible enough to fold into any shape.
Did I mention that they are BEAUTIFUL? My personal favourite is the huge globe shaped bulb with the smokey glass :) Which one do you like?
I love blackboards around the house, they help kickstart my creativity. I believe in using surfaces to write or draw on them, and personalize them this way. From wallpapers to stickers I am crazy about everything that can be used as a blackboard (or whiteboard, for that matter). I’m a visual person ;)
So it is no wonder that I fell immediately in love with the In-es artdesign pendant lamps.
Yep, you can doodle on them, or write messages, notes or quotes on them :) how cool is that?! I’d love one of this in my kitchen, above the dining table.
My other favourite was the grater-lamp. It comes in multiple colours with different types of fabric cables. I quite love the idea and have seen so many DIY tutorials on how to create one of these, but it’s nice to know that you can buy ready-made ones if you are short on time or just simply sooooooo not good at DIY (like me, hah!). Plus, these ones were made in a soft rubbery material with a mold that was specially made for that shape, so they are quite soft, nice to touch, and look certainly much better than the metal DIY version.
Some of you may know that I am a big fan of eco designs and I used to have a column on the topic too. BTW, if you’d like to hear more about eco-design news and how the latest technologies try to save the planet, let me know if the comments section and I will re-introduce the column. (I’d love to hear if you’d be interested to read about stuff like this!)
The beautiful Graypants lamps caught my attention on 100% design as they were hanged from the ceiling. They are made from 100% recycled cardboard, the shape and the craft is absolutely beautiful plus the lamps are super light!
They are very pretty to look at, and come in all sorts of sizes and shapes from tiny to absolutely huge globes. You can choose white or brown cardboard, whichever matches your interior best!
If you’re after something different, cool, fresh ooooooor some vintage, industrial statement lighting, then go to Dowsing & Reynolds. They have a wide range of lighting products and I picked the funkiest pieces to show to you :)
Above you can see the geometric bulbs that look absolutely stunning, and below is the gorgeous origami lampshades. The colours are so vivid I could not even choose my fave one!
The last brand I wanted to talk about is my very favourite. Of course, they are scandi and their lamps are absolutely gorgeous! I love that they use unusual materials to design their products and with every new family, they create statement lighting, that looks just stunning.
Yeah, you can probably tell that I am massively in love with all things VITA Copenhagen.
Here are some of my favourites, and soon the Eos Mini will be featured on my bedside table in my new bedroom (stayed tuned for the upcoming posts and follow me on Instagram to get a sneak-peek).
Above you can see the Eos family in grey and white, and below you can see the Sine and Silvia lamps.
Wow… this turned out as a really long blog post :) hope you enjoyed and you’ve seen something that you loved. let me know which lighting product is your favourite below in the comments section.
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Take care! x