Lighting is one those elements of your room that is often forgotten and then once you have an excellent source of it you will wonder how you ever got along without it. While good lighting is essential for its functionality the design of the actual fixture is what draws our eye and makes it stand out as a design element of the room.
An important aspect is illuminating the preparation and work surfaces properly and with the right lamps. It is generally known that artificial light affects the color and appearance of objects and when cooking a meal you want to examine your groceries and vegetables in the proper light.
Pipe is a stunning combination of a flexible and practical reading lamp with gorgeous design. It was created by architects Herzog&De Meuron and won the 2004 Golden Compass Design Competition.
Are not just about illumination anymore. In this day and age they are meant to be admired just as much as your flowers the garden gnomes (maybe) or the comfortable and stylish outdoor furniture.
At first sight it may be somewhat pretentious but it can work wonders in the right color scheme. What its designers say about this lamp: “True to its name Dandelion was initially inspired by the plant the creates the famous and poetic ‘dandelion snow’ of fuzzy cotton-like seeds when a gush of wind blows on it.
Sconces are a design staple of the present but they are also a thing of the past. Which is why it can be truly fun to select sconces with a retro look such as the pieces below (which have undeniable Mid-Century modern style).