The Latest Interior Design Trends 2017
Part Two – Lighting
6 June 2017 by Nicola Manning
The 29th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) has just been held in New York City from 21-24th May. In Part One of this blog series I looked at the latest furniture trends. In this week’s blog I am looking at the latest in lighting trends. We were spoilt for choice with regard to the lighting on display.
There were two New Zealand lighting designers displaying their beautiful light fittings, David Trubridge and Resident.
Bloom Pendant designed by Tim Rundle
It was great to see David Trubridge and his wonderful lights in New York. I am a great fan of these beautiful light fittings, particularly the shapes, texture and the patterns they throw on the ceiling and walls when lit up. The second New Zealand company displaying light fittings at ICFF was Resident with their gorgeous Bloom pendants.
Linear light fittings in various shapes and configurations is a key trend coming through. They create a dramatic centrepiece in a space.
Suspenders™ is composed of horizontal and vertical elements that connect together in infinite lengths and compositions, designed by Robert Sonneman.
Lightmaker Studio from Toronto, Canada.
Lightmaker Studio use rhythm and geometry to create complex pieces like their Branch Chandelier. They work primarily in brass, though also use nickel, copper and polished steel. All of their glass is hand-blown.
The shapes and textures of these pendants are stunning.
Zero, a family-owned Swedish lighting company, was founded in 1978 with the aim of creating modern lighting designs distinguished by their superior craftsmanship, technical expertise, and sustainable practices. I love the colour and shape of their lights.
Gorgeous patterning and soft lighting, from these organic shaped pendants.
The Piola pendant from Marset, creates a stunning spiralling ribbon.
These pendants are an interesting chunky shape, creating a soft light.
I love the texture and colours of these pendants on the Ethnicraft stand.
Jamie Harris is a glass artist and designer living in New York City.
These beautiful wooden pendants with unique cut outs really caught my eye, with their smooth acorn like finish and different colours.
Caroline outdoor heater from Kindle Living, a beautiful addition to any outdoor space.
The Lumen Lamp from Kindle Living. A large scale lamp which can be used both indoors and outdoors.
This new collection, by Greypants, is a LED system inspired by a breathtaking natural phenomenon: murmurations. A spectacle translated into dynamic installations, captivating three dimensional forms within a space. Every light in the flock is harmoniously connected, creating a different composition from every viewpoint. They are stunning and can be used in many spaces and variations.
Larose Guyon, based in Verchères, a small picturesque village along the St. Lawrence River near Montreal. This gorgeous lighting collection is called Perle 3. The light fitting shown at the beginning of this blog is also designed by Larose Guyon, a design called Otero.
Another stunning design from Graypants, mimicking the gaseous envelope found around stars, these elegant pendants create a luminous glow through spun brass and acrylic diffusers – light reflecting light.
A series of dish pendants comprises the latest release in the Chronalight collection. With a variety of configurations in both horizontal and vertical orientations, dish pendants can be clustered together to make stunning constellation or individually hung to accentuate any space. Thin, yet robust, the debut pendants are available in diameters ranging from 14-43cm.