No matter how beautiful your room is, lighting can destroy its aesthetic in a heartbeat if the fixtures are wrong. Whether you want your lighting to make a bold statement with a huge chandelier or sculptural shade, or go for something more understated and subtler, choosing lighting takes careful consideration as it sets the tone of the room. During the spring months, especially, outdoor lighting is also an important factor when we decide to spend our evenings enjoying the patio or garden. Here are some interesting ideas…
Bover’s large Dome suspension lamp is made from over 150 pieces of wood in beech veneer finish. Light is diffused through the wooden segments, casting interesting shadows below. Available from Estuco Interiors in C. Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.estucointeriors.com) and Ges Lighting in C/Uranio in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.grupoelectrostocks.com).
Philippe Starck’s Gun table lamp for Flos offers direct reading light as well as dimmable ambient lighting. The main body is die cast aluminium with an over moulded polymer coating and chrome or gloss 18K gold-plated finish. The shade is made from plasticised paper in matte black with an gold silkscreen interior. Flos is available from BoConcept Plus Store on the Mijas Road and C. de Negocios Oasis in Marbella (www.plusstore.es), ID Latinia in Edif. Playa del Duque in Puerto Banús (www.idlatinia.com) and Ges Lighting in Pol. Ind. La Ermita (www.grupoelectrostocks.com).
The Eclipse table lamp’s iconic shape is highlighted by a beautiful slender brass neck and shade that sheds warm light elegantly. Available from ID House in Centro Comercial Azalea between Puerto Banús and San Pedro de Alcántara (www.idhouse.es).
The playful Memory balloonlike lamp by Brokis is made out of a glossy glass that comes in a range of colours and attaches to the wall or the ceiling. Exclusively available from Ges Lighting in Pol. Ind. La Ermita (www.grupoelectrostocks.com).
The design for Karman’s Cell lamp was inspired by Chinese lanterns that float in the sky. Karman is available from Siesta Interior Design in C. Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com) and Acoola in Pol. Ind. San Pedro de Alcántara (www.acoola.eu).