Now winter is drawing in, lighting is more important than ever. Lighting sets the mood of a room, giving it a cosy feel. Directional lighting is perfect for reading, or highlighting specific features such as a painting or a sculpture in the garden. With pendant lamps, there has been a major trend towards incorporating the chord of the lamp into the overall design, as well as mix-and-matching shades and leaving bulbs completely exposed for a raw look. A lighting fixture can also serve as a sculptural feature, adding the wow-factor to a room. Here are some ideas…
This show-stopping cluster of pendant lamps was designed by Fahim Kassam for Bocci. They can be put into any kind of arrangement to suit the space of the room, and come in an array of colours (www.bocci.ca).
Fun Pendant Lights
Above The LED glass Twist suspension lamp from Seletti comes in various colours and has an eye-catching and novel design. Seletti is available through Magyk in C/ Lagasca in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.magyk.es).The playful Brokis Memory lamp will definitely become a talking point. It comes in three sizes and a range of fun colours, while the hanging strings serve to switch the lights on and off. Brokis is available from Ges Lighting in Pol. Ind. La Ermita (www.grupoelectrostocks.com).
Coral pendant lights from Arturo Álvarez were the chosen lighting installation for Hotel Mirador de Chamartín in Madrid. The cluster of different shade shapes, from the same design collection, offers an artistic yet organised look. Available from Ges Lighting in Pol. Ind. La Ermita (www.grupoelectrostocks.com).
Designed by Stefan Diez, the Guise wall lamp from Vibia is not only functional but also serves as an artistic statement. When the light is switched off, the lamp almost disappears and, when switched on, an elegant glow emanates like a solar eclipse. Vibia is available from Ges Lighting in Pol. Ind. La Ermita (www.grupoelectrostocks.com), the Alison Bethell-Collins studio in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.alisonbethellcollins.com) and ID Latinia in Edif. Playa del Duque in Puerto Banús (www.idlatinia.com).
Delightfull’s Pastorius wall lamp has an industrial look with an adjustable arm, offering a classic mid-century American style. Available through Acoola in Pol. Ind. San Pedro de Alcántara (www.acoola.eu).
The avant-garde Nón Lá lighting range from Bover pays homage to the Vietnamese hat and its centenary culture. Bover is available from Ges Lighting in C/ Uranio in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.grupoelectrostocks.com) and through ID Latinia in Edif. Playa del Duque in Puerto Banús (www.idlatinia.com)
The Binarèll wall lamp puts a smile on everyone’s faces. This sculptural lamp from Karman Italia was launched this year and bridges functionality, sculpture and humour. Karman Italia is available through Siesta Interior Design in C. Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com) and Acoola in Pol. Ind. San Pedro de Alcántara (www.acoola.eu)
The Bookrest Lamp is made from frosted glass, emitting a soft glow ideal for night reading. The LED light does not get hot so, when you are tired of reading, you can rest your book on the top – which serves as a roof for the house shaped light. Available from Magyk in C/ Lagasca in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.magyk.es).
The Mito Largo floor lamp from Occhio has gesture control and adjustable colour temperature with up-and-down fading. Exclusively available from Illusion in Urb. Guadalcántara in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.e-illusion.es).
The Vapor floor lamp from Studio Italia Design was created by Karim Rashid. Its polycarbonate wave diffuser takes the form of a sinuous female body, offering elegance and sophistication. Studio Italia Design is available from Ges Lighting in Pol. Ind. La Ermita (www. grupoelectrostocks.com).