Livingetc Style Awards 2021 winners: Lighting category

The winners of the Lighting category at the Livingetc Style Awards 2021 are announced

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As chosen by our judges, Livingetc editor Pip McCormac, Livingetc Editorial Director Sarah Spiteri, Livingetc columnists and interior designers Linda Boronkay and Minnie Kemp and fashion stylist legend Lucinda Chambers, these are the best pieces of design for kids that you'll want to use in their bedrooms and nurseries now.

Ceiling Light - winner: Bateman Chandelier by Margit Wittig

Margit Wittig

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Originally conceived for an exhibition showcasing fine art, interiors and vintage fashion, this 12-arm chandelier takes inspiration from the colours of a collage by artist Barbara Campbell Thomas. 

Each of the 38 resin components are handmade, cast individually, sanded, polished and then patinated with no two being the same. 

“This is just so original” says Minnie Kemp. “I love the use of painted resin in the design.”

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Ceiling Light - Design Icon - winner: Anders Light by Pinch 

Pinch Design

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One of Pinch's most recognisable pieces, this much-admired light is reminiscent of a couture underskirt, and is hand-sculpted from layers of banana fibre that’s draped and stitched around the central light. 

Originally inspired by an image of a couture underskirt, each unique piece is hand-sculpted from layers of banana fibre, which is draped and stitched around the central light. 

“This light is just beautiful” says Lucinda Chambers. “A real design icon.”

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Floor Lamp - winner: Ridotti Floor Lamp by Lights & Lamps

Lights and Lamps

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Since Lights and Lamps launched last year, its keen take on pricing and brilliant eye for design has seen Livingetc feature - and its team covet - many of its pieces. Our judging panel were particularly impressed by this adaptable lamp which combines aged brass legs, a champagne plated glass globe and a natural raffia shade that gently diffuses the light. 

These varied and contrasting textures come together to create a simple but striking form. 

“This is a very affordable piece that had loads of character” says Lucinda Chambers. “It’s a quirky mix of materials and you could use it anywhere.”

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Wall Light - winner: Medusa by Julian Chichester

Julian Chichester

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The artistry in every piece from Julian Chichester means the brand's work regularly features in Livingetc. From bar cabinets to side tables, each piece is crafted to be beautiful, often architectural, and intriguing to the eye. 

This wall light is a case in point. Taking its design cues from the work of French designer Jean Royère, this 4-bulb wall sconce features sculptural, spiral arms and is finished in hand applied Faux Red Gesso. 

“This a spectacular and cheerful design and you can really have fun with the shades too” says Minnie Kemp. 

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Wall Light - Design Icon - winner: Type 80 by Anglepoise


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Anglepoise originally released the Type 80 collection, designed by Sir Kenneth Grange, in September 2019. 

These new wall lights feature either medium or long extended arms ideal for mood or reading lighting and are available in Matt Black and Grey Mist, with or without cables for ease of installation. 

“Anglepoise always combine form and function so well” says Lucinda Chambers. “This is such a smart lamp that’s beautifully made. You could never get bored of it.”

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Table Light - winner: Flo Table Lamp by Samuel Wilkinson for The Conran Shop 

The Conran Shop

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A Conran Shop exclusive, this innovative lamp by British designer Samuel Wilkinson is handcrafted in the Czech Republic using specialist glassblowing methods. The delicate shade appears to envelope its slim marble base as if moulded organically as one piece, and the glow it creates is warm yet compellingly soft.

“The smoked glass and colour of this lamp make it just so smart” says Lucinda Chambers. 

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Table Light - Wise Buy - winner: Wobster Table Lamp by Pooky


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This curvy wooden lamp has a glossy orange lacquer finish and an olive green braided three core flex, ensuring it makes a statement in any room. Works well with both plain and patterned shades in any room of the house. 

“The base is so tactile and fun, and the colours are so energising” says Pip McCormac.

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Lighting Innovation - winner: Easy Peasy by Lodes


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Created by Italian designer Luca Nichetto, these portable and rechargeable cordless table lamps - available in four finishes including Chestnut, Flamingo, Lagoon and Kelp -  encourage playful interaction between people and their living spaces. 

Made of blown glass and metal, the intensity and warmth of the light is controlled by a colourful knob while the lamp unit charges quickly via a USB plug and a single charge can last up to 19 hours. 

“These lamps are almost like jewellery” says Sarah Spiteri. “And the fact that they’re portable makes them super useful too.”

Shop this lamp here.

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