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He’s also known for using a metalworker to create bespoke shapes for him, which he then asks an electrician to wire up as lights. Statement lighting makes a space feel unique.
Areti’s Ilios wall lamps give a wonderful glow, like in this bathroom design by Sally Mackereth.
Sophie Ashby loves everything Bocci does. Bocci‘s pendants make stunning features when grouped together in hallways and stairwells, and have a clean, modern look when arranged above a dining table. “Complement it with ambient lighting with table and floor lamps. Create three lighting circuits in a room, so you have one switch for low-level lighting, one for middle and one for high,” Sophie advises.
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Interior design duo Turner Pocock like to layer a room with various levels of lighting – pendant lights, task lighting (such as a standard lamp for the bedside) and ambient lighting (picture lights to wash a warm glow over your books at night, say). They use Jieldé lights for almost every project they’ve been involved with – they’re a great and effective way to introduce pops of colour in a graphic style.
For those who love statement pendants but don’t like the traditional chandeliers, interior designer Jo Berryman recommends Michael Anastassiades’s Happy Together stacked pendant. “I’m instantly drawn to its bold, graphic shapes”, she explains.
In the words of Martin Brudnizki: “lighting is everything”. “We can design a cute, sexy red bar, but a harsh white light won’t do it justice.” He uses Segula LED bulbs, which get warmer when dimmed. On his favourite kinds of lighting, Brudnizki responds “I like lighting at all levels – from a glam chandelier to illuminating a dado rail. Even a little lamp on the floor can shed a fantastic pool of light across a hardwood floor. The only thing I don’t do is recessed downlighting – that’s a total no-no!”
A retro pendant, like Günter Leuchtmann’s Le Tre Streghe pendant for Tecnolumen, designed in 1981, has the ability to look oth utilitarian and glamorous against the proportions and mouldings of traditional Victorian houses. This is why it’s a favourite of Simon Rawlings from David Collins Studio.
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