Today we feel inspired, or should I say enlightened, to talk about lighting design. After more than a century since Thomas Edison’s invention, we have had profound changes in both technology and lifestyle that have resulted in new tastes. The history of design embodies these changing tastes, just like the history of fashion and art. As for design applied to lighting, we can say that there has been at least one major, decisive technological innovation in this field: the invention of the LED in 1962 by Nick Holonyak Jr.
Without going into the minute details of his revolutionary invention, suffice it to recall the general advantages that this technology provides: the 50.000 hours that an LED can last compared with 1200 for a common incandescent light bulb, the lower cost of maintenance and, last but not least, the lower bulk and volume. This has greatly affected the world of design. Today, we have gathered the best products from our designers on homify to present objects that allow you to illuminate your living room, your dining room or bedroom. They’re great designs that show style, uniqueness and elegance.
FormaLa is a lamp that extremely dynamic and fluid. Its sinuous lines result in a diffused light that forms a minimal, out of the ordinary object. The LED lamp is flexible because it is built with a steel that allows it to obtain different configurations, influencing the light produced. The power supply is cleverly hidden in the form.
Here we have light with the consistency of marble. Marble tiles return to have a new life thanks to the work of designers Paolo Ulian & Moreno Ratti. The stylized form that this object takes is ironic and curious. 40 x 40 is easily adjusted because it is a lamp that is designed with simple joints. To increase or decrease the intensity of the light, just move the outline of the shade up or down.
Ideal for a modern living room, but also stylish on a chest of drawers in a bedroom, the Pantarei lamp has a futuristic, minimal shape. The central sphere is adjustable and can adapt to any need. The choice of materials combines two textures that seem to be at odds, which, however, go perfectly together: the base is ceramic, while the upper part is in plexiglass.
Here is a lightweight and delicate lamp that is highly visible and extremely elegant in its geometric forms. The design is comprised of a metal frame and fabric covering. Its shape resembles a pinwheel that creates folds, shadows and highlights. The ceiling version is suitable for a simple, no-nonsense dining room, where the lamp can play the lead role in the decor.
The Bell pendant lamp recalls scale the lights of the industrial plants of the past. The light is both diffuse and concentrated in parts. We advise you to hang this in the dining room or kitchen. It is available in different finishes and colors.
Want a curious, whimsical object instead of the classic ceiling lamp? This design should satisfy your desire for color and vibrancy. Modern and versatile, this lamp is composed of a series of facets that combine with each other to create a small sculpture: an exhibition of light reflections.
Here we see a special reinterpretation of that classic decoration of a hunter’s house: the deer head. The version here, however, is a bit more playful and animal friendly. Again, the LED technology is put to a bright, creative purpose.