Light as Art:
Interior lighting in the Pacific Northwest is one of the most important aspects of design for the region. What we lack in ultraviolet, we can make up for artistically inside our homes with the right light sources. There is both an aesthetic and physical need for light in Oregon and Washington, and this month and next we will be exploring the ways in which light can be used in homes; artistically and purposefully.
The days of metal can lights and bright gold chandeliers have come and gone, leaving behind crystal covered recessed lighting and rubbed bronze pendant lamps. There are multitudes of options for floor, ceiling and wall light fixtures today, so many of which can make an intense statement. Ultimately, we now look at light sources artistically, as another way to add elements to a space.
While this idea of "light as art" is not a new concept, it is one that is newly taking shape in small design projects and renovations. Do you want something contemporary? Vintage? Industrial and repurposed? Ultra modern? Or maybe completely invisible? All of these are possibilities today.
Have a look through the varying options pictured here, and find links to the design houses and companies who make these beautiful pieces of art.
As always, reach out to us to explore ideas for your home, here.
Photos 1 & 2: Acryl Pendant by Light in The Box, found here.
Photos 3 & 4: These beautiful crystals fit flush against the ceiling, turning recessed cans into a mesmerizing glowing stone. D27 Feretti By Fabbian, found here.
Photos 4 & 5: Stunning and ethereal pendants come in multiple formations and hang in create mysticism in any room. Seed Cloud Pendants by Ochre, found here.
Photos 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10: Metal and Glass. These fixtures cast unique shadows and warm glows. All Tom Dixon, found here.
6: Etch Web Chrome
7: Etch Copper
8/9: Gem Wide Chandelier
10: Lustre Pendant Collection
Photos 11, 12, 13 & 14: Fabric upon metal creates an unforgettable light experience. All Aqua Creations, found here.
Photos 15 & 16: Gorgeous and uniquely pressed; this pendant works in so many different settings. Jamie Young Flowering Lotus Pendant, found here.