Light as Utility:
As we saw last month, interior lighting in the Pacific Northwest is one of the most important aspects of design for the region. We previously discussed the interest and importance of Light as Art, and looked at ways to illuminate space with objects that stand on their own. For August, and part two of this series, we will be looking at light as a utilitarian resource in the dark, gray climate of Western Oregon. We will look at task lighting that serves a direct purpose, and how we can utilize such sources into good design.
Desk lamps. Floor Lamps. Wall Sconces. Lighting with purpose- but never without design. These are some of the light sources we are going to look at this month:
Utilitarian desk and floor lamps can be found in a broad spectrum of sizes, styles and ages. It pays to really search when it comes to interior lighting, as some of the most incredible lamps we found were buried deep in design blogs and European websites; after all, the journey makes the destination. We appreciate the stunning lamp that took longer to find, more than what you found at the first stop.
Lovelle Brass Task Lamp by Barnlight Electric, HERE.
Cement Pillar Task Lamp by CB2, HERE.
Westbury Task Lamp by Ralph Lauren Home, HERE.
Colin Easel Table Lamp by Ralph Lauren Home, HERE.
A great source for sought-after and highly unique pieces are websites that sell rewired antiques, vintage and used offerings; there are a selection of sites that cater to these one-off and rare items. These stunning Wrought Iron and Crystal Floor Lamps can be found at 1st Dibs, HERE.
Woobia Lamp by ABADOC, HERE.
Ranarp Lamp by IKEA, HERE.
Sand Black & Gold Shaded Arc Floor Lamp by Dooley, HERE.
The Ultimate Night-Light; this lamp functions as a night time light, and a mood-enhancing, color-changing lamp which can be turned 360 degrees to direct the light stream. Available in Black and White: The Lune by Cielux, HERE.
Nickel Skull, Crystal Sconce & Ganesh Sconce, all by Blackman Cruz, HERE.
Art Deco Cast Bronze Sconce by Albert Cheuret, antique, available by ADD Custom Lighting, HERE.
Nuke Lamp by Veneri Design, available, HERE.
Lights for specific purpose can be both interesting and need-based. If you are thinking of installing new fixtures, or are just on the prowl for the right lamp for your living room, reach out HERE!
We at Donna DuFresne Design would love to hear from you!