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Fantastic Lights

Lately, I’m seeing wood in a whole new light — literally. designers from Toronto to London to Horní Dubenky in the Czech Republic are making striking table as well as pendant lights that pair warm wood with shapely glass shades, colourful cords, radiant LED bulbs as well as all the clever details that make style fanatics smile.

Brokis was established in Horní Dubenky by a group of illumination designers thinking about making handmade contemporary fixtures. The shadow collection of pendant lights is their updated handle traditional French atelier lights. The wooden neck hides the LED light source as well as is available in natural or stained-black oak. purchasers can likewise select the shade shape, cord colour (white, yellow, red, grey or black) as well as their favored shade of glass: smokey grey, brown as well as black, opaque black as well as white.

And while I sometimes feel guilty buying a muffin for breakfast (it’s cake! It seems healthy, however it’s truly cake!), I’d happily enjoy Brokis’ Muffins lamps every day. The waxed oak base can been integrated with glass in a range of tints, from warm amber to quite purple, as well as cloth-covered cables in white, red, grey as well as black.

In Brooklyn, new York, Ryden Rizzo of Allied maker handcrafts whatever that comes out of his Sea Cliff studio. He selects the wood he utilizes to make his lights by thinking about the grain, colour as well as sustainability of the timber, as well as packs whatever for shipping in recycled as well as biodegradable materials. Nice. His no-frills mini Lamp (left) is dimmable as well as perfect for little spaces. The hanging wood Socket Lamp (right) dangles from a cotton cord as well as has a hand-turned flamed maple socket. Toronto-based Oliver Yaphe offers both lights. 

Also out of Toronto, world’s cutest couple John as well as Arounna of Bookhou are showing these lights in the window of their delightful Dundas St. West shop. The lights are early prototypes, however more are in the works. John, who was influenced by the scientific look of products under bell jars spotted years back in the British Museum, states he wishes to make different sizes that can be stylishly grouped together or displayed on their own. The lights, which retail for $250, are really a collaboration: while John made the turned the wood bases. “I bought a lathe as well as figured I had to do something with it,” he says. The bell jars are blown by glass artist Nick Chase, who works out of Harbourfront Centre, as well as is featured in the October 2013 problem of home & Home.

Perhaps London, U.K.-based Vitamin was likewise influenced when it designed the Cloak pendant Lamp. The light’s wood ball is available in walnut or oak as well as hides LED lights that emit a soft glow. With bright summertime days on the wane, that seems about perfect.

See more striking examples of statement illumination in our picture gallery.

Photo Credits:1-3. Brokis4-5. Allied Maker6. Bookhou7. Vitamin

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