The Lighting design industry has officially stepped out from under the shadow of COVID and designers have been introducing new collections at an incredible pace. While we were all experiencing a new appreciation for nature, lighting designers were using it for inspiration.
British/Italian duo Giopato & Coombes drew inspiration from the plum blossoms found in Korean spring and created the Maehwa collection. Each piece in the collection uses a mix of opal white, pale pink or smokey grey glass to create a delicate balance of blossoms clustered on brass branches. Available in a selection of chandeliers, pendants and surface mounts, Each piece will create a an elegant statement in any traditional or contemporary space.
Moving in the opposite direction, John Pomp’s Drift Lighting System gives a feeling of a floating solid structure floating. ‘Clustered groupings create a monolithic floating volume of light drifting in space’. Hand sculpted metal holds hand-blown layered crystal, each of which appears organically formed, shining with iridescent light.
Collaborations have given us the opportunity to see new points of view across several of our collections this past year. Roll & Hill, known for its work with legendary lighting designers has branched out to working with successful interior designer Jessica Helgerson, who drew from her childhood experiences growing up in France and the USA, Rue Sala and Del Playa collections are nods to both.
Canadian furniture and lighting maker, Gabriel-Scott has worked with a handful of interior designers and architects to create new versions of one of their most successful collections, aptly titled ‘Welles Reimagined’. Alessendro Munge, David Rockwell, Guan Lee, Kelly Hoppen, Michelle Gerson and Sybille de Margerie have all used their own inspiration to design new variations of the Welles collection.