Lighting Designs That Double As Statement Art Pieces => The days when the only way to make a statement in your interiors through lighting designs, where using a formal crystal chandelier, are thankfully long gone. The world’s best designers are increasingly using light fixtures as the central artistic piece of the room.
While several designs find inspiration in nature, be it clouds or branches, numerous styles are purely geometric and abstract. Some lighting designs work in synergy with a space’s architecture, and others create a striking visual moment in a room otherwise lacking a focal point. No matter the size or shape, lighting designs suspended in midair possess a rare, gravity-defying quality and lure the eye upward.
Fashion designer Pamella Roland’s Chicago townhouse was conceived by Wheeler Kearns Architects and Kadlec Architecture + Design. In the living room, a swirling bronze light design by Frederik Molenschot provides a spectacular counterpoint to the graphite drawings by Allan McCollum installed above the 18-foot custom-made Luteca sofa.
Like a savage beauty, The McQueen Globe Suspension is a masterpiece that evokes a powerful aesthetic, a sublime feeling. It’s perfect to use as a single item or in harmony with more than one element in the same area. Its lush presentation gained inspiration from Alexander McQueen creations and in each leaf is forging its identity in brass and gold plated finishes, giving a set of rhythmic, luminous branches that end up with the touch of beautiful Swarovski crystals.
Steven Gambrel designed this palatial Greenwich Village home with frequent collaborator Henry Jessup, who was the project architect. In the breakfast area, a Pietro Chiesa chandelier for Fontana Arte dazzles above a Blackman Cruz table and S. R. Gambrel chairs; a Walton Ford lion painting surmounts a 1960s Paul Evans credenza.
Supernova Chandelier was born from the cataclysmic explosion of a massive star. The instant of a bright starburst that was suspended into fascinating lighting design. Supernovas can briefly outshine entire galaxies and radiate more energy than our sun will in its entire lifetime. The suspended brass particles of Supernova Chandelier will offer you a timeless, brightest and magnificent setting.
Designer Alvise Orsini crafted this stunning Paris penthouse for collector Chad Leat. A splashy Jean-Michel Othoniel chandelier hangs above the dining area’s red-lacquered table and Poul Kjærholm chairs.
Amy Lau designed this vibrant Hamptons retreat for collector Clarissa Bronfman and her family. Her husband, Edgar Bronfman Jr., pushed for the pink wall color (Benjamin Moore’s Blushing Bride), which serves as a jubilant backdrop for Hsiao-Chi Tsai and Kimiya Yoshikawa’s Blooming Spark I hanging light in the dining room. Works by Hiroshi Sugimoto flank a piece by Julio Le Parc.
Newton Suspension lamp is a handcrafted piece that has something unique about it. Newton Lamp is a monumental piece that authenticates Boca do Lobo designers and artisans’ work.
Architect Steve Giannetti and Anna Busta of Busta Studio designed this modern home in La Quinta, near Palm Springs. Busta installed an Alison Berger lighting design over the red-lacquered Liaigre table and chairs opposite a seating area where a Holly Hunt sofa and chairs surround a Liaigre cocktail table.