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Milan Design Week - Trends
Glass and light harmonise perfectly! It’s easy to understand why this transparent material is back in the limelight this year. Available in array of colours and forms, lights with glass create enchanting light effects and give each room a unique touch. It’s all about pulling out all the stops in the name of stylish light ambience.
And the light bulb? Of course, it’s visible – often in the form of an incandescent bulb for a retro touch. Retro isn’t for you? Then take a step away from tradition – LED technology makes it possible!
Trend Material Glass – Get inspired
Variations on form are also in focus this year: designers are artistically combining whole bunches of light bulbs to create some quite unique lights. A colourful collection in the form of an illuminated bouquet? Why not! From arrangements of delicate glass droplets to sweepingly curved tubes with countless light outlets –and even lights that appear to be sculptures on their own– there’s a little bit of everything this year.
An exquisitely detailed lighting element exudes a special charm, whether it’s a wild creation made up of twisting, bundled wires and filaments or an entire tree adorned with swarms of gently glowing butterflies. All these delicate and playful elements are made possible thanks to modern LED technology.
Creative Form Variations – Get inspired
“Back to nature” is the phrase this year in everything interior design. Bamboo, wood and rattan are some of the most popular materials, as well as paper, felt and cork. These materials are sourced from renewable resources and raw materials, making them a smart design element in more ways than one.
Lights of wood, cork and the like easily combine with styles such as Boho, Scandi and Vintage or Cottage settings. One thing is for sure here, if you’re looking for a homey, soothing lighting experience, natural materials are the way to go. In the glow of a warm white light, natural fibres are sure to create a comforting and calm atmosphere.
Purely Nature – Get inspired
As part of a combination – or solo:
BRASS & Co.
Lights of brass and marble are the epitome of ‘Design’ this year. Either as a smart combination or on their own, these simple but attractive materials are a lighting must-have. Brass, along with gold and copper, headlines the current metallic trend. If you’re a fan of warmer tones, then this is the trend for you, as metallic-toned metals in combination with light give off an optical warmth.
Marble, on the other hand, is a stylish contrast with its cool elegance. Lights of Marble, Brass & Co. look fantastic when combined with many different interior styles – from contemporary to vintage, and design to rustic..