The Village Blog
New Brand – HAY
We are excited to announce that we are now working with HAY. HAY was founded in 2002 with the ambition to create contemporary furniture and lighting. Their commitment to design and production see them striving to international appeal and creating designs which are accessible to the largest possible audience.
The brand has an eye for modern and sophisticated living and is inspired by the stable structures of architecture and the dynamics of fashion. HAY’s continued vision is to create straightforward, functional and aesthetic design in cooperation with some of the world’s most talented, curious and courageous designers.
Click here to view the HAY collection online!
|Tags:||David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, HAY, Interior Design, New Brand, PC, Sinker, Turn On|
Bellevue – Arne Jacobsen’s greatest achievement
Bellevue, is an iconic designer collection of lighting created in 1928 by the infamous Arne Jacobsen. One of the most admired architects and designers in the world, ahead of his time and a true visionary.
Bellevue was Jacobsen’s first lighting design. It was named after the Bellevue theatre which is one of his earliest accomplishments and it still stands today as a relic of historical value. Picture below.
The Bellevue Lighting collection is recognised by its elegant silhouette, swan like neck and contemporary angular shade.
Designed in the Bauhaus era, Jacobsen took inspiration from the creative arts movement which originated from the iconic German school and created modernist designs/innovations.
The range was expanded to floor, table and wall lights available in contemporary colour finishes.
This timeless design still proves popular even in 2017 and the functionality of this lamp as well as the aesthetic is still highly desirable to modern lifestyles.
|Tags:||Arne Jacobsen, Bellevue, &Tradition|
New Flos Showroom Area
We’ve recently showed you our new Artemide and Anglepoise areas in our showroom and next up is Flos. We have worked hard to create a space which shows off Flos’s wide range of lighting and gives you a real feel of the high quality designs.
Come and visit us at our Sheffield city centre showroom to view the beautiful Flos designs. Our showroom is open Monday to Friday 9.15am - 5pm and on Saturdays from 10am – 4pm.
|Tags:||David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Flos, Flos Lighting, Interior Design, Revamp, Sheffield, Showroom|
New Colours and Designs Added
Among many others, Muuto released their latest designs at the recent Euroluce lighting design exhibition. In addition to new designs Muuto have also added new colours to some of their most loved collections.
Ambit Rail Suspension
The new Ambit Rail suspension is an extension to the well loved Ambit collection. The Ambit Rail is made from three shades which are mounted onto a tube leaving a minimal yet striking impression. Muutos key focus in the design was the fluidity of the lamp thus making all the joints and cables hidden and making the supporting wire incredibly thin.
Click here to view the Ambit Rail suspension!
Muutos new table lamp, Focus, creates an ideal space to place small objects whilst producing a warm pleasing presence. The table lamps small bell-shaped head gives it a subtle yet poetic character and fits perfectly on a windowsill or a on a shelf deserving of special attention.
Click here to view the Focus table!
As well as the new designs Muuto have added new colours to two existing collections. The unfold pendant and the E27 lamp are both now available in nude and olive finishes.
Click here to view the unfold pendant!
Click here to view the E27 Pendant!
View the whole Muuto collection by clicking here!
|Tags:||Ambit Rail, David Village Lighting, E27, Focus Table, Interior Design, Interior Style, Lighting, Muuto, New Colours, New Designs, Unfold|
Anthony Dickens – New designer for Santa & Cole
At Euroluce 2017 we had the pleasure of meeting Anthony Dickens (on right), Santa & Cole’s newest collaborative designer and creator of Tekio. Tekio is a Japanese word meaning adaptation – the term completely encapsulates Dickens unique design which can assume a number of forms.
Dickens has created a lighting system formed of flexible paper structures, these modules are held together with magnets for complete adjustability.
The paper used in this design has been folded to create a strong and malleable material to work with, as well as produce a soft delicate light.
Tekio was inspired by the designer’s trip to Asia back in 2010, seeing the traditional paper lanterns known Chochin as used in everyday life. These Japanese lanterns encapsulate their local cultural heritage and set of skills that have been passed down through generations.
Dickens set out to redesign the Asian lanterns with a contemporary edge and modern LED technology but still paying homage to the radiant glow of the traditional design.
Anthony Dickens is a successful designer which has worked with a number of British brands we are very familiar with:
Origami for Innermost. A collection of angular shaped tables inspired by an oriental design for contemporary living.
Halcyon for Decode London. Statement contemporary lighting designed for functionality and style.
‘Fifty’ for Anglepoise. A homage to the original design in 1932, fixed at 50° this design pays tribute to the friendly and iconic style.
We cannot wait to see more from Anthony Dickens and the response to his new collaboration with Santa & Cole…
|Tags:||Barcelona, design, Euroluce, Euroluce 2017, lighting, Milan, Salone de Mobile, Santa & Cole|
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Celebration, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Easter, Fontana Arte, Interior Design, Kartell, Louis Poulsen, Muuto, Original BTC|
May's issue of Elle Decoration looks at ‘The New Pretty’ and focuses on all things spring. The issue features the big decorating hotlist which is full of ideas and inspiration to brighten up every room in your home this season. Above we show you some of the designs featured in the May issue, click below to view!
|Tags:||Artemide, Bestlite, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Elle Decoration, Flos, Fontana Arte, Interior Design, Kartell, Lampre Gras, Modern interior, Muuto, Oluce, Original BTC, Spring/Summer, &Tradition|
Over the last few days some of the David Village Lighting team have been in Milan exploring Euroluce, seeing the latest designs and timeless classics from some of our favourite brands. The Exhibition is the largest of its kind and below are some of the beautiful stands we saw!
Santa & Cole
|Tags:||Artemide, Arturo Alvarez, Bocci, David Village Lighting, Euroluce, Foscarini, Kartel, Marset, Milan, Moooi, Muuto, Oluce, Santa & Cole|
Euroluce - Salone del Mobile Milan 2017
This week some of our team are in Italy visiting the 29th edition of Euroluce. Spread across 38,000 square metres and with 450 of the best exhibitors from all over the globe, the exhibition is recognised as the global benchmark lighting exhibition. Our team will be exploring the show, seeing all the latest designs from some of our favourite brands.
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as we post live from the biggest lighting design exhibition in the world.
|Tags:||David Village Lighting, Euroluce, Interior Design, Lighting Exhibition, Milan, New Designs|
Featured – New Opal Glass Copenhagen pendant
Designed in 2014 by Space Copenhagen the Copenhagen pendant has a striking design which creates a soft, cosy atmosphere. The Copenhagen pendant is one of &tradition’s most popular designs and this year they have released a new finish to the collection – opal glass.
The soft matt opal glass is combined with darkened brass enhancing the sculptural qualities of the shade and its beautiful poetic manner. The semi-transparent shade gives out a soft ambient light which can suit any room in the home.
Pete Rbungaard Rützou, member of the Space Copenhagen design duo commented “We live in a part of the world where we have long periods with very little light, so it’s in our bones to seek, create and appreciate warm light that glows.”
The opal glass finish is available in both the small (SC6) and medium (SC7) versions. Whether placed alone or in a cluster with white, black or lacquered pastels of the Copenhagen collection the pendant creates a stunning modern statement.
Click here to view the Copenhagen collection!
|Tags:||Copenhagen, David Village Lighting, Interior Lighting, Opal glass, Pendant, Space Copenhagen, &Tradition|
New release – Moooi Perch
“The joy of the Perch Light is in the detail” - designer Umut Yamac
Previewed last year, the longingly anticipated perch collection from Moooi is now available. With Mother Nature as his inspiration and guide Umut Yamac has designed a collection which encaptures the beauty of an exotic bird blissfully perched upon a tree.
Graduating with distinction in design from The Bartlett School of Architecture, Yamac worked for a number of internationally renowned architects and designers before establishing his own practice in 2011. The common thread of his work is the emphasis which is placed on the relationship between the object and the user with the desire to offer different levels of engagement, from the purely functional to the playful and imaginary.
The collection of floor, table, wall and suspension lamps couples together the timeless purity of paper with the beauty of brass detailing. The family is perfect for both home or business interiors with its delicate and refined design. Thanks to a special mechanism, a gentle caress triggers a soft swaying motion, bringing these delicate creatures magically to life. The collections beautifully simple design means you can either fill the room with a forest or pick just one as a precious statement piece.
|Tags:||David Village Lighting, Interior Design, Moooi, New In, Perch, Umut Yamac|
Featured – Bover Fora Collection
Founded in 1996 Bover began when founder Joana Bover sketched a design on a napkin for an architect friend’s project. Now 20 years later, Bover is one of the leading companies in the contemporary lighting sector and has a presence worldwide.
The Fora Collection is one of Bover’s most loved and its beautiful versatile design means it adapts to both indoors and outdoor with it being IP55 rated. The Family includes a table lamp, floor lamp, ceiling and 2 sized pendants.
The Fora shade is made from synthetic wicker, making it highly resistant to weathering while casting a pleasant diffused light from the polythene protective globe. The Shade is available in either light beige with white fixings or brown with brown graphite fixings.
Click here to discover the Fora collection!
|Tags:||Bover, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Exterior, Fora Collection, Interior Design|
Mother’s Day is the perfect time to treat the important female figure in your life. Whether it’s your mother, sister, grandmother or aunty we’ve picked out some beautiful gifts that will be sure to make their day.
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Interior Design, Kartell, Louis Poulsen, Marset, Moooi, Mother's Day, Muuto|
Featured – New Secto Design Teelo Table
The latest release from Secto Design is the beautifully simple yet stylish table lamp Teelo, which is designed by award-winning designer Seppo Koho.
The refined table lamp brings additional sculptural tone to Secto’s lighting collection and highlights the beauty of wood in design. The eye for detail is noted in the joints of the table lamp which gives a sophisticated finish to this timeless design.
Handmade of PEFC certified formpressed birch in Finland by highly skilled craftsmen, the wood provides a soft luminosity creating a beautiful atmosphere in any room.
With clear lines the Teelo is designed to never blind the viewer but to offer a soothing lighting experience.
Click here to view the Secto Teelo Table!
|Tags:||David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Interior Design, New in, Secto, Secto Design, Table, Teelo|
Featured – Marset Discoco
The Marset Discoco is a beautiful design when either on or off. Its complex simplicity provides direct downwards illumination and creates soft shadows which exude from all around the shade.
Both attractive and decorative, the Discoco has been one of Marset’s most popular designs since its release in 2009 with it incorporating a Scandinavian design with a Mediterranean style.
The Marset Discoco collection includes a wall, ceiling and suspension version. Each version is made from a collection of polycarbonate discs in white, black and gold, matt grey or matt beige. The suspension has five sizes with the largest having a 132cm diameter, and the smallest being 35cm in diameter, perfect for over a dinning table or in a living area.
All of the beautiful collection is available on our website, click here to view!
|Tags:||Barcelona, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Discoco, Discs, Interior Design, Lighting, Marset|
Friday the 17th of March sees the annual celebration for St Patrick’s Day. The Irish public holiday has inspired us to think all things green and open up the idea of using the traditional Irish shade in our home décor. Green can often be a daring colour to incorporate into an interior but with the above lights we show you how to add the colour into your space.
|Tags:||Artemide, David Village Lighting, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Green, Interior Design, Kartell, Louis Poulsen, Muuto, Original BTC, St Patrick’s Day, Vibia|
Brand Focus – Resident
Since October of last year we have been working with New Zealand based company, Resident. Their beautiful hand made designs are made to the highest of quality and are distributed worldwide from their Auckland, London and Los Angeles warehouses. Each of their designs is made to add value to space and create a timeless interior.
Below we show you some of Residents most popular designs.
The Hex 500 pedant is an innovative hexagonal shaped light which is constructed from aluminium. This modern design is perfect for the home or office. The Hex contains a high quality warm LED which shines through a recessed prismatic diffuser. The Hex 500 pendant is available in either Black or White. The Hex pendant is also available in a larger size which is available in brass and black.
The Parison glass pendant is created from a mixture of black and clear glass which is mouth blown into shape. Its surface is a fluid gradient from opaque to transparent. The top of the pendant houses the LED lamp which gives out a soft, warm glowing light. The handmade design is perfect for both home or contract use.
The Spar floor takes its inspiration from the mast arrangement of a classic sailing boat. The large cantilevered floor’s simple design relies on a tensioned electrical cable for support. The Spar floor is constructed in spun aluminium and steel with a black finish and available with either a red or black cable.
View the whole Resident collection by clicking here!
|Tags:||Brand Focus, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Hex, Interior Design, Parison, Resident, Spar|
In April’s edition of Elle Decoration they feature their second volume of the Essential Kitchen Guide.
The kitchen is seen as the heart of the home, a vitial room that’s décor can often be forgotten. The Kitchen guide from Elle Decoration gives you inspiration whether you are planning a full renovation or simply updating a few elements.
Below is a collection of lighting which Elle Decoration has picked out to help you create the perfect kitchen.
|Tags:||Bestlite, David Village Lighting, Elle Decoration, Flos, Foscarini, Interior Design, Kitchen, Lampe Gras, Lighting, Muuto, Original BTC|
Preparation for summer...
Spring has returned to warm our skin and brighten our outlook! This is the perfect time to start preparing our garden for summer, allowing us to stay outside longer. Treating your garden like another room of the house will add value to your property and increase your own enjoyment of it.
Lighting is a practical addition to any exterior space as well a beautiful decorative feature. Wall lights, floor standing and table lamps are traditional lighting forms which work very well. There are also recessed spotlights for decking and flooring, spike spotlights to illuminate plants and bollards to light your way.
See our favourite selection from our website:
|Tags:||Bover, Exterior, Flos, Foscarini, Garden, Marset, Oluce, Vibia|
New in from Zero
The new Plane collection from zero includes a floor and two suspension versions.
Transparency, sharpness and simplicity characterises the Plane design with is being made of thin metal wires shaped into a crown.
The collections light source is from a flat light which when turned off is completely transparent. The light spreads a pleasant light half-up and half-down which results in an even illumination, excellent for both residential and commercial environments.
Click here to view the Plane collection!
The new White design by Zero represents light, transparency and accessibility.
The slighting flattened and crinkled sphere paper-like material shade gives vitality and creates a pleasant and even illumination. White is available in three sizes either 280mm, 500mm or 700mm diameter and due to its anti-static surface, dust is avoided making it particularly suitable for public environments. The Zero White suspension can be fitted with an E27 lamp or with a built in LED.
Click here to view the White Collection!
Released this year the new Zero Mist collection includes a ceiling and wall fixture and a suspension version. With Mist, Front design continues its design experimentation with light and shade, hand-blown glass and LED technology. The double globes diffuse the light evenly and the semi transparent outer glass globes providing depth and create an illusion of light glowing through a mist.
The suspension is available in three sizes and the Ceiling and wall version in two. The inner shade is available in opal white, yellow or pink with a built in LED module.
Click here to view the Mist collection or contact us for more details on pricing!
|Tags:||David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Interior Design, Mist, New in, Plane, White, Zero|
April’s edition of Elle Decoration focuses on kitchen interiors and the big 7 decorating trends for spring / summer 2017. The big 7 trend look-book shows you how to mix up on-trend patterns and add colours into your interior with confidence.
Above is some of our lighting which is featured in April’s issue of Elle Decoration.
New Colour – AJ Collection
Louis Poulsen is honouring Arne Jacobsen and celebrating the 60th anniversary of his iconic AJ design by releasing new and dynamic colours to the range. The collection includes a floor, table and wall version.
The 3 piece collection is still available in the original black, white and pale petroleum options but now has 7 new colours. The new colours in the collection consist of dark green, ochre, rust red, midnight blue, aubergine and two grey midtones.
The colours are linked closely to Arne Jacobsen’s universe and have been selected to show of the essence of the lamp.
“The AJ lamps are famous for their sculptural design. The new colour collection consists of both classic and more contemporary tones, which all share the trait of highlighting the design of the AJ lamp itself,” says Idea & Design Director Rasmus Markholt from Louis Poulsen.
The AJ table, floor and wall lamps were designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1957 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen where they were an integral part of the hotels design concept. The AJ lamp has since become a world famous design and one of Arne Jacobsen’s most popular lamps.
“Arne Jacobsen was an aesthete to his fingertips, and it is no accident that he was often given responsibility for the interiors of the buildings he designed – right down to the smallest detail. He originally dreamed of being an artist before choosing to train as an architect, and his artistic talent and courage clearly shine through in both his unique design idiom and his sense of colour. That is why we feel it is in keeping with his spirit to update the AJ lamps with a range of classic and inspirational colours,” adds Rasmus Markholt.
The design for the AJ shade was based on using two geometric shapes; the cylinder for the socket and the cone shade. The lamp directs the light where it's needed making is ideal for use as both a work light and a reading lamp.
Click here to view the new colour collection!
|Tags:||AJ Floor, AJ Table, AJ Wall, Arne Jacobsen, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Iconic AJ, Interior Design, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, New In|
Come Dine With Vibia!
According to Vibia, going out is the new staying in. However, we don’t agree!
Many up-and-coming restaurants, trendy eateries and stylish bars are recreating the cosy calming feel of home. With the best comfort food being served, relaxing environments and casual dining situations, these experiences are inspired by the contentment of home.
By staying in, you can create the ambience you desire for intimate gatherings or bustling dinner parties.
One of the many reasons we dine out is the extraordinary experience we get from a new and unique environment. Recreating the sense of occasion with personalised design at home can transform the way we approach dining, as well as how we treat the everyday rituals.
The right lighting can influence the entire interior design, whether you’re aiming for a minimalist style or a casual inviting space.
Get inspired by Vibia lighting to create a dining/kitchen area worth staying in for!
|Tags:||Design, Designer, Interiors, Lighting, Spain, Vibia|
During our visit to the Stockholm Furniture and Lighting Fair we got the chance to see some of the latest designs from the brands that we work with.
Released late last year the Suspence collection from Light Years is already a popular design of theirs. The inspiration for the design by GamFratesi's was translating a movement into a physical shape. The pendants design is perceived to be uninterrupted with an infinity diffuser at the bottom which prevents glare and creates an elegant diffused light.
Released at the same time was the Suspence Nomad which is designed to be placed on a horizontal surface for example a floor or staircase. Just like a nomad it can be moved from place to place with ease by lifting the silicone handle at the top.
Konkret is a brand new pendant by Orjso which caught everyone attention at the fair. The series puts Orsjo’s constituent material to the test. Despite the pendants name suggesting a much harder material it is made from ash veneer with a black ombre tint and has fine details such its brass studs which attached the leather straps.
“I wanted to challenge the way we use wood as a material for lights and show how the texture of the material can be changed through its design and how this also creates a natural and warm light,” says designer Jonas Edvard.
This year Louis Poulsen has released one new design and has updated 2 of it most popular collections. At their stand in Stockholm they had all three of the latest releases. Shown below are a few designs from the updated PH collection and the new Above pendant. Keep your eyes peeled as we will soon be revealing the second collection to be updated by Louis Poulsen.
Late last year Foscarini along with the Aplomb Large released the Spokes 2 Large pendant and the New Buds collection. The three designs have already proved popular with their simple and modern design. All three work well to be placed either in the home or in a commercial area.
Finnish based lighting company Secto made a simple yet stunning display. The company specialises in hand-made wooden design lighting. Their stand showed two new designs, the new Teelo table and a yet unnamed wall light. The Teelo table has a simple yet stylish design which incorporates a sculptural tone and secto’s signature clean lines.
The new wall was designed in response to the clear demand for a light which is not suspended but fixed. The design brings a new character to ceiling and wall fixtures where wood is not a material commonly used.
Hay *Coming soon*
Brokis *Coming soon*
|Tags:||Above, Brokis, David Village Lighting, Designer lighting, Foscarini, Hay, Interior design, Konkret, Lighting design, Light Years, Louis Poulsen, New releases, Orsjo, Secto, Stockholm, Suspence|
Foscarini at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2017
Last year at Stockholm’s biggest design event Foscarini were honoured with the ‘Best Stand: editor’s choice’ award. It was easy to see why the iconic Italian brand won the award in 2016 from the astounding amount of effort and creativity which went into their display. A tunnel was created to immerse people into the wonderful world of Foscarini design, featuring new styles and classic best sellers.
Since Foscarini’s impressive presentation last year we could see that this year brands stepped up their game to produce innovative and effective display stands.
Once again, as soon as you walked into Hall B of the 2017 Stockholm Furniture & Lighting Fair, Foscarini did not fail to capture everyone’s attention.
Six layers of sheer fabric acted almost as a dreamy tent, beckoning you to come inside and discover the stunning illuminations within. Walking down the central archway, Foscarini created a set which you could interact with. The flowing fabric partially concealed the products but encouraged you to discover them.
See for yourself in our video how captivating Foscarini’s 2017 display is.
On the 11th of Febaury the David Village Lighting team headed to Sweden to explore the Stockholm Furniture and Lighting Fair 2017 . Whilst there we saw the lastest designs by some of the brands we work with, helping us to learn more about their new products.
Below is a photo diary featuring the brands we saw and their beautiful displays.
|Tags:||Anglepoise, David Village Lighting, Fabbian, Foscarini, Gubi, Hay, Interior Design, Lampe Gras, Lighting, Light Years, Louis Poulsen, Luceplan, Marset, Muuto, New designs, Orsjo, Secto, Stockholm, Stockholm Furniture and lighting Fair, Sweden|
New brand available – Le Klint
We are excited to announce that Le Klint lighting is now available to buy online. The Danish based company began in the early 20th century when a hand pleated lamp shade was made to fit a lamp, both designed by architect and master of engineering, Jensen-Klint.
Klint’s family and friends worked hard to help him refine the new shade and in return they each received one as a gift from him.
In 1943 the brand Le Klint was made official and was led by Tage Klint. The brand is known throughout the world for its unique craftsmanship and has been awarded many honours over the years.
Their range is constantly being developed and modernized inline with the latest technology available.
Below is a collection of our favourite designs by Le Klint!
We already have some of their designs online and will be adding more from the collection over the next few days. Click here to view the range!
|Tags:||All In Table, Cache Table, Carronade Pendant, David Village Lighting, Denmark, Heart Pendant, Interior Design, Jensen-Klint, Le Klint, Lighting, New Brand, Snowdrop Pendant, Swirl Pendant, Swirl Table|
|Tags:||Anglepoise, David Village Lighting, Flos, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Interior Design, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Red, Valentines Day|
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, David Village Lighting, Facebook, Flos, Instagram, Interior Design, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Secto, Stockholm, Stockholm Furniture Fair, Sweden, Twitter, Wastberg|
New In – Margaret Howell Type 75 Table Seagrass
Late last year we told you all about the new collaboration between Anglepoise and Margaret Howell and the last finish of the trio, Seagrass, is now available.
The collection now has three finishes; Seagrass, Orche Yellow and Saxon Blue which were chosen by Margaret Howell to be able to be used both in the home and office. The design remains the same as the original with a brushed aluminium finish and chrome plated fittings.
Click here to view the Anglepoise Margaret Howell Type 75 collection!
|Tags:||Anglepoise, David Village Lighting, Interior Design, Lighting, Lighting Design, Margaret Howell, Seagrass, Type 75|