The Village Blog
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|
In March’s issue of Elle Decoration Editor Michelle Ogundehin discusses the idea of grey being the new neutral. Over the last few years neutrals have turned their connotations from boring dull shades to now express high end style. In the mist of that, grey is also now going against the ideas of being an old age, cold colour and is now one which is seen to easily fit into your interior giving you a step up from whites and neutrals.
|Tags:||Artemide, Beslite, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Elle Decoration, Flos, Foscarini, Grey, Gubi, Interior Design, Lampe Gras, Lighting, Light Years, Louis Poulsen, Neutral, oluce, &traditon|
New Louis Poulsen Designs for 2017
We are excited to announce that Louis Poulsen has released their newest designs. The lighting manufacturer, founded in 1874 has released one new design and added new finishes for two of its most popular designs.
“I have designed a lamp that embodies my mantra: how simple do you dare to design? I would rather remove than add and I always encourage myself to go as simple as possible" says Mads Odgård.
The new design that Louis Poulsen introduces is the Above pendant by Danish designer Mads Odgård.
The Above pendant features a graphic triangle with and arch-shaped opening at the top revealing the cord. The Above creates a downward light and a discreet upward light, resulting in a subdued and pleasant ambience. The beautiful detail of the open top, to which its name refers, conceals the light source to provide the pendant with an ingenious and functional aspect.
Above is manufactured in Denmark and crafted in aluminium with a matt, painted finish. The pendant is available in four sizes and two colours.
PH Collection with Black Metallised Brass
The New Year brings not only new designs but new finishes. Louis Poulsen introduces seven new chrome and black metallised designs to the PH Glass family.
The industrial look of the dark metallised surface offers a bold yet understated look while the mouth-blown opal glass shade soften the overall look of the lamp. The three-layer opal glass, which is glossy on the top and sandblasted matt underneath, provides a soft and uniform light distribution.
The PH collection was first introduced in 1926 with the PH 2/1. The model numbers refer to the shade size and each top shade has a corresponding set of middle and lower shades.
In the original models the 2/2 top shade has a width of 20cm but uses lower shades from the 1/1 model to give it a dynamic outline. Later in 1928 the PH 3½-2½ was designed which is one of many advanced projects undertaken by Poul Henningsen in the development of his world-famous three shade system.
Click here to view the Louis Poulsen range and keep your eyes peeled as next month we revel which other classic design has beautiful new finishes.
|Tags:||Above, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Interior Design, Louis Poulsen, Mads Odgård, New Designs|
Best of the year – Vibia Flamingo
Barcelona based lighting design company, Vibia, celebrate as they receive a Best of the Year Award for their pendant, Flamingo.
Revealed in December the award is the third in one a row that Vibia has received.
“As we strive to design the right products for the most dynamic creators and users of interior spaces, it is truly moving to be honoured with a third consecutive Best of Year award from Interior Design”.
The Flamingo was created by designer Antoni Arola for Vibia. The pendant collection provides an ambient light through a thermoplastic translucent diffuser which perform like a spot light thanks to it LED light source.
The Flamingo collection combines an impacting aesthetic with functional design. The Flamingo lamp is available in a variety of models as part of the same concept.
View the Flamingo collection online by clicking here!
|Tags:||Antoni Arola, Best of the Year Award, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Flamingo Pendant, Interior Design, Vibia|
Showroom Window Re-vamp
We recently revealed the brand new Artemide area in our showroom and next on the list is Anglepoise. In the many years that we have been an Anglepoise retailer it has been one of our most loved. The British brand focuses on sleek, stylish and practical, energy-efficient task lamps which are in keeping with the iconic spring design.
The showroom display has a range of table and floor lamps including the Original 1227 Brass Desk Lamp in Elephant Grey, the Type 75 Table Lamp in Brushed Aluminium and the Original 1227 Mini Desk Lamp in Linen White.
Below we’ve put together some of our favourite Anglepoise designs!
To view the whole Anglepoise range click here!
|Tags:||Anglepoise, David Village Lighting, Design, Designer Lighting, Original 1227, Showroom, Type 1228, Type 75|
Arturo Alvarez’s Ballet Collection wins Best of the Year!
Last year was a great year for Arturo Alvarez as it won the Best of the Year Award for its Ballet Chandelier Collection. The Ballet composition was the winner of the category, Lighting Chandeliers, which was revealed during the award ceremony attended by the Arturo Alvarez team.
The awards are organised by Interior Magazine, a global reference in the industry, these awards recognise the most significant designs of the year.
Arturo Alvarez have shared their happiness regarding receiving the award stating “It’s a great satisfaction that our chandelier, designed by Héctor Serrano and made based on the experimentation with Simetech, a material registered by arturo alvarez, has been chosen as the best of the year, something that strengthens our trust in the innovation and the development and use of new materials”.
Ballet is a collection of pendants that arises from the experimentation with Simetech. The material allows forms to be created from the overlap and joints of their vertices, leaving freedom in the flexibility of the material. The result is a fluid shape which changes depending on the point of view.
Plie, Relevé, Elancé ... a constant dance of light and shadows.
To view the Ballet collection click here!
|Tags:||Arturo Alvarez, Ballet, Best of the Year Award, David Village Lighting, Interior Design, Interior Magazine, Lighting|
This month’s edition of Livingetc looks at ways to max your space and shows off the latest design trends which are set to make a big impact in 2017. Above we’ve picked out our brands designs which are featured in the issue.
Click on the link below to view!
|Tags:||David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Featured, Flos, Interior Design, Kartell, Lampe Gras, Light Years, Living etc, Original BTC, Trends|
Over the Christmas period we were busy installing some of the latest designs. One brand area that we gave a complete re-vamp was Artemide.
The area now features a large wall display along with a range of suspension, table and floor lamps.
All the featured designs are fitted with the latest LED technology giving the best possible light source for your interior.
Over the next few months we will be adding all the latest designs to our showroom and will be updating you on the progress through our social media.
Below are some of favourite new designs which we have added to the area!
|Tags:||Artemide, Castore, Cholorphilia, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Empatia, Interior Design, Meterorite, Microsurf, Pirce, Revamp, Showroom, Talo, Tolomeo|
February’s issues of Icon magazine is out as ever it’s packed full of exciting new designs and gripping articles about the design industry. The issue includes a range of articles including a crime against design and an interview with design duo Studio Swine.
Click below to view the featured designs!
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Flos, Foscarini, Icon Magazine, Interior Design, Studio Swine|
Each year the highly influential Pantone announce their colour of the year, creating a knock-on effect on trends amongst designers and creatives in a wide range of industries. 2017 it is the year of Greenery a stunning true green colour that is refreshing as well as stylish, bringing a welcome pop of colour to homes, clothing and much more! We celebrate the beauty of green with our top picks for lighting and furniture.
From left to right:
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Fabbian, Foscarini, Gubi, Kartell, Louis Poulsen, Muuto|
Featured – Foscarini Birdie
The Birdie collection by Foscarini is a family of lamps which is inspired by the poetic image of a bird on a branch.
Although they are all recognisably part of the birdie collection, each version of the birdie lamp is a design in its own right. The collection includes suspension, wall, floor and table options and is available in White, Grey, Amaranth or Orange.
The Birdie wall model expands the possibility of creating combination of the various versions. It’s subtle design and natural inspiration allows the wall version to blend in easily with the most unlikely of settings creating a different looks for each space.
The Birdie suspension is suspended in the air with its straightforward and harmonious diffuser. Multiple suspension versions are also available. With either 3,6 or 9 shades the suspension has the same number of white finish arms which act almost like branches of a tree to support the diffusers. Thanks to the additional cable set, the Birdie pendant can be made to suit your room whatever the ceiling height and is available in a ceiling version should no drop be required.
The Birdie table has a slim stem which represent the trunk of a tree. The shade is a reinterpretation of the classic reading lamp while the branch beckons your touch, turning it on or off. These elements work together to give life to a friendly lamp which combines a smooth and familiar structure with a bold character. The Birdie come in two sizes ensuring whether placed in the living room, on a desk or on a bedside table the lamp fits in naturally in the space and add a stylish touch to everyday life.
The Birdie floor has a similar design to the table with a long slim stem and a classic shade with a branch like detail. The Birdie floor stands at 150cm and is perfect to be used to light a area for example where you sew or read.
View the collection by clicking here!
|Tags:||Birdie, Branch, Combination, Designer Lighting, Floor, Foscarini, Lighting, Suspension, Table, Wall|
As we head into a new year we take a look at some of our favourite design of 2016. Throughout the last year there have been many releases which have set new trends and created new ways to let you show your individuality through your interior. To celebrate 2016 and all of its beautiful lighting, above we’ve put together our 10 favourites of the last year.
Click on each of the links below to view the products!
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, David Village Lighting, Exterior Design, Favourites, Flos, Foscarini, Interior Design, Kartell, Lighting, Light Years, Louis Poulsen, Moooi, New In, Wastberg|
We’ve been busy adding lots of new products online and top of the list was Astro. Their newest collection is in keeping with their stylish, affordable and durable designs. Four of our favourites are pictured above, the Ascoli floor, the Edge Reader Wall, the Goya Wall and the Thurso outdoor oval.
View more of the new arrivals by clicking here!
|Tags:||Ascoli, Astro, Edge Reader, Exterior Lighting, Goya, Interior Lighting, Lighting, New In, Thurso|