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19 February 2019 Permalink

Most wanted of 2018.


At David Village Lighting we love to see what trends are forming and how it influences our customer’s purchases. Looking back through 2018, we can see clear favourites from our brand’s collections. We thought you might be interested in finding out the most desirable designs from the past year.


Flos 2097 suspension:


Flos 2097


Designed by Gino Sarfatti for Flos, in 1958.


Inspired by traditional chandeliers comprising of a central structure with multiple arms, Sarfatti applied his modern thinking to create the ever-popular 2097. The exposed electrical cables give an industrial feel. Combined with a polished chrome or brass finish, the overall effect is contemporary and stylish.


Kartell Masters Chairs:


Kartell Masters by Philippe Stark


Designed by Philippe Stark with Eugeni Quitllet for Kartell, in 2010.


Three design icons were re-imagined and re-interpreted by the creative mind of Stark to create one truly unique ‘Masters’ chair. This design pays tribute to the Series 7 chair by Arne Jacobsen, Tulip Armchair by Eero Saarinen and the Eiffel chair by Charles Eames.  


Artemide Dioscuri:


Artemide Dioscuri


Designed by Michele de Lucchi for Artemide, in 1999.


A stunning piece of Italian design and craftsmanship by the iconic De Lucchi, a stylish but highly versatile lighting feature. The acid etched blown glass emits a soft diffused glow, available in 4 sizes allows for cluster installations or simple but effective illumination.


Anglepoise Original 1227 Mini wall light:


Anglepoise Original 1227 Mini Wall lamp


An extension to the Anglepoise Original 1227 family released in 2015.


Originally created by George Carwardine in 1935, the mini collection has been scaled down by a third. The Mini range has seen such popularity through its versatility, subtle and stylish aesthetic. The Mini wall light, in particular, has been a best seller since its release offering task lighting but with a playful twist.


We look forward to seeing what 2019 holds, a range of new creative designs from existing brands and new collections to be discovered.


David Village Lighting


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Tags: 2018, Anglepoise, Artemide, Best sellers, designer lighting, Flos, interior design, Kartell, lighting

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20 April 2017 Permalink

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 Anthony Dickens – New designer for Santa & Cole 


Santa and Cole Anthony Dickens


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.


Santa and Cole Anthony Dickens


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.


Santa and Cole Anthony Dickens Tekio


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:


Innermost Origami


Origami for Innermost. A collection of angular shaped tables inspired by an oriental design for contemporary living.


Decode Halcyon


Halcyon for Decode London. Statement contemporary lighting designed for functionality and style.


Anglepoise Fifty


‘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…


Santa and Cole Anthony Dickens Euroluce


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Tags: Barcelona, design, Euroluce, Euroluce 2017, lighting, Milan, Salone de Mobile, Santa & Cole

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Stylish new Cirque by Louis Poulsen

12 May 2016 Permalink

Louis Poulsen Cirque


Highly anticipated and sought after Cirque suspensions by Louis Poulsen are available from May 15th. This new release by designer Clara von Zweigbergk is a playful interpretation of the Tivoli fair ground in Copenhagen. After Louis Poulsen gave Zweigbergk the brief of a fun and stylish lighting design, her visit to Tivoli gardens became her central inspiration.


Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen


The fair ground is a place full of colour, balloon rides, domes and unique shapes to inspire any visitor. The spinning movement of rides and attractions was very intriguing to Clara von Zweigbergk, the amalgamation of colours and playful movement became part of the Cirque’s design.


Louis Poulsen Cirque


Cirque is skilfully made from one piece of metal, with precise, clean angles to create a seamless high quality finish. The shade is available in three sizes and three colour combinations, allowing complete creativity in their display. This light is stylish, affordable and enables people to have a piece of Poulsen in their home.


Louis Poulsen Cirque


Available to order on Sunday 15th May, keep your eyes peeled…


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Tags: Cirque, Clara von Zweigbergk, Copenhagen, Design, lighting, Louis Poulsen, Scandinavian, Tivoli gardens

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Louis Poulsen PH5

18 March 2016 Permalink

For a limited time only, we are discounting the iconic PH5 suspension in white. This offer is only availble until April 23rd! Hurry...before time runs out!


Louis Poulsen PH5 Suspension


Designed by Poul Henningsen in 1958, the PH5 has become a well loved and universally recognised interior design feature. The suspension light came about originally to facilitate the use of any kind of light bulb, this was at a time when manufacturers would frequently change the size and shape of their light bulbs. Forcing design houses to adapt their styles to fit the ever changing incandescent lamp. Henningsen with his radical opinions created a light that didn’t have to change.


“For a generation I have believed that consideration for the consumer and common sense would prevail, but now I have become a fatalist. I have accepted fate, and with Louis Poulsen´s permission I have designed a PH fixture which can be used with any kind of light source, Christmas lights and 100 W metal-filament bulbs!”


Henningsen created the PH5 with the consumer in mind. The iconic shades were angled to prevent glare from any viewpoint. Small red and blue shades were inserted within to subdue the bright light, the colours were cleverly chosen because our eyes are least sensitive to these on the colour spectrum.


Since 1958 the PH5 family has grown. Louis Poulsen then added five new glossy colours on its 50th anniversary and renamed it the PH50. Four more matt colours were introduced to PH5, as of 2013.


The PH5 is one of the best selling items by Louis Poulsen, widely used in domestic and commercial interior design schemes. Its iconic design has made it the feature light of choice amongst designers and enthusiasts alike.





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Tags: decor, design, Iconic, interiors, lighting, Louis Poulsen, PH5

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15% Flos Discount Ends Today !!!

16 October 2015 Permalink

Starting Monday 19th October we have a special 15% discount across all Flos products on our website! This offer is available until November 2nd. Use this unmissable opportunity to style your home/office/work space or even stock up on gifts for Christmas!


Here are some of our best sellers to inspire you:


Flos Aim Suspension Flos Miss K table lamp


Flos Smithfield suspension Flos IC table lamp


Flos Globall Suspension Flos Spun Floor lamp


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Tags: design, discount, Flos, Globall, interiors, lighting, Miss K, sale, Smithfield

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The very latest from Artemide

12 October 2015 Permalink

New collections are now available from Artemide on our website, some of which were presented at events such as Euroluce and Clerkenwell Design Week. Table lamp ‘Le Petite’ is an architectural lamp with the shade balancing at a curious angle on a tilted stem, a re-imagined design of the traditional table lamp.


Artemide La Petite table lamp


Artemide La Petite gift box


This design is available in three colours: white, black and red/white, it is currently on special offer for Christmas. Each lamp also comes with its own presentation box for this limited time only!


Artemide Meteorite collection


New additions to the Meteorite family, joining the current sizes: 15 and 35. There is now a larger 48 size available as a table lamp, suspension or ceiling/wall light.


Artemide Vigo collection


Artemide Vigo Wall and Suspension is now available, taking inspiration from the classical conical shape but creating aesthetic contrast by using two cones of glass. The outer cone makes an invisible shade effect, the second directs and diffuses the light.


Artemide Fiamma collection


A new collection called Fiamma is a lighting element designed to industry standard, but the aesthetics were intended for an everyday environment such as home or offices. The collection is available in aluminium or black, consisting of a table lamp, wall lamp, floor lamp and suspension light.


Artemide Unterlinden Suspension


Unterlinden is a low cost energy efficient LED light source, with a polished aluminium interior to reflect the light successfully from the concentrated lens. The shade has a textured antique appearance available in aluminium or brass, creating a glamorous old fashioned style. 


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Tags: Artemide, christmas, Fiamma, interior design, La Petite, lighting, Meteorite, NEW, Unterlinden, Vigo

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Axo Fedora Collection – Chrome

7 October 2015 Permalink

Axo Light Fedora has been a very popular product since its release, after a lot of intrigue was created at Euroluce Milan earlier in the year. Russian Designer Dima Loginoff took inspiration from the traditional icon of her country, the Russian doll. The humble, handmade looking trinkets were re-imagined by Loginoff to create a luxury and stylish finish, with shiny metallic finish and decorative glass trim.


Axo Fedora Chrome


The range is available in a variation of designs 3, 6, 12 drop clusters, 7 drop in linear formation and the single pendant. On its release the Fedora was available in bronze and rose gold, but now there is a new addition of chrome. This cool tone metallic shade is a new option for the fedora range, giving more choice to interior colour schemes.


Axo Fedora Chrome


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Tags: Axo Fedora, AXO Light, design, Fedora, lighting, Metallic, Russian Dolls

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Tom Dixon Wingback Chairs

24 August 2015 Permalink

Tom Dixon reinvents a 17th century English archetype, the Wingback chair. It has been given an update to suit the 21st century, ergonomics have been tweaked to achieve ultimate comfort and a ‘rakish’ silhouette for an up to date styling.


Tom Dixon Wingback chairs


This new collection of chairs is made from a high quality fabric called Kvadrat, with their wide range of colours and finishes customers can create a unique chair to suit their surroundings. There are also two preset colours chosen by Tom Dixon – classic black and blue, with option of black or copper legs. The promotion of these stunning chairs has made the blue/copper legs combination an iconic look for the reinvented chair.


Tom Dixon Wingback Chairs colours


There is also a set of Dinning chairs included in the new collection, inspired by the familiar early modern British designs. That theme of slight extravagance, the look of wealth and luxury are conveyed by these lavish seats. Though these designs are entirely functional in their ability to provide comfort, which can be important when entertaining.


Tom Dixon Wingback Dinning chairs


Discover this new and exciting range online now!


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Tags: chair, classic, copper, design, furniture, lighting, Tom Dixon., Wingback

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Elle Decoration UK September Features

11 August 2015 Permalink

Elle Decoration lighting home features


Another month…another Elle Decoration magazine, featuring stunning lighting and furniture available on our website. September’s issue saw smart shopping tips, new trends and dream modern interiors. A theme of oceanic blue shades dressed the walls of Elle décor’s homes, which meant monochromatic details from the lighting and furnishing within. Here are six most wanted items featured this month:


1 – Flos Arco floor lamp
2 – Vibia Puck wall lights
3 – Moooi Carbon chair
4 – Flos Snoopy table lamp
5 – Lightyears Caravaggio P1 suspension
6 – Flos Spun floor lamp


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Tags: Elle Decor, Elle Decoration UK, Flos, interiors, lighting, Light Years, Moooi, Vibia

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New from Flos – Copycat

4 August 2015 Permalink

Copycat – Two orbs touching, the smaller residing in the shadows behind the other like a copycat. The idea behind Michael Anastassiades newest addition to his Flos collaboration, mimicking orbs but the smallest covered in a precious metallic finish while the other is much larger in size.


Flos Copycat


Made from blown opal diffused glass, the table lamp creates a very soft glow for a relaxing effect. A touch of luxury added with the metal orb coated in a section of finishes: copper, polished aluminium, black nickel and 24 carat gold.


Flos copycat Michael Anastassiades


Michael Anastassiades is known for his best selling IC collection, the metallic theme continues with Copycat as does the contemporary design which has proved to be very popular.


Flos Copycat


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Tags: Copycat, design, Flos, lamp, lighting, metallic, table

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Design Icon - Artemide Tolomeo

22 July 2015 Permalink

The Artemide Tolomeo is a widely recognisable design created in 1986 by designers Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina. It was awarded the prestigious Compasso d’Oro (golden compass) in 1989, this is a rare achievement as only 20 have been given out since its introduction in 1954.


Michele de lucchi


Giancarlo Fassina


The first design created in this widely ranged collection was the Tolomeo table lamp. It was designed to oppose the Memphis movement which was extremely popular at the time. The Memphis style was highly embellished and garish to some, so the Tolomeo was stripped back and re-invented concentrating on user’s needs. Which is why this lamp became such a well used light amongst creatives, it’s focused lighting and adjustable body / head makes it the perfect working companion. Artemide’s philosophy is ‘The human Light’, referring to their objective to re-design lighting to improve quality of life by illuminating spaces to the requirement of the people.


Artemide Tolomeo


Almost three decades later and the Tolomeo lamp, as well as its entire range has become hugely popular. The lamp is a standard within many creative studios and offices, they also now feature heavily in magazines as they are now a design classic loved by many stylists. Because of these design enthusiasts, the Tolomeo range has made its way into the home working harmoniously with domestic interiors.


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Classic & stylish addition in the living room:


Artemide Tolomeo mega Artemide tolomeo blackParete version seems to be a favourite in the bedroom:


Artemide tolomeo parete Artemide tolomeo parete


The iconic table lamp is still light of choice for desks:


Artemide tolomeo table lamp Artemide tolomeo table lamp


Now also available in LED version:


Artemide tolomeo table lamp LED


You can even put a Tolomeo in your garden! There is nowhere this lamp wont look good!


Artemide Tolomeo XXL outdoor


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Tags: Artemide, design, Giancarlo Fassina, icon, Lamp, lighting, Michele De Lucchi, Tolomeo LED

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Best sellers this month!

11 May 2015 Permalink

Popular lights this month Flos, Tom Dixon, Kartell, Artemide, Moooi


We are starting a new series on the blog showcasing the best sellers for each month, giving customers a view of what’s on trend and which are constant favourites. For the month of April we have seen pale washes of colour or white which match the spring time theme, metallic hints are still popular in brands such as Tom Dixon, Artemide and Flos – a trend seemingly here to stay!


1.      Kartell E’ Wall Lamp    2.      Kartell Bourgie Table Lamp


3.      Kartell Fly Suspension    4.      Flos IC High Table Lamp


5.      Tom Dixon Copper Shade 45 Suspension    6.      Kartell Masters Chair


7.      Flos K-tribe S3 Suspension    8.      Artemide Tolomeo Parete Wall Lamp


9.      Artemide Talo Wall Light    10.   Moooi Random 50 Suspension


 


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Tags: April, Artemide, Flos, furniture, Kartell, lighting, Moooi, popular, Tom Dixon., Trends

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Flos – A Look into Euroluce 2015

6 May 2015 Permalink

Flos Euroluce 2015 new


Flos created a beautifully presented display at Euroluce Milan 2015, here is an exclusive look into Flos’ official images from the event by photographer Santi Caleca. Display featured the Tracking magnets and Moonline recess from the professional range, Kelvin table lamp and many new lighting products new to the consumer collection. We can't wait to see more!


Flos Euroluce 2015 new


Flos Euroluce 2015 new


Flos Euroluce 2015 new


Flos Euroluce 2015 new outdoor


Flos Euroluce 2015 new


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Tags: 2015, decoration, design, Euroluce, exteriors, Flos, interiors, lighting, NEW

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Light Years Lighting at Euroluce!

24 April 2015 Permalink

Light Years pendants euroluce


Light Years pendants euroluce


Light Years pendants euroluce


Light Years pendants euroluce


Light Years pendants euroluce


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Tags: 2015, Euroluce, Fritz Hansen Lighting, lamps, lighting, Light Years, NEW, pendants

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Luceplan at Euroluce 2015!

24 April 2015 Permalink

luceplan euroluce 2015


luceplan euroluce 2015


luceplan euroluce 2015


luceplan euroluce 2015


luceplan euroluce 2015


luceplan euroluce 2015


luceplan euroluce 2015


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Tags: 2015, design, euroluce, exhibition, lamp, lighting, Luceplan

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Tunnel of Light at Foscarini Euroluce

24 April 2015 Permalink

Foscarini shop milan


Foscarini euroluce 2015


Foscarini euroluce 2015


Foscarini euroluce 2015


Foscarini euroluce 2015


Foscarini euroluce 2015


Foscarini euroluce 2015


Foscarini euroluce 2015


Foscarini euroluce 2015


Foscarini euroluce 2015


Foscarini euroluce 2015


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Tags: 2015, Design, euroluce, exhibition, Foscarini, Italian, lamps, lighting, pendants

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Marset's New Collection at Euroluce 2015

23 April 2015 Permalink

Marset stand at euroluce 2015


Marset pendants ginger and hazyday


Marset Santorini Suspension euroluce 2015


Marset pendant euroluce


Marset followme lamp euroluce


Marset revealed their new collections at Euroluce 2015, Ginger pendants, Hazyday pendants and Santorini garland. Since adding the collections to our website we have been anticipating seeing them on display, they are stunning to see and have been very popular. 


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Tags: euroluce, Ginger, Hazyday, Lamps, lighting, Marset, Pendants, Santorini

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Flos in Milan! Euroluce 2015

23 April 2015 Permalink

Flos new collection euroluce 2015


Flos new lights euroluce 2015


Flos new outdoor exterior collection euroluce 2015


Euroluce Milan 2015 wouldn't be the same without Flos! Exhibiting a range of unique and interesting new designs for both interiors and exteriors. 


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Tags: 2015, Euroluce, Flos, lamps, lighting, metallic, new, suspension

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Vibia New Products at Euroluce 2015!

23 April 2015 Permalink

Vibia Flaming pendants 2015 Euroluce


Vibia new floor lamps euroluce 2015


Vibia cutain suspension euroluce 2015


Vibia Mayfair table lamps Euroluce 2015


Vibia created a huge amount of attention with their new stunning collection releaved at Euroluce 2015. The Flamingo suspension light (first image) has been very well recieved, as well as interesting floor lights North and Suite (second image) for their unusual designs. Curtain is a Ceiling light, hung at the exhibition in an installation to create a very eye catching effect! Finally the Mayfair range of table lamps, featuring different colours and materials and simplistic design. 


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Tags: 2015, design, Euroluce, exhibition, Lamps, lighting, metallic, pendants, Vibia

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Bover at Euroluce Milan 2015!

23 April 2015 Permalink

Bover pendants new euroluce 2015


Bover copper pendants euroluce 2015


Bover Euroluce 2015 pendants


Bover Euroluce milan wall light


Euroluce Milan 2015 saw home to Brilliant designer brand Bover, exhibiting their very interesting new collections. Bover's designs have unique forms and with a range of materials to create some truely lovely lighting pieces. 


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Tags: Barcelona, Bover, designer, Euroluce, exhibition, lighting, Milan

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Foscarini at Euroluce 2015!

21 April 2015 Permalink

A stunning entrance as always from Foscarini at this year’s Euroluce Milan exhibition, where the ‘Tunnel of light’ became a huge feature of the display! Surrounded by lights, mirrors and Foscarini’s designs - it proved to be quite the attraction.


Foscarini euroluce milan 2015 expo


The new lighting on show featured some unique pieces such as lamps inspired by jellyfish and wire shapes creating optical illusions upon walking around the light. These are the Spokes suspension lamps which caught a lot of attention because of the interesting design and beautiful effect it creates. The display also revealed an addition to the Aplomb range, a mini version available in all colours. From seeing the display in Milan there are some exciting new collections for the coming year, we can’t wait to see more!


Foscarini Euroluce 2015 Expo new products


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Tags: 2015, Design, Euroluce, Expo, Foscarini, Italian, lighting, Milan, NEW

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Elle Decoration April Lighting Features

16 March 2015 Permalink

Looking through the ELLE Decoration UK April issue we came across a lot of our stocked lights! As seen below there was a fair few from Louis Poulsen, including the Artichoke which was featured in the article “What makes a design classic”.  The Louis Poulsen PH2/1 table lamp and Panthella floor lamp were also shown in this months most inspiring homes.


Elle Decoration April lighting features Louis Poulsen


Elle decoration April lighting feature louis poulsen


Another very commonly seen item was the Foscarini Twiggy floor lamp, this iconic and well loved design has been seen in yellow, black and red. The twiggy lamp has been a favourite amongst designers and modernists alike, lending itself to any contemporary home.


Elle decoration April lighting features foscarini twiggy


Flos as a brand really shone within the magazine this month, with many features throughout the inspiring homes section. Shown below are a selection which were popular on our website also, (from left to right) Flos 265 wall lightFlos Kelvin table lampFlos Guns floor lamp and the Flos Arco floor lamp.


Elle decoration April lighting feature Flos


Finally there was mention of two of our table lamps, the Muuto Wood table lamp and the ever popular Kartell Bourgie in gold. Contrasting in style and design but appeals to a range of interiors as featured within the magazine, modern or edge of rustic styling. All items are available online now. 


Elle decoration April lighting featured Muuto Kartell


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Tags: contemporary, design, Elle Decoration UK, features, Flos, Foscarini, Kartell, lighting, Louis Poulsen, modern, Muuto

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Artemide: Issey Miyake Growing in Popularity

12 February 2015 Permalink

Issey Miyake for Artemide


The online popularity of the Issey Miyake for Artemide range is undeniably huge, throughout social media particularly the fold away designs have received a lot of attention. Issey Miyake is dedicated to the needs and existence of men within his clothing designs. These values have aided him in the understanding of creating products for living. Miyake is very environmentally aware, creating the lighting pieces at his Reality Lab where the perfect material would be made from recycled matter. The lights are made up from PET bottles re-treated fibres, this material both created a unique diffused lighting effect, but more importantly would reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions up to 40% compared to making new materials for production.


Issey Miyake reality lab logo


The design of the lights are based up on traditional Japanese lighting and shapes of origami, but combined with Miyaki’s ability to add a modern twist for contemporary interiors. Since the release of the collaborative range the Artemide X Issey Miyake lights have become the most relevant and favoured sustainable lighting technology.


Issey Miyake for Artemide Mendori lamp


A new addition to this range is the Wuni Suspension and Mogura Table lamp. The Wuni suspension is quite unique within the collection, the angular folds concertina into a spherical shape which is slightly reminiscent of the Hoshigame table lamp, but more elaborate and designed for ceiling display. The Mogura Table lamp is very much like the Hakofugu Table lamp design, unusual angled 3D squares, but four of them stacked to create the Mogura lamp.


Issey Miyake for Artemide Wuni and Mogura




 

Tags: Artemide, designer, eco, environmently friendly, fashion, fold away, hakofugu, Issey Miyake, japanese, lighting, mogura, wuni

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A Snowy Day at David Village Lighting

29 January 2015 Permalink

David Village Lighting in the snow


On a snowy day in January...


The David Village Lighting Showroom on West Street in Sheffield has found its self in a bit of a snow storm! We all struggled to get here, but we made it and are here to help you with all your orders and queries!


Please feel free to visit or contact us!



Tags: design, lighting, Sheffield, showroom, snow, studio, weather

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Creating the feeling of Wellness at Home

28 January 2015 Permalink

Fabbian have started a new Wellness spa Project, their idea is to create a relaxing atmosphere to set the mood of the space using delicate and elegant lighting. Light is vital when trying to set the right ambiance within a room, especially when the room is needed for recuperation as we all need in our increasingly busy lives. Fabbian’s aim was to create a cosy atmosphere where the user can enjoy the ultimate experience of relaxation.


Fabbian wellness spa


fabbian wellness spa guinco lamp


lumi pendants fabbian wellness spa


slot light fabbian wellness spa


The appearance of Zen and serenity is very welcoming and sure to de-stress any individual; this mood can be achieved even at home. The collection Fabbian recommends for this atmospheric transformation are minimal, subtle and light the room to the correct brightness.


The range features the Fabbian Diamond, Lumi pendant and Giunco Floor lights.


 


fabbian diamond pendantfabbian lumi pendantfabbian giunco floor lamp


 

Tags: cozy, Diamond, Fabbian, Giunco, Italy, lighting, Lumi, relaxation, spa, wellness

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Prandina – New Product and Project

22 January 2015 Permalink

Italian brand Prandina are known for their quality and recognisable lighting products, the brand is successful internationally and pride themselves on their precision and functionality. Prandina have done particularly well recently with their collaboration with the Leonardo Da Vinci airport in Rome. The theme of the air port’s terminal 1 was “Dolce Vita” to honour the famous movie, for this Prandina revealed the new Ginger floor lamps to illuminate the chic space. The terminal is ode to all things made in Italy.


Prandina ginger lamp at rome airport


With their experience in glass work it has allowed the company to expand into new designs with a range of materials. The new Gong series of suspension lamps have proved particularly popular, the range of metallic and neutral colours means it will suit a multitude of homes or commercial spaces.



 


Prandina white gong s1


The gong collection is formed in one piece from blown crystal glass, it is then airbrush painted on the inside in a range of colours. The entire pendant is hand crafted and made in a range of sizes and finishes to suit the individual. The variety of sizes allows the Gong to be hung within an installation as well as the single hanging pendant, creating a range of effects within a space.


Prandina gong s1 silver


We are now happy to say we do sell the Gong Mini S1 pendant lamp on our site, it comes in Copper, Silver, Black and white Finishes.


prandina copper gong s1


 







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Brand Focus: Santa & Cole

21 January 2015 Permalink

Santa & cole three tripod lamps


Lamps shown are the Santa & Cole M3 Tripod Table Lamp


Santa & Cole is a well know, highly reputable international brand who design well thought out lifestyle products. The brand is actually a small business but extremely independent, they are based in Barcelona Spain but work in over 70 countries world wide.


santa & cole logo


Santa & Cole have been breaking new ground in industrial design since 1985, they pride themselves on scrutinising everyday objects and finding a way to make them as effective to interact with as possible. The company now redesign urban/household furniture and lighting for both indoors and out, creating pieces from their own plant extracts such as trees which they grow in their nurseries.


Santa & Cole tree nursery


Santa & Cole’s range of products have philosophy in common, “not accumulating but rather selecting; not delighting in quantity but rather in quality; not to show but rather to share.” As a business they are very aware of the material culture which is ever developing, but more importantly we as humans have the need to create things that meet our specific needs, impressing upon objects our gathered knowledge and personal nature.


santa & cole logo


A new addition to their range is an LED version of the iconic M64 suspension lamp, created originally in 1964 by Miguel Milá. The LED lamp was created to mark the design’s 50th anniversary. With it’s warm light LED light source it is ideal for use within the home.


Santa & Cole M64 pendants





A very well know and popular design is the Moaré model in both floor lamp and suspension lamp, created in 2003 by Antoni Arola. They come in White, Grey, Red and Black. They were designed to create an optical illusion with their superimposed shades as moving water does, this is called the Moiré effect.




Santa & Cole Moare lamp


 


At Santa & Cole they strive to create objects which are long lasting and exciting, to make them satisfying and beautiful to a wide ranged of cultures. They aim to give recognisable quality from their brand, which in effect adds quality to the lives of all who buy their honest products.


santa & cole logo



Tags: brand, contemporary, lighting, M64, Moaré, Santa & Cole, Tripod

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Design Studio Plans & Before Images

17 January 2015 Permalink

David Village Lighting store front


The David Village Showroom in Sheffield is getting some refurbishment done, this entails some display updates and the most exciting aspect…a Design Studio! As many may know David Village also provides Lighting design solutions for domestic and commercial interiors. This new Design Studio space will allow customers to have space for private consultation with David Village, and also display his previous projects for viewing.


David Village Lighting showroom


Design studio plans


This is an idea of how the Design Studio will look within our showroom; these are the design blueprints ready for installation this week! As shown on the diagram the space will consist of three walls to allow privacy but display the Projects inside for all to see, small sides on the structure creates stability.


david village showroom wall


As this before image shows, the wall displays to the left are the ones which will be updated to create displays with more of an impact. The front window on the right hand side of the shop will also be adapted to create an enclosed room around the area; this will allow effective window displays for public viewing. We are very excited about you seeing modifications to our showroom and we hope you are too! The refurbishment will be done by the talented Domino Commercial Interiors of Sheffield, We will keep you posted on the progress on our social media, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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