Foscarini from David Village Lighting
Foscarini are best known for their artistic lighting creations in handmade Murano glass. Based in Venice, the company has an enviable reputation as one of Italy's foremost lighting manufactures. The unique collection of Foscarini lights is at the cutting edge of fashion and the high quality of the materials used to combine to produce a lighting sensation that is recognised worldwide.
In our showroom in Sheffield, we have one of the most comprehensive displays of Foscarini lighting in the U.K. We have been Foscarini dealers for 20 years and we are proud to be stockists of one of the best available lighting collections in the world. From Foscarini to you by David Village Lighting.
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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.
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|
We are happy to announce that the long awaited latest designs from Foscarini are now available online!
The Aplomb Large is a new lamp made from concrete but with a different shape from the original. The new design is not just larger in size but also fitted with a built in LED light source which is placed into the body of the lamp casting a wide beam of light onto the surface below.
The Aplomb Large is made by Italian experts which faced a challenge to obtain a slim thickness, a lightweight shape and a textured surface which is still pleasant to touch. This was all achieved by their profound knowledge of the raw material which allowed them to create the perfect mix which is fluid when poured into the cast.
The Aplomb Large is available in three different colours white, grey and brown made by pigments which are directly added to the material blend. The Aplomb Large is perfect for over a table, a kitchen island or placed in a repeated linear composition.
The Spokes 2 Large is a larger version of the original Spokes 2 suspension. The design draws inspiration from the spokes of a bicycle wheel, which contain the light within while at the same time allowing light to filter out. The built in LED makes it possible to light the floor or surface underneath while creating magical shadows on the walls and ceiling.
The lamp suits various settings such as in both residential and commercial areas perfect placed in the middle of the room or with the original version to create a fascinating lighting composition. The Spoke 2 Large has a 70cm diameter and is available in either white or yellow.
The Buds collection of table, floor and suspension lamps was designed in 1990 by Rodolfo Dordoni, an architect whose work ranges across furnishings, lamp design and many more. The lamps were made in brightly coloured blown glass, named after the natural elements: Fruits, Blossom and Buds. Today the Buds have been restyled again to interpret the contemporary and sophisticated focus on materials. The beauty of the design remains the blown glass with a five-layer hand-crafted process. The new range of colours includes cold brown, cold grey, bamboo green and white and with a straw-yellow internal finish the lamp is warm when the lamp is on and cold when off.
|Tags:||Aplomb Large, Buds Collection, David Village Lighting, Design, Foscarini, Interior, Lighting, Spokes 2 Large, Suspension|
Featured – Caboche
One of Foscarini’s most loved collections is the Caboche which includes suspension, ceiling, floor, table and wall versions.
The Caboche was first introduced in 2005 by designers Patricia Urquiola and Eliana Gerotto.
The design is the result of the desire to create a precious and charming lamp like a pearl bracelet which focuses on a lightweight, transparent design. The Caboche collection is rich, bright and sophisticated and when turned on provides 360° of beautiful bright light like crystals surrounding the environment.
The lamps produce a diffused light with the different versions offering different illumination options.
Available in transparent, golden or yellow the lamps are made with a blown glass internal diffuser and satin finish opaline glass lower screen.
To view the iconic range online click here!
|Tags:||Caboche, David Village Lighting, Eliana Gerotto, Foscarini, Interior Design, Lighting, Patricia Urquiola|
Brand Focus - Foscarini
Foscarini Lighting has gone from strength to strength and was recently named as having the best stand at the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2016.
Following their recent success we’ve picked out some our favourite Foscarini classics and have them for you below!
To find out more about each of the design click below!
|Tags:||Aplomb, Big Bang, Birdie, Caboche, Classics, Design, Foscarini, Interior, Lumiere, Rituals, Stockholm Furniture Fair 2016, Tuareg, Twiggy|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
|Tags:||Anglepoise, David Village Lighting, Flos, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Interior Design, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Red, Valentines Day|
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|
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.
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|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Fabbian, Foscarini, Gubi, Kartell, Louis Poulsen, Muuto|
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|
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Flos, Foscarini, Innermost, Light Years, Moooi, Oluce|
Autumn is the season for style. From copper to shades of burgundy and green it’s the time of year that intrigues design. We’ve put together a collection of autumn inspired lights to give your home a touch of the season.
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Autumn, David Village Lighting, Fabbian, Flos, Foscarini, Gubi, Interior Design, Lighting, Light Years, Moooi, Muuto, Original, Wasteberg|
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Bocci, David Village Lighting, Elle Decoration, Fabbian, Flos, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Interior Design, Lighting, Light Years, Louis Poulsen, Oluce, Original BTC, Prandina, Terzani, Verpan, Vibia, Wastberg|
It’s a battle of the sizes as we take a look at mini and maxi lighting.
Mini and maxi lamps often originate from iconic lamp designs which are then supersized or shrunk down to make them even more desirable and perfect for any room in the home or office.
Which size do you prefer?
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, David Village Lighting, Flos, Foscarini, Interior Design, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Marset, Maxi, Mini|
Spruce Up Your Bedroom This Winter
As winter is approaching there’s no better time to give your bedroom a little spruce up and make it the perfect cosy hideaway this winter. Whether you prefer the more classic look or want to modernise your space we have the perfect light for you.
Below we have a collection of some of our favourite table lights perfect for the bedroom!
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Bedroom, David Village Lighting, Flos, Foscarini, Inspiration, Interior Design, Lampe Gras, Light Years, Louis Poulsen, Marset, Santa & Cole, Secto|
This months Elle Decoration looks at the ‘Mood of the Moment’. With calming tones and natural materials the lighting featured will inspire you to create a sleek and stylish interior using neutral shades and crisp autumn metallic finishes. The magazine is accompanied with an essential bathroom guide, because every room deserves to be on trend.
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|Tags:||Artemide, Bestlite, David Village lighting, Elle Decoration, Flos, Foscarini, Gubi, Interior Design, Kartell, Lighting, Moooi, Muuto, Prandina, Santa&Cole, &Tradition, Verpan, Vibia|
Featured in Livingetc October 2016
We are loving Livingetc this month and below are some of our products which are featured in the magazine, click the links below to check them out!
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|Tags:||Anglepoise, Bocci, Catellani & Smith, David village lighting, Foscarini, Interior Design, Lampre Gras, Lighting, Light Years, Livingetc, Louis Poulsen, Luceplan, Moooi, Original BTC, Orsjo, Porta Romana|
The Trend That Will Always Be; Monochrome!
There are some shades that you can never go wrong with, two of them being black and white, made even better when used together. Monochrome has always been a firm favourite in the interior design world and there’s no sign of it slowing down with it being hailed one of the top trends of 2016.
We love this trend so much we’ve picked out some products which would be perfect to create that monochrome dream. If your feeling daring why not add a subtle touch of colour to your interior, check out our beautiful blue or powerful pink inspiration boards which you can find further down on our blog.
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|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, David Village Lighting, Design, Fabbian, Flos, Foscarini, Interior design, Kartell, Light Years, Monochrome, Moooi, Muuto|
Autumn Metallic Madness
As we move into autumn we’re focusing on metallics with crisp copper shades and sparkling silver detailing. Below we have some autumn inspiration for your home!
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|Tags:||Autumn, David Village Lighting, Foscarini, Gubi, Innermost, Kartell, Louis Poulsen, Metallic, Original BTC, Prandina|
This Month’s ICON magazine has a range of both classic and new designs, from the Louis Poulsen Artichoke to the brand new Louis Poulsen Mini Panthella Table. The issue takes a look at the work from one of architectures most enigmatic figures, David Adjaye and showcases some of the best products that are currently available across the design market.
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|Tags:||Catellani & Smith, Flos, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Gubi, ICON Magazine, Interior Design, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Muuto, Original BTC, &Tradition|
This Months Elle Decoration showcases The London Look. London is often considered to be rich in variety, and the same can be said for its interiors. Designer Carolyn Quartermaine describes the unique London style as not going down just one path, but being able to mix the historical with the contemporary. The products featured are a range of neutrals with statement pieces bringing a London designed feel to any space such as the Bocci 73 which comes in a variety of groupings.
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|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Bocci, David Village Lighting, ELLe Decoration, Flos, Foscarini, Gubi, Interior Design, Lighting, Louis Poulsen|
In this month Elle Decoration the answer to what is the coolest colour to have in your home right now is pink, and we agree!
The 21st century has seen a change in the meaning of colours and in pinks case, has had a total revamp in the way it’s used for interior design. The gender stereotypes of the colour pink have broken free and with new blush shades it has become a colour now men would consider for their home.
Love it or hate it pink is certain to make a bold statement to any room and with a rise in its popularity means a rise in designs, some with a more delicate touch making it easy to add a hint of pink to your home.
To give you a little inspiration we’ve picked out some of the hottest pinks around!
|Tags:||AXO Light, David Village Lighting, Elle Decoration, Foscarini, Furniture, Interior, Kartell, Kundalini, Louis Poulsen, Moooi, Muuto, Pink, &Tradition|
Let’s go outside…
It is fast approaching that time of year, where the weather is getting better and our attentions turn to the exterior area of our homes.
Among many, the garden is considered to be an extension of the living room, where in summer it can become the relaxing space one dreams of.
Our selection of outdoor lighting and furniture can create an atmospheric place to enjoy, for family, friends or a space for peaceful time alone. Browse through our collection of exterior features to brighten up your outdoor living. Follow the links below:
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|Tags:||Bega, Boom, Bover, Foscarini, Kartell, Kundalini, Marset, Vibia|
Salone del Mobile & Milan Deign Week 2016
Milan was a thriving place for designers, creatives and enthusiasts last week. Salone del Mobile and Milan Design week were alive with the most influential interior companies in the industry. Here is a highlight of new lighting and furniture products coming this year…
Laura Pessoni demonstrating her co-designed Silent Field. Ernesto Gismondi and Michele De Lucchi at the display of new Tolomeo outdoor collection.
Jakob Lange and Bjarke Ingels of BIG architects at the reveal of Alphabet of light, a new item completely customisable to create words or numbers.
Much of Artemide’s display was held at their Milan showroom, where new and current decorative lighting was featured. Carlotta de Bevilacqua and designers at Mercedes-Benz Style with Ameluna suspension.
Foscarini’s installation designed by Ferruccio Laviani. Graphic lines and bold colours create the ‘Reality or Illusion’ themed space.
Art installation focusing on 25th anniversary of Foscarini Lumiere table lamp. Documentary style film clips show in the background, featuring prominent events that happened during Lumiere’s production.
Diesel Home also exhibited at Salone del Mobile showcasing new lighting from their successful collaboration with Foscarini.
Kartell released a number of exciting future designs, including ‘Aledin’ table lamp by Alberto and Francesco Meda.
Portable and rechargeable ‘lantern’ by Fabio Novembre, the light you can take with you wherever you go.
Kartell released a kids range, comprising of swings, customised chairs and rocking horses designed by Nendo Japan. Known for their creative seating designs, Kartell did not disappoint by revealing new additions for the future. The levitating chair by Eugeni Quitllet was particularly eye catching for its unique design.
Moooi Showroom in Milan was a stunning display made into a series of rooms. Beautifully designed interiors exhibited their popular collections, as well as new lighting and furniture items to be released later this year.
Newest addition to the Muuto lighting range is Control, a table lamp available in a range of colours. This lamp’s main feature is the integrated rotary dimmer.
A new wall light also revealed, reminiscent of the Ambit pendants form.
&Tradition introduced new colours to their popular collections: Topan, Flowerpot pendant and Flowerpot table lamp. These colours include neutral tones which will compliment contemporary interiors.
|Tags:||Artemide, Foscarini, Kartell, Milan Design Week, Moooi, Muuto, Salone del Mobile, &Tradition|