Oluce from David Village Lighting
Established in 1945 by the master Giuseppe Ostuni, Oluce is the oldest Italian lighting design company that is still active today. For many years Oluce was one of only three design companies to dominate the Italian scene, creating a hub for the designers who strongly engaged first in the reconstruction and later in the birth of series production. These designers, which included Vittoriano Viganò and BBPR, Gigi Caccia Dominioni, Ignazio Gardella, Marco Zanuso and Joe Colombo, animated the Milanese forum. To this day Oluce continues to attract young designers from around the world, creating innovative and iconic designs.
Oluce - from the Village Blog
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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!
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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
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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 Year New Trends!
The February issue of Elle Decoration looks at the trends for spring/summer 2017. Editor-in-chief Michelle Ogundehin lifts the lid on what to expect from this years interiors with the idea of the new modern. The idea is reflective of the mood regarding the sate of the nation making our homes a safe place and a personal sanctuary. In conclusion the new modern is a joyful celebration of the home. Instead of playing it safe this is the time to be bold and brave and to show off your individuality.
Click on the link to view each of the products above!
|Tags:||Artemide, David Village Lighting, Elle Decoration, Gubi, Interior Design, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Muuto, New Year, Oluce, &Traition, Trends, Verpan|
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Flos, Foscarini, Innermost, Light Years, Moooi, Oluce|
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Celebrating Sonora by Oluce
First designed in 1976 by Vico Magistretti for Oluce, Sonora became an emblematic product for the Italian company. The Sonora’s design stemmed from the popular sixties style of geometric shapes that transformed textiles, furnishings and fashions of the decade. Magistretti became somewhat obsessed with this design and what it symbolised, continuously evolving Sonora and forming a collection of suspension lights. The essence of Sonora’s form was its pure shape, viewed as a hemisphere for the huge impact it brings to a space. Magistretti believed when illuminated it characterized the whole environment with the volume it brought.
Sonora was originally formed from a spun aluminium reflector and came in three sizes. In 1990, the collection expanded to an etched murano glass version which was very popular. In 1999, 2003 and 2009 additional sizes and finishes such as black or white with gold interior became available. The still expanding collection gives choice and flexibility to proud home owners and interior designers alike. Most commonly, the Sonora is placed over dinning tables. The glowing half sphere creates a beautiful atmosphere that brings people together for these everyday rituals.
This year Oluce Sonora turns forty years old, and to mark this occasion a video tribute will be shown to commemorate the iconic designer and his contribution to interior style.
On the eve of Sonora’s fortieth birthday, Oluce are releasing a gold version of the 408 and 437 coming soon.
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Bringing the indoors outside and the outdoors inside was a main focus of Elle Decoration June. Now the weather is getting warmer our attention turns to our exterior living spaces. We re-introduce colourful details to our interiors for an uplifting design that reflects the sunny environment. This month was the release date of the much anticipated Louis Poulsen Cirque suspension. Designed by Clara Von Zweigbergk, this playful and colourful light is suitable for any modern domestic space. See all of this months featured items:
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|Tags:||Bestlite, Flos, Gubi, Louis Poulsen, Luceplan, Muuto, Oluce, Santa & Cole|
Elle Decoration Features of May 2016
The arrival of spring has encouraged many to try colour in their interior spaces. Neutral or metallic lighting and accessories are the ideal choice for complimenting bold decorative decisions! Elle Decoration May reflected this interior theme perfectly, matching bold colours and prints in walls or upholstery with contemporary lighting features. This month Gubi released the MultiLite pendant, as previewed in the recent design shows. (Available as of summer 2016) The MultiLite has created a lot of interest with its unusual design, the form is able to move and rotate to allow versatile use.
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Flos, Gubi, Kartell, Louis Poulsen, Oluce|
Brighten up your summer – Exterior lighting!
It’s that time of year when it’s beginning to warm up and we venture out into our gardens once again! For the summer months our gardens become another room of our house, a space for entertaining and relaxing. Atmospheric lighting creates a more inviting and liveable space for the season, making up for its neglect over the colder months! Here are our favourite picks of exterior lighting sure to liven up any garden!
(From left to right)
(From left to right)
Also a wall light from our very own range Light Attack Pad 1, in dark wood finish.
|Tags:||Artemide, Bover, Exterior lighting, Flos, Foscarini, Garden, Kartell, Light Attack, Louis Poulsen, Marset, Oluce, Summer|
Maison and Objet Key Trends for 2015
The Maison and Objet event in Paris is a forecast for interior trends for the year ahead, comparable to Fashion week in Spring/Summer. This year the event has predicted four key trends based upon the popular themes and attention created by the exhibitors and exhibition visitors. The first unsurprising trend is Metallics. Particularly warm toned hues. This choice of metallic finishes has progressively become more popular for a few years now and has gradually filtered even down onto the high street! Here are our picks for the Metallic trend:
1 - Kartell Fly Precious Pendants 2 - Tom Dixon Copper Mirror Ball shade 3 - Anglepoise Original 1227 in Chrome 4 - Tom Dixon Base Copper Floor Lamp 5 - &Tradition Utzon in Copper 6 - Terzani Orten’zia Table Lamp in Gold 7 - Foscarini Birdie Table Lamp in Chrome 8 - &Tradition Flowerpot in Copper 9 - Tom Dixon Base Table Lamp in Polish Brass 10 - Kartell Bourgie Copper Table Lamp
Our second trend From Maison and Objet is Hints of Neon, maybe not to everyone’s liking but a just a hint of a bright colour can add a bright cheerful pop of colour into our homes, especially appropriate for the Spring/Summer time. It is a nod to the 90’s as Fashion has also done. Neon has been seen on textiles, furniture, home accessories and also lighting. Be brave and give it a try! Here are our Picks for Neon Trend:
1 – Artemide Tolomeo Tavolo Micro in orange 2 – Artemide Tolomeo Tavolo Micro in yellow 3 – Vibia Wind Suspension in green or orange 4 – Oluce Canopy 422 in Pink 5 – Kartell Ghost Chairs in assorted colours 6 – Kartell Cindy Table Lamp in orange 7 – Kartell Bourgie Table Lamp in Blue
The third trend on the 2015 forecast is the colour Santorini Blue a shade to provoke a Mediterranean but modern vibe, a shade of blue to create tranquillity and timeless look within a space. These are our Santorini Blue Trend options:
Our final trend noted from Maison and Objet is the Natural Minerals, the style has come from the increasing need for eco friendly home fashions and is becoming increasing popular. Aesthetics showcasing a rustic, hand crafted and natural look, often paired with pastel and neutral colours to complete the highly stylish design. Here are our picks from this theme:
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The Oluce Atollo has become one of the best know symbols of Italian design worldwide. Designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977, it was awarded the Compasso d'Oro in 1979 and became, since then, part of the permanent collections of the world's major museum of design. The simple geometry of the design creates a luminous sculpture from which nothing can be removed and to which nothing can be added.
|Tags:||Atollo, Italian, Oluce, Vico Magistretti|