Santa & Cole from David Village Lighting
Santa & Cole was founded in 1985. The company’s main focus was industrial design, an art consisting of focussing on everyday objects in order to seek a better use experience, thereby leading us to reflect upon material culture. The warm light of the Santa & Cole lamps represented the opposite of what was in fashion at the time. Their lights are simple yet beautifully designed, and give a warm and emotional light. Santa & Cole’s contemporary collection proposes lamps whose arc of light is functionally good, from the gentle half-light to the vigour of full intensity.
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Anthony Dickens – New designer for Santa & Cole
At Euroluce 2017 we had the pleasure of meeting Anthony Dickens (on right), Santa & Cole’s newest collaborative designer and creator of Tekio. Tekio is a Japanese word meaning adaptation – the term completely encapsulates Dickens unique design which can assume a number of forms.
Dickens has created a lighting system formed of flexible paper structures, these modules are held together with magnets for complete adjustability.
The paper used in this design has been folded to create a strong and malleable material to work with, as well as produce a soft delicate light.
Tekio was inspired by the designer’s trip to Asia back in 2010, seeing the traditional paper lanterns known Chochin as used in everyday life. These Japanese lanterns encapsulate their local cultural heritage and set of skills that have been passed down through generations.
Dickens set out to redesign the Asian lanterns with a contemporary edge and modern LED technology but still paying homage to the radiant glow of the traditional design.
Anthony Dickens is a successful designer which has worked with a number of British brands we are very familiar with:
Origami for Innermost. A collection of angular shaped tables inspired by an oriental design for contemporary living.
Halcyon for Decode London. Statement contemporary lighting designed for functionality and style.
‘Fifty’ for Anglepoise. A homage to the original design in 1932, fixed at 50° this design pays tribute to the friendly and iconic style.
We cannot wait to see more from Anthony Dickens and the response to his new collaboration with Santa & Cole…
|Tags:||Barcelona, design, Euroluce, Euroluce 2017, lighting, Milan, Salone de Mobile, Santa & Cole|
Santa & Cole celebrate their 30th anniversary as they re-release the Babel table lamp!
It all began in 1985 for Barcelona based design company Santa & Cole and they have been exploring industrial design ever since. Santa & Cole take their time and effort to ensure that all their products are made to the highest standard and with the user experience in mind.
To celebrate their 30th anniversary Santa & Cole are re-issuing the Babel table lamp which was originally designed in 1971 by Àngel Jové.
Still under the rule of late Francoism, urban designer, Jové designed the Babel lamp which refers to an unfinished biblical tower. The lamps perspective is now different with the body perfectly finished and the idea of the tower being complete with a powerful illumination.
The Babel table lamp is made from solid alabaster blocks, a material which shows the elements in its veins and helps to create a beautiful illumination. The process of craftsmanship which brings the lamp to life means that no two are the same yet every single one stands as a lamp that evokes conversation.
Click here to see the Babel table lamp on our website!
|Tags:||Alabaster blocks, Àngel Jové, Anniversary, Babel, Santa & Cole, Table|
Our Favourites This Year from Santa & Cole
Santa & Cole has been exploring industrial design since 1985. Their lights are designed with time, care and with the highest quality in mind at all times.
This year Santa & Cole have added yet more beautiful design to their existing collection and we have picked out some of our favourites of the year.
The Arne Domas Hanging Lamp – The lamps aluminium injection body is great to light both small and large surfaces and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use as it has an IP rating of 55. Urban and elegant in equal measure, Arne Domas is a domestic spotlight with LED technology, designed in house by the Santa & Cole team.
The Maija Table and Floor Lamps – The Maija collection has grown and a new table and floor lamp added. These two lamps are in keeping with the classic functional design of the 1955 pendants but have been modernised and fitted with the latest built in LED technology. The Maija has always been a very popular lamp with its opaque body, brass structure and direct inner light. The collection of the famous Finnish classic now comprises of floor, table and hanging versions.
The Cesta & Cestita Metálica – Based on the original 1962 design by Miguel Milá, the Cesta family has grown with the addition of two new table lamps. The Cesta Metálica and Cestita Metálica are new metal designs in two sizes which are formed of a solid and iconic stainless steel structure holding a globe of white opaline light with the Cesta Metálica available with or without a Leather handle.
The Wally Wall in Matt White – Designed by Miguel Milá in the same year as the Cesta and Cestita lamps, the iconic Wally Wall lamp from the city of Barcelona has the same opal globe shape and formal elegance. The lamp offers a perfect balance of delicate and understated lighting making the Wally lamp at one with its surroundings. The structure is comprised of a metal arm and a ring which surrounds and supports the globe. The lamp, originally only available in Dark Bronze is now available in Matt White.
View all of Santa & Cole’s collection by clicking here!
|Tags:||Arne Domas, Cesta Metálica, Cestita Metálica, David Village Lighting, Interior Design, Maija, New Collection, Santa & Cole, Wally Wall|
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|
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|
Best Seat in the House!
Here at David Village Lighting we don’t only specialise in lighting, we love furniture too!
Below we’ve put together a collection of some of our favourite chairs, stools and sofas to ensure you have the best seat in the house!
To view more from our furniture collection click here!
|Tags:||David Village Lighting, Furniture, Gubi, Innermost, Interior Design, Kartell, Kartell, Moooi, Muuto, Santa & Cole, Seating|
Our Favourite New Products This Month!
Designed by Joana Bover the beautiful SIAM lamp has an oriental feel with its clean yet stylish hand-wrapped ribbon design available in red, white or cream. The lamp can be grouped in number of formations in turn creating an elegant impact of suspended light.
The Luceplan Mesh is a suspension lamp offering multiple lighting scenarios for personalisation and functional performance. The lightweight, almost transparent structure is composed of a network of metal cables with the LED’s positioned at their intersections .The structure of the lamp allows freedom in the control of the lights: the intensity can be adjusted, and its possible to choose which sections to illuminate.
Original BTC Titian
The titian is an original 1940s design, frequently seen in factories and industrial units of the period. There is also an option for the titian with an etched glass visor which helps prevent glare and provides a softer, more diffused light.
The Prandina Zerodieci Suspension S7 is a suspended lamp perfect for diffused lighting. With a matt white painted ceiling rose the lamp offers a sleek and simple yet stylish design, perfect for the home. With an opal white blown glass diffuser the lamp is available with an Eco or LED option.
Lampe Gras Nº411 Floor
The Lampe Gras Nº411 floor lamp is perfect to use for reading and rooms suited for directed light. The lamp is created with wonderful proportions and an adjustable design which thanks to its double-elbow allows it to be rotated twice through 340°.
Santa&Cole Arne Domas
The Santa & Cole Arne Domas Hanging Lamp is both urban and elegant featuring a LED spotlight, designed in house by the Santa & Cole team. It is the expression of cutting-edge technology in its most natural form and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use with an IP 55 rating.
Artuo Alvarez Temp Vivace
The Arturo Alvarez Tempo Vivace is a pendant lamp made with painted stainless steel mesh. This material, crafted in fine pleats, forms two overlapped layers that create two different soft flowing effects.
Anglepoise Original 1227 Giant Brass Wall
Sophisticated brass detailing on the fittings and fasteners, an engraved brass fork block logo badge and a carefully chosen five-shade colour palette makes the Original 1227 Giant Brass wall mounted lamp a serious investment piece. The articulated arm provides total flexibility, allowing smaller spaces to enjoy some over-sized chic.
Vibia Mayfair Floor/ Suspension
The Mayfair lamps are a Diego Fortunato design. The entire Mayfair collection incorporates LED lighting and comes in various finishes: Green or Orange, Graphite or White and Gold or Copper.
Wästberg W151 Extra Large Pendant
The Wästberg W151 Extra Large Pendant is based on the most basic of geometrical shapes, the cone. The lamp comes in three variations: the tall and narrow, the conical and the coolie. All three are super-sized, pushing the limits of manufactured spun aluminium, yet it will still fit through a normal doorframe.
With these new products comes more so keep your eyes peeled for the latest designs!
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|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artuo Alvarez, Bover, Lampe Gras, Luceplan, Original BTC, Prandina, Santa & Cole, Siam, Vibia, Wastberg|
Brand Focus: Santa & Cole
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 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’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.
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.
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.
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.
|Tags:||brand, contemporary, lighting, M64, Moaré, Santa & Cole, Tripod|
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 April 2016
Elle Décor April highlighted tips and tricks for decorating homes into inspiring spaces. With the help of colour themes and accessories to brighten the dullest of interior designs, it has never been simpler. Add complimenting colours within lighting, furniture or eclectics to create a stylish and uplifting atmosphere. The use of mixed materials such as metals, wood or synthetics forms an extra dimension with interesting textures. Here are our lighting features of April…
|Tags:||Artemide, Bocci, Flos, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Gubi, Louis Poulsen, Marset, Muuto, Orsjo Belysning, Santa & Cole, &Tradition|
Mothers Day Gift Guide
Show some appreciation for the important female figure in your life, whether it’s your mother, grandmother, aunty or sister. Treat your special someone to a beautiful gift and light up their day! See our hand picked favourites here:
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|Tags:||Foscarini, Kartell, Marset, Moooi, Santa & Cole|
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Spread a little love this Valentine’s Day, set the mood with our range of atmospheric lighting. Treat your loved ones or your home to a beautiful lighting feature; these decorative details really make all the difference.
All of these stunning lights are now on discount, browse through our website to uncover exclusive deals! Shop from the best in designer brands such as: Foscarini, Artemide, Flos, Anglepoise and many more.
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Decor, Design, Flos, Foscarini, Gubi, Kartell, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Santa & Cole, Valentine's Day, Valentines Day|
Elle Decoration February
Welcome 2016! A new year for design and interior trends as set by Elle Decoration. February’s magazine features all new décor styles to bring homes and interior spaces up to date, including en vogue fashions and must haves of 2016! Here is our selection of lighting and furniture that is sure to get your year off to a good start!
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Bestlite, Elle Decoration UK, Flos, Foscarini, Gubi, Kartell, Lighting, Santa & Cole, Tom Dixon.|
Easy to Install Lighting for Maximum Effect.
Beautiful lighting can sometimes be complicated to install, requiring an electrician and the extra cost on top. Here are some simple suggestions which create impact to your interiors without the trouble of installation, the solution is plug ins! All of these lighting options, yes even the suspensions, do plug into the wall. This will allow you to breathe new life into a room with just a simple lighting accessory.
From left to right:
Anglepoise Type 75 Lamp
Flos String Light Cone Floor
Marset Followme Lamp
Artemide Tolomeo Parete Wall
Gubi Bestlite BL5 Wall
Flos Aim suspension Cable & Plug
Santa & Cole Tripode G5 Floor
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Flos, Gubi, lamp, Lighting, Marset, Plug in, Santa & Cole|
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:
|Tags:||2015, Anglepoise, Artemide, Decode, Fabbian, Flos, Foscarini, Interiors, Kartell, Lighting, Maison & Objet, Muuto, Oluce, Santa & Cole, Tom Dixon., &Tradition, trends, Vibia|
Santa & Cole New Ribbon Colours!
Santa & Cole have introduced three new ribbon colours which are now available for their entire family of ribbon shades, from the small table lamp to the renowned Trípode standard lamp and the giant GT1500 hanging lamp. These new ribbons are each woven from three special yarns which have given rise to three new colours, terracotta, mustard and green. Each new ribbon shade is woven from three different colours. By carefully selecting the different yarns, the colours blend to create a deep vibrant colour, and if you look very closely you will be able to distinguish the different colours which make up each ribbon. Raw colour ribbons are available for following products: Trípode G6 & M3, Trípode G5, Comodín, GT5, GT6, GT7, GT100, & GT1500.
|Tags:||Comodin, Santa & Cole, Tripode|