&Tradition from David Village Lighting
"We want to connect with the old masters, while giving space to new designers to define what will become future classics. We see a kinship between the old masters, who were avant-garde in their time, and new designers creating the ground-breaking icons of today".
Martin Kornbek Hansen, founder of &tradition
&tradition is a Danish design company established in 2010 with the founding principle being tradition tied to innovation. Their designs are influenced by their Nordic heritage. They handpick design talent and production facilities internationally and across the ages. Their designers aim to reshape, redefine and reinvent materials, techniques and forms, creating a unique position in the international design market.
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Bellevue – Arne Jacobsen’s greatest achievement
Bellevue, is an iconic designer collection of lighting created in 1928 by the infamous Arne Jacobsen. One of the most admired architects and designers in the world, ahead of his time and a true visionary.
Bellevue was Jacobsen’s first lighting design. It was named after the Bellevue theatre which is one of his earliest accomplishments and it still stands today as a relic of historical value. Picture below.
The Bellevue Lighting collection is recognised by its elegant silhouette, swan like neck and contemporary angular shade.
Designed in the Bauhaus era, Jacobsen took inspiration from the creative arts movement which originated from the iconic German school and created modernist designs/innovations.
The range was expanded to floor, table and wall lights available in contemporary colour finishes.
This timeless design still proves popular even in 2017 and the functionality of this lamp as well as the aesthetic is still highly desirable to modern lifestyles.
|Tags:||Arne Jacobsen, Bellevue, &Tradition|
Featured – New Opal Glass Copenhagen pendant
Designed in 2014 by Space Copenhagen the Copenhagen pendant has a striking design which creates a soft, cosy atmosphere. The Copenhagen pendant is one of &tradition’s most popular designs and this year they have released a new finish to the collection – opal glass.
The soft matt opal glass is combined with darkened brass enhancing the sculptural qualities of the shade and its beautiful poetic manner. The semi-transparent shade gives out a soft ambient light which can suit any room in the home.
Pete Rbungaard Rützou, member of the Space Copenhagen design duo commented “We live in a part of the world where we have long periods with very little light, so it’s in our bones to seek, create and appreciate warm light that glows.”
The opal glass finish is available in both the small (SC6) and medium (SC7) versions. Whether placed alone or in a cluster with white, black or lacquered pastels of the Copenhagen collection the pendant creates a stunning modern statement.
Click here to view the Copenhagen collection!
|Tags:||Copenhagen, David Village Lighting, Interior Lighting, Opal glass, Pendant, Space Copenhagen, &Tradition|
Featured - &Tradition Flowerpot Collection
After the 1968 student revolts in Paris, Rome and the United States where stiff old values were overthrown came the Flower-Power generation of peace, love and harmony.
In the same year came the Flowerpot pendant a colourful and playful lamp which hung in restaurants, exhibitions and soon after in everybody’s home.
The Flowerpot has two semicircular spheres which face one another providing a lasting quality which is reflecting of the design times.
The Flowerpot collection has expanded over the years and now includes table versions, available in a range of colours of metallic finishes.
To view the Flowerpot range online, click here!
|Tags:||Copenhagen, David Village Lighting, Flowerpot, Flower Power, Interior Design, Lighting, &Tradition|
&Tradition New In, Passepartout!
&Traditions latest design sees a collaboration with designer Jamie Hayon creating the versatile and decorate lamp; Passepartout.
The 2016 Design incorporates its French translation as it acts like a frame where its ambient light source beautifully enhances the visual appeal of whatever it is illuminating. Hayon often questioned the idea of how you can illuminate a space with a lamp without it being too anonymous or too imposing. “The answer came from the picture frame. The picture is the focus and the frame is there to guide your eyes to it. Of course, with a lamp you have light, without it you have darkness. So the lamp is actually the unsung hero that brings any setting to life.”
You can fit the Passepartout Lamps on the wall or ceiling, throughout the entire home they will never look out of place. The lamp is available in three different shapes and finishes; Satin Polished Brass, Polished Aluminium or Matt White. The variation of shades and finishes means that you can create unique clusters thus creating a personalised look in any space. The Passepartout range uses built-in LED technology that ensures an energy-efficient high quality light emission which provides an illumination that is soft and soothing.
According to &tradition’s Brand Director Martin Kornbek Hansen,“With the Passepartout Lamps, we have combined decorative and technical lighting private and architectural buildings.”
View the Passepartout range by clicking Here!
|Tags:||David Village Lighting, Design, Interior, Jamie Hayon, New In, Passepartout, &Tradition, Wall|
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!
|Tags:||Artemide, Bestlite, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Elle Decoration, Flos, Fontana Arte, Interior Design, Kartell, Lampre Gras, Modern interior, Muuto, Oluce, Original BTC, Spring/Summer, &Tradition|
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|
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.
From Top to Bottom, Left to Right
|Tags:||Artemide, Bestlite, David Village lighting, Elle Decoration, Flos, Foscarini, Gubi, Interior Design, Kartell, Lighting, Moooi, Muuto, Prandina, Santa&Cole, &Tradition, Verpan, Vibia|
ELLE Decoration Fought the Fakes and Won!
Elle Decoration’s hottest article this month looks at the battle of copycat designers in the industry. In 2012 ELLE Decoration launched their ‘Equal Rights for Design’ petition which stated Britain as the designer knock-off capital of Europe.
They took their campaign to the government and won, bringing copyright protection inline with other creative disciplines such as music and literature.
Despite the victory the law will not come into place until January 2017 giving the faux designer’s time to sell their stock.
So what does this mean for the British design market? Now the original designers will get the recognition that they deserve and gain a copyright protection similar to other creative disciplines after their passing.
Below are the real deals of the most popular ripped off classics!
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|Tags:||Artemide, ELLE Decoration, Flos, Intellectual Property, Interior Design, Kartell, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Moooi, &Tradition|
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|
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|
Elle Decoration August looks at the ‘Big Trends’ of the next 6 months. One of their highlighted trends is the look of origami featuring the ‘Perch’ light made with delicate illuminated paper birds by Moooi. Another trend mentioned is symmetry; this timeless look effortlessly creates a stylish feel to any room in the home.
Visit all of this months featured trend products online by clicking below
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|Tags:||David Village Lighting, Desgin, Elle Decoration, Flos, Interior, Lampe Gras, Lighting, Moooi, Santa&Cole, &Tradition|
Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 - Photo Diary
&Tradition at ICON House of Culture:
Zero Lighting at Design Fields:
New collections and colour finishes will be available very soon, it was a delight to see these product updtaes for 2016. Keep your eyes peeled for the latest on these decorative brands...
|Tags:||Catellani & Smith, Clerkenwell Design Week, Creative, Design, London, Orsjo Belysning, &Tradition, Wastberg, Zero|
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|
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|
Photo Diary: Stockholm Furniture Fair
We recently visited the annual and influential Stockholm furniture Fair, on 9th – 13th February. This gave us the opportunity to see new products by brands we work with, meet the people behind them and their creative process!
Here we feature popular existing collections and new additions – never before on display! Stay tuned for more information on the release date of these inspiring new products.
|Tags:||Foscarini, Light Years, Louis Poulsen, Muuto, Secto Design, Stockholm Furniture Fair, &Tradition, Verpan, Zero|
Elle Decoration: March Lighting Features
February, a new month of trends to pave the way for a stylish new year! Elle Decoration March features a ‘green’ eco theme (such as pendant 1), also looking to the future with classic, minimal design which stands the test of time. Shop this collection of staple lighting features which will bring style and light to your home, for years to come!
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Flos, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Gubi, Louis Poulsen, Muuto, &Tradition|
Elle Decoration November - Lighting Special!
The November issue of Elle Decoration UK focuses on lighting! Featuring new releases, timeless classics and the most desired luminaires on the planet. As the months get darker, create a warm and cosy environment within your own space. Add light! Add style! Add warmth! Check out Elle Decoration’s lighting recommendations here on our site.
1. Bocci 73.3 Suspension 2. Fontana Arte Nebra Suspensions (Coming soon)
|Tags:||Artemide, Bocci, Elle Decor, Elle Decoration UK, Flos, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Gubi, Innermost, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Marset, Muuto, Tom Dixon., &Tradition, Zero|
Spring Into The Easter Theme!
It’s now officially spring! Which means Easter is approaching, why not browse our selection of spring coloured lighting and furniture for a simple update to your home. The collection consists of decorative pieces to appeal to children and adults a like, such as the Rabbit lamp by Moooi – very Easter appropriate! Our new selection of home scents by Tom Dixon is also featured in our selection, the Royalty candle has a sweet aroma of Earl Grey, scones and jam which is reminiscent of a English tea in spring time. Here is our collection of Spring time treats:
13-Bocci 28.1 Pendant (Custom Colours)
|Tags:||Bocci, Foscarini, Kartell, Moooi, Muuto, Porta Romana, Tom Dixon., &Tradition|
Fifteen Shades of Grey
To celebrate Valentines Day and the release of the film Fifty Shades of Grey, we thought of no better time than to show you our Grey lighting! From a wide range of tones, sizes, ceiling to table lamps…here is our definitive collection:
1. Foscarini Birdie Table Lamp 2. Diesel for Foscarini Gask Pendant 3. &Tradition Copenhagen Small Pendant 4. Tom Dixon Beat Stout Pendant 5. Moooi Lolita Floor Lamp 6. Louis Poulsen AJ Table Lamp 7. Muuto MHY Pendant 8. Moooi Bell Pendant 9. Muuto Cosy Table Lamp 10. Anglepoise Original 1227 11. Decode Heavy Wall Light 12. Foscarini Aplomb Pendant 13. Artemide Melampo Table Lamp 14. Artemide Tolomeo Pinza 15. Light Years Caravaggio P1 Pendant
Perfect as a gift or to simply add the monochrome style to your living space, one of these Grey showstoppers are sure to please!
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Decode, Diesel with Foscarini, fifty shades of grey, floor lamp, Foscarini, grey, Light Years, Moooi, Muuto, pendant, table lamp, Tom Dixon., &Tradition, wall lamp|
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|
&tradition Topan Pendant
&Tradition’s Topan pendant was the first mass produced lamp by designed Verner Panton. Topan was originally designed for the hotel and restaurant Astoria in Trondheim, Norway, in 1960. Topan pendants hung were all over, dividing large rooms into smaller and more intimate spaces. The simplicity of the design and the bold use of colour combine to create a light that is timeless and iconic.
|Tags:||Topan, &Tradition, Verner Panton|