- Art & Design
What you hang from your ceiling largely determines the symphony of the room. That is why the most present lighting is often found in this category. Controlled bombastic at the right times and always speaking for itself, among our favourite designs it is hard to choose.
Every interior calls for an expressive note. When it also fulfils the lighting function to your liking, you have the best of both worlds. Vincent Pocsik's work is, to put it mildly, striking. In terms of materials, his preference is wood, as he is convinced that it is a matter with real wisdom. His hand is sculptural, and his vision focused on abstracting human forms. The final products give the impression of being elastic in nature and at the same time as strong as your own body. Instead of just making pretty things, he strives to realise designs that take on a life of their own. Thanks to the movable forms of his portfolio and the abstract language he speaks, he succeeds phenomenally.
Soft Light Store
The most special designs are usually the ones that require the most time. Soft Light Store's lighting is a prime example, as each piece is the result of a whole number of hours of handwork. Thousands of knots lovingly tied come together in a final design that speaks volumes. Agave fibres are among their most common materials. The pieces almost also serve as a decorative object that can stand on its own, independently of its function.
The current range of ceiling lights is enormously varied and stimulating.
What initially started with a small range of table lighting has for Johan Entler since evolved into a full collection of lamps and other furniture. With his eponymous studio in Los Angeles, he produces designs in which he can fully express his playfulness. He is not shy about using colour, as the opposite proves true. Depending on the possibilities in a particular room, you can always find a version in assortment that completely suits you and your interior. Although both the colours and shapes are often clearly pronounced, the lighting still enjoys a pleasing simplicity. The distinctive style of its portfolio means you can recognise its stamp from afar, which is a big advantage in today's design sector. The current range of ceiling lights is enormously varied and stimulating. These names are therefore just some of our favourite designs of the moment, and we always keep our eyes open for even more of this goodness. Using a chandelier that is fully in line with the mood and style you want to evoke in your interior can make a world of difference. Different materials lend themselves to inventive ideas and interesting techniques, and there will always be something new to discover within this speaking segment of the design world. These talents will undoubtedly provide great sequels to their impressive ranges.
Header image: Pulling/Pushing by Vincent Pocsik, Twentieth Gallery
Image 2: Image courtesy of Soft Light Store
Image 3: The Soucy Shop, photography by Adam Milliron
Image 4: Image courtesy of Soft Light Store
Image 5: Courtesy of Studio AOAO, photography by Ester Grass Vergara
Image 6: Swadoh © Woodie Williams
Image 7: Lisa Allegra, photography by Thibault Charpentier
Image 8: Entler, photography by Matthew Seifnia @matthewseifnia, styling by Maurice Harris @bloomandplume
Image 9: Heaps and Woods, photography by Javi Jardo
Image 10: Courtesy of Studio AOAO
Text by Cara Jacobs