Lighting a dining space is critical to creating the right atmosphere for an enjoyable family dinner or a long lunch with friends. Light is the one tool that can immediately create atmosphere and the perfect tone for an evening in. Low level lighting creates an intimacy within a dining space which is hard replicate in other areas, setting up the perfect scenario for relaxing with friends.
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2018 saw the release of ‘Five Seasons’ the documentary movie created by filmmaker Thomas Piper celebrating the life and work of Piet Oudolf. Dutch born Oudolf is credited as being the originator of the Dutch ‘New Wave’ perennial movement which he started in the 1980’s. That movement is centred around the themes of using native North American grasses and prairie plants in a structured but naturalistic manner to achieve broad swathes of colour, texture and movement in urban spaces.
Biophilia is defined as the hardwired human inclination to affiliate with nature. The term was first popularized by American psychologist Edwards O Wilson in the 1980’s when he observed the increasing rates of urbanisation and how it was leading us to disconnect to nature. Biophilic design has become a big influencer recently and rightly so. It has become an innovative way of designing spaces where we live, work and learn by incorporating natural materials, natural light, and greenery.
We hit two of the greatest interiors shows in two months, Maison et Objet in Paris and the Northern Light Fair in Stockholm, checking out some of the key trends for 2019 and beyond. One of the biggest take-aways we’ve seen at both fairs is the re-emergence of colours, prints and texture in lighting.
It’s looking like 2019 will be one of our most exciting and interesting years. At the heart of what we do is bring stunning design and designer lead lighting products to our customers. With that in mind we’ll be working hard in 2019 to bring new exclusive brands and light products to you. Our team will be hitting the biggest and best shows in Europe as well as travelling to visit the designers and crafters of the stunning lighting we supply.