The latest hard-hitting material trends this year, are the sustainable and durable cement and concrete. Bridging the indoors and outdoors, designers are finding creative ways in which to use these age-old, malleable products everywhere and anywhere.
Less traditional than glass and metal, we have seen these versatile substances being used as a more practical and inexpensive option in interior design. From floors to furniture, there is no surprise that it can now be seen in many product designs, including elegant and trendy light fixtures. Illumina remains on the cutting-edge of design with a range of contemporary lighting solutions that are totally embracing the concrete and cement trend.
Durable & Sustainable
Cement is an ingredient that creates concrete subsequently; both are a robust, textured design with a refined rustic appeal and when complemented with other smooth materials, they create a more organic and contemporary look. If properly maintained, it can last a lifetime. This long-lasting product is comprised of natural materials which can be repurposed and recycled. A beautiful raw product that is not only beautiful and artistic but is a great product for the sustainably conscious consumer.
Here we take a look at some of the top concrete and cement products now available through Illumina:
1 Wakefield Cement Pendant
Introduce texture and illumination to your space with the industrialised Wakefield Cement and Gold Finish Pendant Light from Illumina (R2,299.00). Minimalist shade with textural concrete is great for an urban, industrial aesthetic steeped in modernism.
2 Alek Copper Cement Desk Lamp
Give your decor an edge with the slick black looks and sharp design of the Alek Desk Lamp from Illumina (R1,299.00), made from metal for durable quality with lasting good looks. Perfect for adorning your side or console tables in your living area, bedroom, or study.
3 Azure Brass Table Lamp
Combine textures and classic tones with the Azure Brass Table Lamp from Illumina (R1,999.00). The elegant base combines metallics and cement for a luxe lift to your look. A black shade, concrete, and deluxe golden metal accents complement a range of interior palettes, from urban to modern minimalist.
4 Azure Copper Table Lamp
Balance industrial angles with elegant copper tones in the luminous Azure Copper and Concrete Table Lamp from Illumina (R1,999.00). Strong metal and concrete stand for a sturdy and stable structure creating a statement design for the lamp. The fabric shade in a drum shape diffuses a more ambient glow in your space and this stunning lamp complements industrial-glam, art deco, and modern minimalist aesthetics for versatility. Perfect for lighting your bedside, living room, or home office for practicality and contemporary style. The concrete base is handcrafted for a robust, textured design with refined-rustic appeal.
5. Benton Table Lamp
Reveal a modernist edge in your home with the minimal form of the Benton Table Lamp from Illumina (R2999.00). The copper colour of the metal shade contrasts with the wood and white cement base for a uniquely modern palette.