As the days get longer the nights become more leisurely… we’re talking balmy summer’s evenings where you wish to be outside all night long. In fact, summer in the Southern Hemisphere is sensational and best enjoyed outdoors, particularly in the evenings, when the extreme heat of the day has made way for a more comfortable kind of warm.
The enjoyment of an outdoor space, be it a compact courtyard, a cosy patio or a sprawling garden, is further enhanced by the right kind of lighting. Outdoor lighting can work to make your space more inviting, more attractive and, on a practical level, safer.
And the good news is that bollards and bulkheads aren’t the be-all and end-all of outdoor lighting. The Euro Nouveau collection boasts a selection of beautiful and bespoke outdoor light fittings by some of the world’s foremost lighting design brands. Here are some of our favourites.
Amax by Fontana Arte
The Amax floor lamp presents an extra-large interpretation of a classic Fontana Arte lampshade, and a delightfully unusual choice for an outdoor lamp. An iron base, aluminium frame and translucent white polyethylene diffuser make the piece durable and resistant to corrosive elements, thus ideal for the outdoors.
Avico by Fontana Arte
The oversized Avico suspension lamp makes for a stunning feature on a large patio. The semi-spherical shape of the piece lends it a modern architectural edge that sets it apart from conventional outdoor lighting options. Avico has a translucent white polyethylene diffuser, with chrome-plated metal mounting and ceiling canopy. The inside of the shade is white, while the exterior is available in either white or black, and the fixture is suspended on a steel cable.
Uovo by Fontana Arte Taking on the natural form of an egg, the Uovo is one of Fontana Arte’s most iconic pieces of all time. This shape is one in which symmetry and asymmetry work together harmoniously, with a “shell” that creates the idea of the ultimate lightness. In the outdoor version of Uovo the diffuser comprises opaline frosted white polyethylene, which ensures resistance to the elements. The frame is made of stainless steel, which further adds to the durability of the piece.
Ralph by Panzeri With something of a country house look and feel to it, the Ralph lamp by Panzeri is as hardworking as is it attractive. Available as both a suspension lamp and a floor lamp, Ralph works to create a homely atmosphere outdoors. The lampshade is made with hand-woven synthetic rattan while the stem is a combination of aluminium and brass.
Miss by Lombardo Let’s have a round of applause for Miss Italy! With her original design, innovative materials and trendy colours, the stylish Miss pendant lamp is certainly worthy of a sexy title. The body of the lamp is made of innovative bio-composite materials that ensure its resistance to the elements, while the diffuser is polycarbonate.
Warm by Karboxx Warm steps out of the shade to make a statement! The soft shape of this column lamp cuts an evocative, sensual figure, adding a romantic ambience to an outdoor space as the materials exalt the shape, and vice versa.
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