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Jul 17, 2018

Streamlight: 5 Lighting Trends of The Season

From the warm glow of industrial Edison bulbs and pendant lights to oversized fixtures and geometric angle pieces, 2018 features trendy metal finishes and fixtures that are sure to be striking, dramatic, edgy, and retro. Streamlight designer, Brad Kalish gives us insight into 5 lighting trends we will see more of in 2018.

Studio A – Schwung Homes – Soap B7 Chandelier

1. Shades of metallic (gold/rose gold/ brass)

Metallic highlights work well with contemporary décor. Resonating with luxurious jewellery and elegant and feminine features, this trending colour will surely dramatize any living space and exhibit the perfect ambience for traditional, modern, and contemporary lighting styles. A post-modern asymmetric light from one of Streamlight’s newest brand, Schwung Homes called Soap B7 Chandelier is made of solid brass with seven, mouth blown glass globes, which create a floating sensation.

Schwung Homes – Soap B7 Chandelier

2. Minimal Bare Bulbs/ Vintage Edison-Style Bulbs

Lighting trends in 2018 aren’t only revolving around the fixtures themselves, but the bulbs are making a style impact this year. Vintage Edison style bulbs in open light fixtures add a unique element to lighting designs. Energy efficient LED lights are designed to replicate vintage bulbs, which gives energy efficient lighting a timeless style. The Nando collection designed by Luca De Bona & Dario De Meo available from Karman is the perfect example of a brand utilising Vintage Edison-Style Bulbs

Nando lifestyle

3. Industrial Style

An industrial interior design has lent itself to rustic finishes, neutral colours and an emphasis on metal and 2018 is focused on using these industrial designs in a refined way. Vibia has a wide range of industrial style lighting that ranges from statement lighting pieces to table lamps, floor lamps and pendant lighting.

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4. Sculptural Statements

A statement lighting fixture can instantly add drama to a room whether in the kitchen, dining room, living room, foyers or exterior footpaths. Homeowners are falling in love with the statement, which refers to the size rather than the design. One way to incorporate this trend into your home is with brands such as Italian experts; Vibia or Zava and homemade Spanish lighting brand, Arturo Alvarez. In 2018 we can expect to see gorgeous statement lighting pieces such as orb hanging lights, cage light fixtures, as well as traditional lantern pendant lights. For a trendier decor, go for oversized light fixtures, modern chandeliers, or even outrageously over-the top statement pieces.

Arturo Alv lifestyle.

5. Botanics

A lighting system that introduces planting normally associated with an outdoor daylight environment to an indoor setting, incorporates greenery into lighting fixtures. Plants have for some time become a trend in living spaces. The addition of greenery to lighting fixtures is an imminent and perfect representation of this trend has been showcased in the Vibia Palma Collection.


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