Total Enlightenment

Discover 2015’s bright ideas in lighting trends.

By Kristin Miller

Efficacious lighting is a harmonious collaboration between form, function and aesthetic. While classic designs will always be in vogue, this year, there are four distinct trends that stand out from the rest. Graceful sculptural shapes and organic forms inspired by nature are juxtaposed by the hard-edge lines of industrial lighting as well as a return to Mid-Century modish designs. Get inspired by these fabulous, creative and thought-provoking designs.

 

Inspired by Nature

In a nod to nature, light fixtures in organic shapes or made from natural materials lend an ethereal touch to any space of the home.

The sculptural iron branches, warm silver leaf finish and Murano crystal drops of Corbett Lighting’s Enchanted collection lend a whimsical touch of nature. Available at Galleria Lighting & Design (100 Rio Grande Blvd., Denver) 303.592.1223 | gallerialighting.net 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminiscent of the pre-historic era, Kalco’s Fossil pendant features an antique bronze exterior with an antique gold interior in an organic shape that glows from the inside out. Available at Urban Lights (1393 S. Santa Fe Dr., Denver) 303.989.8895 | urbanlightsdenver.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspired by the vineyards of the Napa Valley, Kalco’s Napa chandelier is a delicate, organic light fixture with hand-forged vines of iron that curl upward around soft shades. Available at Galleria Lighting & Design (100 Rio Grande Blvd., Denver) 303.592.1223 | gallerialighting.net 

 

 

 

 

 

Sensational Sculptures

Equal parts functional illumination and abstract works of art, sculptural lighting fixtures are natural conversation pieces while serving a distinct purpose.

 

Inspired by the Celtic symbol of eternity, Kalco’s Eternity 5 Light Pendant features interlocking rings positioned to create a sense of perpetual movement and representing the continuous cycle of time. Available at Urban Lights (1393 S. Santa Fe Dr., Denver) 303.989.8895 | urbanlightsdenver.com

 

 

 

Studio Italia Design’s Curl My Light, designed by Russian designer Dima Loginoff, is a collection of pendants, table and floor lamps that are made by slicing a metal cylinder in pieces and then welding the pieces back together. Available at studioitalia.com 

 

 

Positively electrifying, the spring-like appearance of Corbett Lighting’s Recoil creates an energetic, dynamic vibe to even the most static of spaces. Its low profile design is also perfect for lower ceiling applications. Available at Urban Lights (1393 S. Santa Fe Dr., Denver) 303.989.8895 | urbanlightsdenver.com 

 

 

Perfect as an standalone pendant or in groups for a clustered effect, the Shelter collection from Troy Lighting is hand-formed out of wire and finished in revolution bronze—a construction process that ensures no two pendants are exactly alike. Available at Galleria Lighting & Design (100 Rio Grande Blvd., Denver) 303.592.1223 | gallerialighting.net 

 

 

 

 

Corbett Lighting’s spiraling Vertigo pendant light offers a sleek modern style for a contemporary setting. Available at Lamps Plus (1547 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver) 303.756.1314 | lampsplus.com 

 

 

With elegant curves and a circular shape, the Possini Euro Design Silver Waves pendant is a fabulous choice for a dining room, breakfast nook or entryway. Available at Lamps Plus (1547 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver) 303.756.1314 | lampsplus.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kalco’s Monaco Collection features elegant swirls and a warm finish for a graceful fixture that is as unique as it is stylish. Available at Galleria Lighting & Design (100 Rio Grande Blvd., Denver) 303.592.1223 | gallerialighting.net

 

 

 

 

Mid-Century Modern

In the 50’s the launch of the Sputnik satellite captured the world spotlight and inspired a new era of design. The Sputnik chandelier is an icon of Mid-Century style and makes a strong comeback this year in the form of exciting chandeliers evoking a timeless modern design.

Corbett Lighting’s Meteor is a Sputnik design that’s light years ahead. A mixture of natural agate pieces in warm amber hues and sturdy iron rods finished in textured gold leaf make this pendant a distinctive element of the home. Available at Urban Lights (1393 S. Santa Fe Dr., Denver) 303.989.8895 | urbanlightsdenver.com

 

 

Troy Lighting’s Nebula is a Sputnik fixture with an unusual and asymmetrical form. A true mid-century modern masterpiece! Available at The Lighting Studio (1024 Cherokee St., Denver) 303.595.0900 | thelightingstudio.com

 

 

Capturing the impression of the night sky, Kalco’s Galaxy 3 Light Semi Flush fixture adds a flash of retro glitz—perfect for an

entertaining area or any space with a mid-century mod design. Available at Galleria Lighting & Design (100 Rio Grande Blvd., Denver) 303.592.1223 | gallerialighting.net  

 

Industrial Revolution

One might not exactly associate America’s industrial era with any kind of “chic-ness” but today’s industrial style lighting fixtures are hot! “Edison Bulbs” are everywhere—kitchens, dining rooms and bathrooms—as they bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary.

From Troy Lighting, the Flatiron Wide Weathered Iron Pendant Light’s circular shape and hand-worked wrought iron with a weathered finish, epitomizes the industrial age. Available at Lamps Plus (1547 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver) 303.756.1314 | lampsplus.com

 

 

The reclaimed style of Kitchler Lighting’s Braelyn 5-Light Chandelier in Olde Bronze adds a vintage appeal with glass shades reminiscent of glass jars that were so prevalent in 19th century American life. Available at Urban Lights (1393 S. Santa Fe Dr., Denver) 303.989.8895 | urbanlightsdenver.com 


Troy Lighting’s Conduit collection features intricate sculptural pipelines and wire cages that wrap around Edison-style bulbs channeling an unmistakable industrial chic. Available at The Lighting Studio (1024 Cherokee St., Denver) 303.595.0900 | thelightingstudio.com

 

 

 

The industrial era comes alive with the antique style Europa 1910 Edison Bulb Bronze Multi Light Pendant. Featuring eight early 1900’s-style Edison bulbs, this design offers a romantic if not glamorous style to the home. Available at Lamps Plus (1547 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver) 303.756.1314 | lampsplus.com