Is it just me, or are you getting tired of seeing the same ole same ole predictable lighting choices when you shop for yourself or clients? I want to share some fun lighting options that can liven up a room. Gone are the days where art is only hung on the wall. Lighting and art are merging to enhance the experience of interior design:
Marcel Wanders, Co-Founder of Moooi: thank you for your eccentrically creative mind and your talented team of designers who are making interiors fun. Above Wander-ful selections are as follows: Top left- Corinthian Club in Glascow, Great Britain- design by Graven Images, Photography by Renzo Mazzolini. Top right- Raimond lamp by Raymond Puts for Moooi. This lamp is designed with mathematical exactitude, punctuated by tiny LED lights. Bottom Left- Casa Son Vida in Mallorca, Spain. Design by tecArchitecture & Marcel Wanders Studio. Bottom Right- Restaurant Les 4 Sergents, La Rochelle, France. Design by Octant Design La Rochelle, Photography by Fabrise Pouplier. PAPER CHANDELIER by Moooi.
I love gorgeous old architecture and big proportions. What makes it even better is a touch of the unexpected, which we can count of Marcel Wanders to deliver in spades. These contemporary fixtures by Moooi breathe a welcome update to classic spaces. The unpredictable mix of styles is invigorating.
If you read the good design magazines you have likely seen the work of stylist and editor Stacy Kunstel and photographer Michael Partenio. They are uber-talented, detail oriented and hopelessly romantic. In April-May we will see them on 5-6 magazine covers AND on the cover of new Rizzoli book Greenwich Style. These two make a talented team. When they are not creating magazine eye candy for the rest of us to devour, they are creating beautiful decorative objects for their company Dunes and Duchess. Michael is Dunes and Stacy is Duchess, is that romantic or what? How fascinating that these two talents are not only styling gorgeous homes, but making homes gorgeous as well with lighting, tables and more like you see above. They are giving lighting that touch of whimsy that so many of us crave with gorgeous colors and finishes . Yeah Dunes and Duchess!! Thank you. If you like what you see here you will love the rest of their product line with tables, chairs and lighting.
above photo credits: Michael Partenio