Behold the creative European lighting trends of 2013. One of the artists featured at Amesterdam’s Frozen Fountain is Hans van Benthum. His whimsical style of lighting (above and below) as art is so fun, so pop, so refreshingly outside of the box.
The Umbrella Chandelier above is part of the Isn’t It Romantic exhibit at the MAKK in Cologne. Lighting as art.
Above and below, both from the store Moooi in Amsterdam.
Above and below, both grand in scale, sculptural lighting as seen at IMM Cologne, very masculine contemporary.
This lighting was definitely better in person than in photo. The exactitude of the grid made for a cool pattern of light on the table below. Good for small spaces because it has a very light feel to it since you can see through it…it does not feel like it takes up a lot of space.
This chandelier was EVERYWHERE at IMM, in many different colors. Definitely the fixture of 2013. It looks better in person, by the way, imparting a feminine glam.
Above a more organic lighting approach in one of the Living Kitchen spaces.
Bottom line: European lighting trends just feel more adventurous than what we are seeing in America. What do you think? Would you have any of these in your home?