With their great decorative potential, light fixtures are far from being just functional objects. This is even more obvious when imaginative designers create stunning pieces able to single-handedly define a space.
2020 will be another year when such an opportunity will not be wasted. Here are a few examples of our favorite 2020 lighting trends, brought to us by designers with an artistic vision, a penchant for recycling and a serious appetite for novelty.
Lighting as an art form
When coupled with the right materials and vision, light has a wonderful artistic potential. Made from hand-molded iron, this Amica Modern Art Deco Star Light Dotted Cloud Lamp uses LED lights to create a romantic effect. Used alone, the lamp captures the attention and plays the role of a decorative piece. When a few such luminous clouds are brought into commercial settings, they evoke the beauty of a calm and friendly sky and give the ceilings a charm and visual interest that they rarely have.
A cascade of crystals is the perfect medium for creating stunning light reflections. This piece by Swarovski creates the illusion of light flowing over the room, calling to mind the movement of a waterfall.
The MESH light fixture by Francisco Gomez Paz mixes a dramatic presence with unique functionality. Placed at the intersection of flexible cables that are woven into a graceful piece, LED lights turn on together or in clusters, depending on the amount of light you desire.
Giving a new life to used materials, recycling continues to shape the lighting trends in 2020. This eco-friendly drum-shaped pendant flaunts a handmade cardboard shade on a steel structure. Paired with a glass diffuser, the neutral-colored shade has a warm, cozy and inviting look.
Sometimes, the simplest materials create the best visual effects. These hand-woven lampshades from Pop & Scott’s Dreamweaver Light collection are made with high-quality yarn and a perfect trust in the decorative power of geometric shapes.
Made from premium iron and boasting five exposed light bulbs, this pipe chandelier continues the industrial lighting trend in 2020 and brings in the charm of raw materials.
Geometry and simplicity
The simple beauty of geometric shapes has always been a source of inspiration for ingenious designers. The 2020 lighting trends are in part driven by an aspiration to such an elegant simplicity. The Kuu pendant collection by the award-winning designer Elina Ulvio from Helsinki pays tribute to it with its ovals and circles, and with an inspired restraint from complicating a perfectly clean and attractive construction. The inner circles can be rotated to direct the light as needed. As a piece of fitting trivia, Kuu is Finnish for moon.
Designed by Robert Sonneman, this spectacular piece is the epitome of multi-directional illumination. Descending from a geometric grid of thin metal bars, multiple delicate pendants cover an 8-foot area, embellishing the ceiling, bathing the space in light and creating the visual illusion of floating shining orbs.
Renewed mid-century design
Mid-century design has a clean look that greatly appeals to today’s tastes. Reinterpretations of this style are hot and very desirable in 2020. This Modern Hanging Light by Jay Harrison from Mod Creations combines the (unfinished) brass, the geometric precision and the simplicity of lines specific to mid-century design.
An intricate combination of spheres, straight lines and soft curves, this Mid-century Parlor Chandelier resembles the creation of an engineering mind. The 12-light design offers generous multi-directional illumination, while the metal-glass combination is sharp and modern.
Resting on a tear-shaped metal frame, this white globe of light has a sculptural appeal and can easily double as wall decor.
Finally, this clean yet sophisticated cluster of lights on a linear brass frame, coming from a New York-based studio, is a perfect example of the visual power of simple design. Its almost organic form that might call to mind plump fruits growing on a branch is in fact a carefully streamlined design, ideal for modern and contemporary settings.
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