Wouldn’t you want to listen to your favorite music while turning on the lamp? What if I tell you that lighting design as we know it is gone forever?
A few weeks ago I was racing the floor of the Javits Center exploring the New York Now, home decor trade show. This year I was in search of soulful, interesting lighting design. I was there for a treat. I met wonderful and spirited designers that I just couldn’t help but share all I learned with you!
So don’t miss the video below at the end of this post.
Here are some highlights from the show if you prefer pictures and reading:
1. JinGoo by Daqi Concept is LED light integrated as a blue tooth speaker that can also serve as a nightlight
As I spoke to Lotta Tu, the creator of this beautiful speaker-lamp, she shared her desire to make a lighting fixture that was “not just another electronic gadget.” She aimed to give the bird a “soul” by bringing together traditional Taiwanese craft and modern technology. All birds are hand painted – from a traditional blue and white of the “Feathered China” to the gorgeous gold sputtered coating of “The Phoenix.” You can use it as a nightlight for kids that are afraid of the dark.
Or just hang it in the kitchen or a dining room.
It would also make a fantastic gift for anyone.
Uma is a perfect beach buddy that you can take with you on a romantic date as it combines both, beautiful, soft light and the music. Surround sound? Yes. Sound control doubled with light control? Yes. Beautiful design? Definitely.
Surround sound? Yes. Sound control doubled with light control? Yes. Beautiful design? Definitely.
Sound control doubled with light control? Yes. Beautiful design? Definitely.
In fact, it’s designed to invoke the primal symbol of the lantern and the warmth of the campfire all in one. Don’t go on dates? No problem. Throw a party and showcase a beautiful lantern with a modern twist.
A lucious leather strap and a minimal sleek shape with an omnidirectional woofer and tweeter combined with, state of the art Warm-Dim LED technology provides the ultimate high fidelity experience in any environment.
3. Bow Floor Lamp, Q-Bot Kone by Tightrope Furniture and Lighting
Another inspiration comes from Tightrope Furniture and Lighting, a company located in Brooklyn, New York. A five people company strives for harmony and balance between art and utility.
Bow Light by Tightrope is named for the bow of a violin. If you have a small space you’ll love it. Tuck it in the corner or hang it horizontally ovber a vanity. Its base is heavy so it can’t be moved around easily or knocked down by kids.
Want an accent light for your shelves or a wall unit? No problem.
Nostalgic about old techniques in craftsmanship? You’ll there for a treat.
The company uses superior traditional techniques and nostalgic, simple shapes refreshed with technological advancements. Here are the stories I managed to record.
Watch the video and meet the 3 brilliant lighting design companies I fell in love with:
• LED lighting is here to stay. In a couple of years, a common “A” bulb will be as extinct as Tyrannosaurus Rex. Try to look for LED lights whenever you’re in the market to buy.
• Lamp cords have graduated from undesirable, sad thing that we were hiding behind the coffee tables. Now they are becoming more like funky accessories.
Don’t be afraid to go for colorful light cords and display them with confidence.
• Plug-in lighting fixtures are becoming more common. Now you can save some money on expensive electric work. Less hassle, more in your wallet.
• Built in dimmers and magnetic lamps add more convenience and versatility. Now you can transfer a lighting fixture to any room.
• Built-in technology allows for the advanced speaker function within the lamp. Look for the nightlight which is also a speaker.
Ready to rekindle your home with some awesome lighting?
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P.S. If you like this post might find my next post helpful as well. It will be all about Chandeliers and I promise that it’s going to be super helpful!
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