The Luxury of Lighting - An Abundance Of Options For Illuminating Your World


The GEA pendant 


Spanish Style
Showcased recently at the 2010 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), the GEA pendant by Spanish lighting designer Arturo Álvarez is made of silicone and comes in white (pictured), black, orange or blue. The suspending cable wire may be either black or transparent; the design also exists as a floor lamp. Available through Illuminations in DC.
Corbett Lighting's Vertigo fixture.


 
Circular Motion
Corbett Lighting’s Vertigo fixture is comprised of circular, handcrafted iron rings, variously sized and fused together around a cylindrical light. Comes in a bronze or gold leaf finish with a caramel ice diffuser (pictured here), or in silver with a citrine ice diffuser. Available through Dominion Electric Supply as a pendant or wall sconce.

A table lamp by glass artist Tracy Glover.



Custom Lit
Glass artist Tracy Glover creates custom, mouth-blown glass lamps that can be purchased in striped and solid color combinations as well as in a white lace pattern. Shades are available in four different silk colors and in Belgian linen; customers may also select the metal for the hardware. Available through Urban Country in Bethesda, Maryland; Valerianne in Vienna, Virginia; and A Mano in DC. 


Cage, a line of lighting

Team Work
The design company Successful Living from Diesel has teamed up with Foscarini to create Cage, a contemporary-style pendant inspired by the old carriage lanterns of the past. Designed by Diesel and produced by Foscarini, the fixture is a glass light surrounded by a metallic grille; the light is available in a variety of colors and the fixture itself also comes in floor and table versions.

 
The Candelier ceiling fan from Casablanca.



By Candlelight
The Candelier ceiling fan from Casablanca combines 48 wax candles in varying heights and hues, each with its own bulb that mimics the flickering glow of a real flame. Its oil-rubbed bronze ring houses a sleek, three-blade ceiling fan; a six-speed wall control is included. On a separate circuit, eight halogen down lights are integrated into the design to light up a bedroom or tabletop. Available through Annapolis Lighting. 


Italian porcelain company Villari's Amber chandelier.


A Natural Bent
Working with a Scottish foundry, Marsia Holzer of The Marsia Holzer Studio creates lamps with cast-bronze bases and organic materials such as crystal and mica. Her Bronze Mica Table Lamp incorporates a silicone bronze base with a “white mica” shade to create a simple, timeless design.

The Bronze Mica Table Lamp from The Marsia Holzer Studio.


Going for Baroque
Italian porcelain company Villari’s sumptuous Amber chandelier was designed in the Italian Baroque style.The fixture boasts amber-colored Swarovski crystal beads, a brass-plated nickel column and base covered in 24-carat gold leaf, and silk shades.  Available through Lights of Venice in Rockville.


The Verve In-Wall Luminaire from Swarovski.

Crystal Clear
High-end crystal and jewelry manufacturer Swarovski offers the Verve In-Wall Luminaire, part of its Crystal Glance lighting line. The fixture can be mounted vertically or horizontally and comes as a pendant as well. Available through Dulles Electric & Supply Corporation. 
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The Milan ceiling fan, handcrafted of artisan glass.

A Warm Glow
A handcrafted artisan-glass light fixture gives the contemporary Milan ceiling fan a warm glow. The natural contours of the three blades, powered by an efficient, high-performance motor, provide powerful airflow. Available at any of the 45 locations of Dan’s Fan City, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. 


Studio Italia's recessed lighting
A Modern Look
While recessed lighting tends to be unobtrusive by design, Italian designer Fabio Ligresti’s thick, hand-blown, square and round collars of glass protrude from the ceiling, calling attention to their minimalist lines. Three fixtures—Campy, Cambio  and Twin—are sold through Studio Italia Design. 


The Mariposa pendant

Butterfly Wings
Mariposa means butterfly in Spanish. In his inspired design for La Murrina, Marco Piva strung together flat Venetian-glass beads to create the Mariposa pendant, suspending them from a base so they seem to flutter like wings. Also available in black and white. 

Stonegate Designs' Roots Sconce.

Made in the Shade
Designed by Agnes & Hoss, Stonegate Designs’ Roots Sconce is a single-arm fixture made of walnut (pictured), maple or polished nickel. The shade is available in a variety of patterns and colors. The Roots line includes floor and table lamps, a chandelier and a double-arm sconce. 


Spanish industrial
Industrial Design
At this year’s ICFF, Spanish industrial design company Santa & Cole showcased their Moaré lamp. Designed by Antoni Arola back in 2003, this innovative fixture superimposes shades to create an asymmetrical effect. This year, Santa & Cole elaborated on the original design by introducing new sizes, colors and formats.

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