Material World: Let There Be Light

With high drama and big style, modern lighting fixtures come out of the dark.

let there be light

 

With their high drama and big style, modern lighting fixtures come out of the dark.

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white light

 

 

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Made of laser-cut, powder-coated steel, the ultra-modern Dandelion by Moooi doesn’t take itself too seriously. Available at Karkula in New York City $1,995

 

catch fire

 

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A modern twist on the oldest form of light, Fire Farm’s Aurora Table Lamp shimmers through its crushed metal mesh shade, which comes in brass, copper, or stainless steel. Available at Patdo in Port Chester and Designer’s Loft & Workroom in Greenwich, Connecticut $297

 

in plane, sight

 

 

The glow of colors radiating from blankblank’s Expansion Wall Sconce are produced by a single standard incandescent light bulb. The shade consists of five white plastic planes with tinted reverse sides to reflect colored light. Available at www.ylighting.com and www.lumens.com         large, $350; small, $250

 

clear cut

 

 

Part of Schonbek’s Geometrix line, the Matrix pendant (shown here in emerald green) has a polished chrome finish and highly refractive crystal octagons by Swarovski. Manufactured in the Austrian Alps, it’s cut and polished to achieve maximum optical clarity. Available in a variety of colors by special order at EXPO Design Center in New Rochelle $1,095

 

points of light

 

 

A softer take on a contemporary shape, the jeweled Corona Chandelier by Fire Farm is available in natural hemp, white, bronze, and gold dupioni silk. It also comes without beads in hemp and as a sconce or single pendant. Available at Patdo in Port Chester and Designer’s Loft & Workroom in Greenwich, Connecticut $627

 

light wood

 

 

Helmut Jousten designed the wooden facades of fixtures from Roche Bobois’ Nairobi collection. The Sonokeling (Indonesian rosewood) is
polished by hand to bring out the details of the wood and carved motifs. Available at Roche Bobois in New York City Diani lamp frame, $1,045; large Nakuru lamp, $1,320; small Nakuru lamp, $825

 

natural light

 

 

Zia-Priven Giacamo lamp, with its tall driftwood base, white linen shade, and polished nickel accents, blends a contemporary form with natural materials. For local retailers, contact Zia-Priven Design at (718) 398-6777 or www.ziapriven.com $662.50

 

ball point

 

 

Designed by David Abad and made in Spain, the Ilde Max by Dab features an elegant cluster of 19 seemingly simple sockets with clear globe bulbs. The ring can be pulled down to tighten the cluster of bulbs. Available at Lee’s Studio in New York City and at www.ylighting.com $7,639

 

so long

 

 

Porcelain Wall Light by pottery and tile artist Leo Peck features hand-etched celadon glazed tiles lit from behind by a 14-watt fluorescent bulb. The piece can be hung both vertically or horizontally. Available at www.guild.com $2,225

 

hang in there

 

 

 

With a sleek look and natural green shade, Oggetti’s Fili Pendant (shown here in green topaz) is mouth-blown in Murano, Italy, and signed by artist MaxBina. Available at Lee’s Studio in New York City and Homeward Bound in New Milford, Connecticut $450

 

 

seeing red

 

 

Ribbons of white or red Murano glass, with a crystal flashing finish, are individually suspended to form the globe of AXO Light’s Aura 60 ceiling light. Handcrafted by Murano glass-makers, the fixture is imported from Italy and has a canopy and hardware in polished chrome. Available at Lee’s Studio in New York City $4,200

 

towering inferno

 

 

Bambu Table 4’s light is diffused with stainless-steel mesh and comes in a choice of maple or walnut wood. The fixture, by &’Costa, is imported from Italy. Available at www.ylighting.com $818.55

 

 

lunar landing

 

 

Designed by Rodolfo Dordoni, the Lumiere Table Lamp by Foscarini has a base in polished aluminum and a blown glass diffuser that’s white inside and colored outside. Available at the Conran Shop in New York City $350

 

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