Suspension Lights – Iconic Favourites

A stunning suspension light can transform a space into something quite special. The Italians are really the market leaders with iconic brands such as Flos, Artemide, Foscarini and Kartell
Tom Dixon is flying the flag for us Brits with his iconic and individual lighting designs. George Nelson’s Bubble lights are superb lights that offer mid-century design from Modernica. For a Scandinavian fix Muuto do some cool and colourful designs.

Whatever your design style, when choosing a suspension light think about the following:

what sort of light do you want  – diffused, up/down light, bright light ?
do you have supplementary lighting or is it your only source of light in the room?
do you mind if you can see the bulb from below ?
length of cable – do you have a high ceiling ?
dimensions – too big will overpower, too small will look silly ?
cluster of lights – great option if you like a smaller light but have a big space ?

To help you along here are some of our iconic favourites.

Foscarini – Caboche Media Suspension light

Foscarini Caboche Light
The Foscarini Caboche suspension light – a true Design Classic
Foscarini Caboche Amber
Beads that make up the Foscarini Caboche Amber version
Tom Dixon – Copper Shade suspension light

Tom Dixon Copper Shade
Simple yet sublime Tom Dixon Copper Shade Supension light available in 2 sizes – 25cm & 45cm diameter
Tom Dixon Copper Shade in a cool dining room setting
Tom Dixon Copper Shade in a cool dining room setting

Flos – Smithfield suspension light
Flos Smithfield Suspension Light
Jasper Morrison’s stunning Smithfield light for Flos is available in 3 colours – White, Black and Mud

Modernica – Bubble suspension light

Modernica Bubble Lights
Modernica Bubble Lights in abundance (image coutesy of http://www.nylafreedesigns.com/2012/10/experience-london-hotel-citizen-m/)
Bubble Lights by George Nelson
Selection of iconic Bubble Lights designed by American designer George Nelson

 Lighting is so important and makes such a difference to a space, see our selection of stunning suspension lights – hope this has helped!

The Team at Cimmermann

CREDITS AND LINKS

http://pixersize.com/blog/en/10555/top-11-hot-interior-design-trends-2014

Spring Into The Outdoors – how to plan a new outdoors for Summer 2014

This year, live outside. Extend the size of your home by using your outdoor space to its best advantage. In the spring and summer, your outdoors can be an extension of your indoors. Imagine enjoying an evening around a cosy outdoor fireplace, lounging in style. Or taking a nap in a luxurious armchair whilst gazing at the stars. We think there are three key areas to consider when planning your outdoors for this summer: furniture, flow and lighting.

Furniture

No longer simply the realm of deck chairs or rattan, today designers are able to use innovative materials to bring the comfort of indoors, out. Take the Kartell Pop Outdoor Sofa, which now comes in a range of Sunbrella fabrics.

Kartell Pop Outdoor Sofa -Spring
Spring into Summer – Kartell Pop Outdoor Sofa
Flow

Remove the distinction between indoor and out. With doors flung wide, stepping onto your deck, terrace or lawn should feel a seamless transition. Outdoor fabrics for awnings and furniture, can match your indoor colour scheme. We love Sunbrella outdoor fabrics  for their palette of 55 solids, influenced by a return to the natural, full of subtle nuances of pure white, ivory, taupe, coffee or ochre brown.  Danish fabric company Kvadrat do some stunning
outdoor fabrics too.

Spring - Kvadrat Waterborn Fabric
Spring Outdoor Fabrics – Kvadrat Waterborn
Lighting

Forget the glare of a security light. Today’s outdoor lighting can enhance mood and tone from dusk to darkness. The Foscarini Solar Outdoor Floor Light works as lighting, a table, or a contemporary hearth to gather around Or try an Artemide Dioscuri wall light for its soft diffused light.

Spring - Outdoor Foscarini Solar Light
Spring Lights for Outdoor – Foscarini Solar Lights
Bring on the Summer Sunshine!

The Team at Cimmermann

Valentines Day at Home In Style

Do Valentines Day at Home in Style – Design Tips to Make Your Heart Flutter

When it comes to Valentines Day, staying in is definitely the new going out. Home is where the heart is after all. Whether you are planning a cosy romantic evening or prefer a bit of drama in the mix, here are some tips for transforming your abode into a romantic den.

Mood Lighting

A combination of soft lighting and gentle flickering candlelight creates the perfect romantic setting. This is a real opportunity to invest in an exquisite piece of designer lighting. Enhance your space with a delicate modern glow with the elegantly ethereal Artemide Logico Floor Light. The distinctive shape and polished finish of the blown glass diffuser resembles a piece of silk. Touch-sensitive dimmer control lets you easily adjust the light to really set the scene. Make a real statement with a red Flowerpot light, a retro design classic from Verner Panton. If you are seeking a more dramatic show of affection, positioning a contemporary candelabra on your dining table or coffee table makes an indulgent centrepiece certain to have impact. Finish the space with a metallic wall mirror that bounces light around the room beautifully.

Valentines Day - Artemide Logico Floor Light
Artemide Logico Floor light – shade is made from glass but looks more like silk
Valentines Day - Red FLowerpot Light
Make a statement – Red Flowerpot light from Verner Panton
Amorous Accessories

Dressing your home to impress with lavish layers and adorable accents gives familiar surroundings an inviting themed angle. Increase the tonal temperature with a pop of passionate colour by introducing a bold cushion from HAY to a sofa or chair. Snuggle up in front of the fire under the season’s charming print throw. Why not peruse our fine collection of beautiful hand-painted designer wallpaper and create a feature wall? From delightful romantic florals to glamorous gothic-inspired designs, your room will be given incredible artsy dimension. For the ultimate heart-warming, show-stopping retro style statement, opt for the utterly unique Vitra Heart Cone Chair.

Valentines Day - Heart Cone Chair
Heart Cone Chair by Vitra – the ultimate Valentines Gift
Valentines Day - Lovebirds Cushion
The appropriately titles Lovebirds cushion by Timorous Beasties
Fine Dining

Staying in to celebrate Valentine’s Day does not have to mean sacrificing the fine dining experience. Why not plan an à la carte experience at home? While you might have the delicious cuisine under control, investing in an impressive designer dining table ensures a hospitable high-end look to make you both feel extra special. From sleek and sophisticated to strong and natural, we have a stunning selection to ensure you dine in style.

Valentines Day - Muuto table
One of our favourite Dining tables by Muuto the 70/70 table. It has a really cool plywood detail edging

Have a Happy Valentines Day whoever and wherever you were – but remember keep it stylish!

The Team at Cimmermann