Designers rely on architectural lighting to create stylish interiors. Architectural lighting is not just about defining elegant spaces; these lights serve a functional purpose too and their longevity – thanks to their creative design, advanced technology and quality manufacturing – outlasts temporary fads that go out of style quickly.
Here are Gineico Lighting’s top architectural lights that will bring your clients happiness for the long term.
The Lumi collection by Fabbian includes suspensions, and table, wall and pendant lights in white blown glass. Also known as artglass, this process was introduced by the ancient Romans a thousand years ago and has been developed and enhanced over time. The Lumi collection epitomises a combination of custom Italian design, functionality and what we love to call, a soft style mood lighting.
The simple design and minimalist rectangle shape of the Pivot collection by Fabbian is suitable for use in modern commercial settings, as well as for domestic spaces. The pendant, floor, wall and ceiling lights are customisable in size. Fabbian is a leading Italian manufacturer of modern lighting and the concept of this series of lights is inspired by the way grass blades grow, firmly anchored to the ground but able to move freely in the direction of the wind. The lamp as an example, therefore, produces a rectangle shape that projects an indirect, but dynamic illumination on the wall. Perfect for showcasing artwork!
The Fruitful table lamp by Fabbian has a Bauhaus aesthetic, fusing beauty with practicality. This architectural light is also available as pendant lighting. The striking table and pendant lights infuse a Zen atmosphere in both domestic and commercial spaces.
The Marchetti-produced Moons is a pendant lighting solution for a kitchen or lounge room. The Marchetti family has created architectural lights for more than forty years, and as an Italian design house, pays great attention to classical design principles and materials used. The galvanised and epoxy paint finishes are applied in-house.
The innovative Umbri Rechargeable table lamp by Marchetti is a favourite in interior design circles because of its technologically advanced wireless capability, quality of design and light efficiency of 3000K, which is both economically viable and energy efficient. As it’s shielded, the LED light helps to reduce skyglow and improve nightscapes. The metal cordless lamp is a beautiful design feature for outdoor night entertaining and comes in white, white-black, black-gold, and a bespoke combination on request.
Buzzi & Buzzi
Returning to our top architectural lighting list for 2020 is the Buzzi & Buzzi Genius downlight. This new breed of discreet architectural light with a 20mm diameter hole disappears into a recessed ceiling space. No more replacing the bulb and the infrastructure that it sits in, and no more ugly large downlights that create a ‘runway’ effect when in operation. Over the last few years, this light has also become more efficient, using less power and materials to create great results. More importantly, the small downlight punches out as much as 800 lm.
The Light Band System (known as LBS) light by Luciferos gives the lighting designer, architect or interior designer the flexibility to install the thin circular band of extruded aluminium in many different ways. LBS is available in ceiling and pendant options, and mounted with diffused direct light emission. Additionally, LBS also allows the use of directional spotlights that can be hooked and wired to the profile.
Another Luciferos favourite is the File Flex, which is a versatile aluminium profile available in system kits to be assembled for ceiling or suspension installation to draw infinite shapes in space. The linear LED source follows the profile’s shapes, enhanced by a flexible opal silicone screen. Perfect for commercial spaces, File Flex is a family of wall, floor, ceiling and suspended lights, featuring an extruded aluminium profile with curvilinear shapes up to 3 metres in diameter.
Fontana Arte’s Parola collection comprising of the pendant as well as table, wall and floor lamps, focuses on minimalist design, which would fit perfectly in a sleek, modern interior. This light is created through three different kinds of glass manufacturing processes including opaline blown glass for the adjustable shade, natural glass for the stem and natural bevelled crystal for the base.
Kanji by Fontana Arte is inspired by the oriental lantern. The hand-blown glass diffuser in frosted white and translucent smoke is adorned with a pleated surface decoration. A black LED ring runs inside the light and magically illuminates the diffuser, resulting in a soft and warm glow. Kanji is also available as a table lamp.
APEX by Fontana Arte is an elegant newcomer to our top Italian architectural lights of 2020. Manufactured as a wall or ceiling lamp, this unique light features a form whose central element recalls an eye shape. As it almost disappears into its surroundings, it radiates a powerful and practical line of light. The continuous light can be horizontal and vertical across a ceiling and a wall.
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