The Art of Lighting Fixtures

A personal gallery of the most beautiful lighting fixtures available online.

June 29, 2005

Art Nouveau Lamps

Art Nouveau Lamps

Here are some examples of Art Nouveau Lamps. I find these quite tacky, but everyone is entitled to their individual taste.

"Art Nouveau" is one of those terms adopted from the French to sound sophisticated, but it merely means "new art" if literally translated. Many people get 'art nouveau' and 'art deco' mixed up. "Art Nouveau" refers to a popular form of decoration during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It usually involved the depiction of flowers or leaves in flowing patterns. "Art Nouveau" was also a school of art and architecture in France and popular in the 1890's.

"Art Deco" on the other hand, represents a very popular style during the period of about 1925 to 1940. The art deco architectural and decorative art pieces at that time emphasized strong colors, the use of glass and geometric designs.

June 27, 2005

Outdoor Cafe Lamps

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There is probably no better way to attract attention to your retail store or outdoor cafe than with the strategic use of beautiful lamps and lights. Here is a gorgeous fine art print of outdoor lamps by Erin Clark.

June 21, 2005

Halogen Table Lamp

This table lamp is known as the "Heron Halog" and was designed by Isao Hosoe. It won the Chicago Atheneum Good Design Award in 1996. It is designed such that the head of the lamp always remains parallel with the work surface. The lamp has microwheels installed in the base to make it easy to move

The Heron table lamp is available in metallic colours of silver, yellow, red and blue and in moulded colours of white, black, red and blue. View more details at Luxit.

June 18, 2005

Red Alien Table Lamp

Here's a photo of a shop window with some intriguing lamps. The photo was taken by lunaryuna.

The red lamp is spectacularly original. I've never seen a table lamp quite like this one.