Let there be lighting

When the Lord said, “Let there be light,” as recorded in Genesis, do you think he was going for traditional crystal, which is having another moment, or more of a Danish modern look?

Fortunately, there is something for every taste as our thoughts turn naturally to lighting in a season in which the days have grown shorter and in a stay-at-home moment that finds us all feathering our nests.

For traditional feather-ers, there’s t (1) – from the Greek, meaning “light” – with curving arms of low-carbon steel, Italian-cast brass floral bobeches and Bohemian hand-cut crystal. The chandelier comes in heirloom gold, heirloom or antique silver or black. 

The 150-year-old Schonbek is also home to the equally elegant Jasmine and Tassau lines and the sumptuous Bagatelle collection.

For more, visit schonbek.com.

For modernists, Sonneman-A Way of Light makes Coral Surface lighting (2) that snakes along a wall or over a ceiling for a general glow that also targets downlighting. The metal body connects a series of three-light modules, which allows you to vary the size and the spacing. Each section features a smooth, circular shade wrapping around the LED source, the diffusers made of thermoplastic with an acrylic lens. 

For more, visit sonnemanawayoflight.com.

Still can’t get enough of cluster pendants? Try Original BTC’s bone china offerings, including the Fin Pendant collection, which will remind you of cream-colored seashells (3).

For more, visit originalbtc.com.

With many of us living and entertaining outdoors as much as in, even in the cold weather months – hey, what’s a few frozen fingertips among friends – Ameico Lighting is here to help with its battery-operated portable lanterns. They include the egg-shaped &Traditon Lucca, whose golden glow is designed to evoke the northern Tuscan city of Lucca (another name meaning “light”) at night (4); Le Klint Candlelight by Philip Bro Ludvigsen, a flickering “flame” under a glass dome that provides a snuggy Scandinavian “hygge” wagmag.com/visiting-scandinavia-at-home/ environment (5); the cylindrical Ro Table Lamp, conjuring 1920s Danish craftsmanship (6); and the mushroom-shaped Como Table Lamp by Space Copenhagen (7).

For more, visit ameico.com.

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