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Light Junction 2014: Trendy Lampshade Design

Ali Patel, Consultant

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One of the best things about working in the design sector is being exposed to gorgeous examples of residential and corporate design.

However, as a writer on all things lighting within the B2B PR arena, I have my reservations about some lighting design….especially ‘lampshades’. I am not talking luminaires, fittings and functionality here, but….. ‘decorative lighting’. I even have to put the word ‘decorative lighting’ in apostrophe’s as that is how we, in the commercial lighting arena, tend to view decorative fixtures and fittings.

I have to say though, after a day at  LightJunction 2014, I might just possibly be a convert to all things decorative. From the gorgeous, iconic lines of the Caravaggio to the more organic, digitally carved BEL light, my 1970’s twisted view of the word ‘lampshade’ has been forever changed.

Here are some of the head turners from the show:

Blackbody transformed the entrance to LightJunction with 2,700 OLEDs – officially the most sexy car park entrance on the planet!

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Stunning luminaries from Foldability, containing Megaman’s Opal LED Classic & sparkling IncandaLED

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The iconic Cecilie Manz designed Caravaggio still looks glorious thanks to the guys at Light Years

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Unique interpretations of iconic Anglepoise® and ercol products, by 19 leading designers, for the Teddy’s Wish charity auction at the show.

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Belgian design Duo LMBRJK, brought ‘digital wood’ into the lighting arena with their latest creation the BEL light.

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