Design trends: a latest lighting

Design trends: a latest lighting

The clocks going behind outlines a start of prolonged winter nights — so lighten a dark with a tantalizing array of new engineer lights available.

After a decade of fashionably “concealed” lighting — with ceilings peppered with little downlights, a match flare is creation a fantastic quip in eye-catching sculptural shapes.

Jake Dyson's CSYS building flare and Bhs's Thornby Cluster pendant
And interjection to new technologies Jake Dyson(son of James; can give us elegantly slim lighting sticks, while new compress fluorescent bulbs stay so cold lights can be done of paper.

Designer Tom Dixon has fashioned his light, Etch, in intricately pierced steel regulating slicing techniques grown for printed circuit play (; and cutting-edge Ben Rousseau is branch steel strips and acrylic rings into lamps that seem to come from outdoor space (from £390;

Club match lights from Jim Lawrence come in antiqued brassTom Kirkhas done a overwhelming shade of glossy steel shards for Innermost (but it costs £4,000-plus;; and Liam Hopkins, talent shape-maker, has shades from usually £60 — he cuts PVC sheets into unconventional forms that are desirous by sea creatures (

Neat ideas from Shiu Kay Kan, a heading London lighting engineer for 30 years, embody a wire-framed vast unprotected tuber with intense filament, sole “to go” with a 1.5-metre phony braided flex and a roof rose for £69, or with a five-metre flex and block for £129 (

Exuberant and joyous are new neon light sticks during a Conran Shop in white, blue, green, pink, yellow or purple (£170; Clip them on a wall any that approach for your possess sculpture. Four will fit in a normal hollow with an prolongation lead.

American tag Graypants creates eco-lamps from bits of corrugated card, now during Liberty and a lot nicer than they sound.

Octo black powder-coated steel match light, £395, from Rousseau's new Torus collectionYoung Londoner Benjamin Hubertwas in during a commencement of a new disturb for “heavy” shades with his terracotta-coloured “chimney” lights for Clerkenwell’s Viaduct, trip expel from clay (from £300;

Tom Dixon’s Lustre stoneware pendants are handmade in a Dutch family bureau (£360) and competition a top-secret glitter packaged with minerals and changed metals that creates them glisten like peacock feathers. Innermost has new petrify pendants, called Portland, by Tom Bartlett (£200).

You don’t have to spend a fortune, though. Bhs has prolonged been remarkable for a lighting, while relaunched Habitat has good ideas in a branches in W1, SW3 and NW3. Ikea will have LEDs (85 per cent reduction appetite and 20 times longer life, yet costly bulbs and generally reduce light) in all a lights by 2016.

Big unprotected bulbs, and lights desirous by bureau and room lighting, are really fashionable. Last month saw a final demise, by law, of a much-loved normal illuminated bulb, yet deputy low-energy bulbs mostly give bad lighting results. Halogen bulbs give a improved effect. They do not save as many appetite and they cost adult to £5, yet they final a prolonged time.

Nickel match light, £118.50, from DesResDesign

Shopping tips for lighting: by Luke Thomas during John Cullen lighting

*, cocktail into SKK Lighting in Lexington Street, W1, or revisit Philips’s new lighting design/advice store during 45 Westbourne Grove, W2, for ideas.

* Consult an consultant in a good lighting shop, or a lighting/interior designer. Use an electrician who is a member of an authorized trade organization such a NICEIC or ECA.

* Living rooms: “layer” lighting for opposite activities/moods, regulating a brew of downlights, pendants and list lamps. Install lights on a apart five-amp circuit.

* Halls: angle lights to rinse over walls — a pretence to dilate a slight space.

* Stairs: tiny lights set into walls to light a treads smarten adult a many tiny of staircases, and make stairs safer.

* Bedrooms: use a two-way switch for bedside lamps — spin on during a doorway and switch off in bed. Add a tiny directional light to gleam on a book for unimportant reading.

* Bathroom: equivocate unflattering beyond lighting. Two wall lights possibly side of a counterpart are ideal lighting to a face. PIRs (passive infra-red) conflict to movement, automatically branch on lighting when we enter a room.

* Kitchens: charge light is essential, resplendent directly on to where we work. Use particular spots or strips of LEDs propitious underneath cupboards.

Luke Thomas, engineer during John Cullen, 561-563 King’s Road, SW6 (; 020 7371 3400.). A lighting conference for one room costs £150 and VAT.