At the International Contemporary Furniture Fair
, it's easy to get lost in all the exciting new designs being offered on the floor. But look up, and you'll see some pretty impressive lighting, too. Here are some of our favorites. Pictured above:
1 & 2.
The Cielo chandelier from Pablo Designs
, available Fall 2012.
A beautiful new pendant light from Mary Wallis
has a bit of harsh glamour.
I loved this quirky design (out of velcro!) from British designer Rachel O'Neill
Upon first glance at these cardboard pendant lights from Graypants
, I thought, 'I could make that'. Upon second glance I thought 'no, I couldn't'. They are thin-walled and wonderfully intricate, with a warm glow that's almost like wood.
6. These colorful plastic lamps from Skitsch are fun and playful. I like how here, as with the Pablo fixture, the cord becomes an exciting and integral part of the design.
7. A dramatic candelabra from Lindsey Adelman Studio.
8. Also from Lindsey Adelman: these Woodchuck pendants come in different lengths and colors.
9. The light bulb takes center stage in this chandelier at Plumen.
10. A modern take on the chandelier from Soren Rose.
11. This star-shaped pendant from Matthew Fairbank had a modern industrial feel.
12. These turn lamps, by Norwegian designer Caroline Olsson, can be turned on or dimmed by turning the screw. Very tactile.
13 & 14. The draped cord on these lights by Woka says 'casual', while the shiny finish says 'luxurious'. It's an interesting contrast.
15. A new take on the bubble chandelier, this time with frosted bubbles. From Apparatus.
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(Images: Nancy Mitchell)