The ‘Multiball’ cluster of opaque globes by Roberto Paoli for ModoLuce is ideal if you have a large dining space, where light needs to be evenly distributed across a big table or kitchen counter. Here, the pendants are suspended at different heights from rods, which fit into movable metal junction stirrups. This allows for flexible arrangements, with multiple ceiling light points, that can be adapted to suit your space.
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Lighting can help to link different areas in a large, open space.
2. Right on form
If your dining area is in a large, open-plan space, consider a pendant light with a shapely design to make your table the focal point of the room. Choose a fixture that allows you to set the exact length to which the beams extend to enhance this effect, or adjust the height of the cord.
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3. Lining up
Use small down lights in a long, narrow space to join different areas, by drawing the eye from one end of the room to the other. Use bulbs with a high wattage to ensure sufficient illumination.
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Multiple light sources combine ambient and focused lights in varying intensities to create the optimum working environment.
4. Wall flower
An important feature in a modern study is adjustable accent lighting. Here, a desk lamp delivers focused light, while the wall lights above the shelf, with broad empire shades, provide additional ambient lighting. At the same time, the wall lights highlight the collection of items on display on the shelves. The gold details also mirror the accessories, creating a sense of cohesion.
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5. Spiral effect
This circa-1956 Poul Kjaerholm candelabra is ideal for a room with a high ceiling, as the elongated shape extends the light downwards. The spiral arrangement of the mall candle holders is a great way to create lighting that covers both sides of the work space. This sculptural piece also functions as a beautiful focal point in this otherwise minimalist room.
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Lighting needs to create a serene mood in the bedroom, but also accommodate reading.
6. Under cover
Recessed lighting is an ideal option for a sleek, modern bedroom, as you can hide the entire system. For this effect, use concealed down lights or LED strip lights, which shine downwards and give a strong light source, ideal for bedtime reading.
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7. In the balance
A perfect solution for when you don’t want a bedside table or fixed unit, this simple wall light by Apparatus Studio is both practical and easy on the eye. The top-and-bottom light combination works for an even distribution of light. The middle point is also adjustable, to give the option of horizontal lighting, as apposed to a vertical orientation. Use a yellow light bulb to create a gentler and warmer ambience suited to the bedroom.
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