5 of the Best: Lighting Designs for 2018


Lighting is a key element to setting the right mood in your home. As 2018 approaches, we take a look at five must-know brands that are at the forefront of illuminated design. So, sit back, read on and let us guide you through our top lighting picks…

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Habitat’s Shadow floor lamp

If you want your lighting dramatic, look no further than this visually dazzling piece from Habitat. The Shadow floor lamp is designed as a hollow frame whose thin LED strips cast slices of light against the wall and floor, creating a vivid and conceptual experience. Available for £175 from www.habitat.co.uk, it’s a must-have statement installation piece for lovers of art and architecture, and will add a real ‘wow’ factor to any room in the house!


Calligaris’ Pom Pom suspension lamp

Bring the outside in with the fun and versatile Pom Pom suspension lamp from Calligaris. Inspired by the botanical study of exotic plant species, this stylish lighting addition sports a metal frame and white acid-etched blown glass shade, while the metal bulb holder is available in matt black, matt red and copper. Whether you’re illuminating your dining table, or simply want to add a funky, modern and vibrant touch to the house, you can pick yours up for £164 at www.calligaris.co.uk


IQ Furniture’s Lektor table lamp

There can be few lighting solutions as intimate and comforting as a table lamp. This ultra-modern look comes from Niclas Hoflin, who created the premium design for Swedish company Rubn. With its contemporary silhouette and focus on sustainability, Lektor is emblematic of Rubn’s Danish and Swedish inspiration, combining a history of craftsmanship with contemporary design. It can be yours for £365.50 – down 15% from £430 – at www.iqfurniture.co.uk


VITA Copenhagen’s Conia medium hanging lamp

Available in white, copper, black and gold, and brushed brass, VITA Copenhagen’s Conia alludes to the beauty of nature. Ambient light is the result of an attractive cone shape, which adds artistic flair to whichever room you choose to hang it in, as it softly illuminates your home. VITA’s focus on Scandinavian design is fully embraced here by designer Soren Ravn Christensen, who has created an exquisite lamp with equal parts craftsmanship and sustainability. Head to www.vitacopenhagen.com to buy yours now, priced £79.


Pooky’s Bulbus pendant light in clear glass

We love this captivating piece of glasswork from Pooky. Topped with beautiful, buttery brass fittings, the Bulbus pendant will look stunning with the right bulb, and boasts a fluid feel that’s adaptable to a variety of rooms and spaces. Priding itself on creating ‘beautiful, decorative lights that look as though they cost a fortune, but don’t’, Pooky is a brand that will help you add style and substance to your lighting designs without breaking the bank. Ready to purchase at www.pooky.com, costing £130.