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Light & Light Switch, Made For Each Other

2015 April 17

Legrand has teamed up with Hubbardton Forge to create a collection of wall plates and outlet covers to match a variety of finishes of the wrought-iron light fixtures offered by Hubbardton. Watch the video of the new products and take a look at some of the available finishes below.

Hubbardton Forge is a leader in manufacturing decorative wrought-iron lighting for residential and commercial spaces. A variety of chandeliers, pendants and wall lights from the self-proclaimed Modern American Blacksmiths have become a focal point of contemporary living rooms, dining rooms and outdoor locations. Noteworthy collections from the company include the Exos, Cavaletti, Moreau and Banded Aluminum, all of which are hand-forged in Hubbardton, Vermont.

Meanwhile, the Adorne collection from Legrand has become popular for its assortment of contemporary light switches, dimmers, wall plates and under cabinet lighting. Not only do the products look great, the technology behind them is cutting edge and vastly different from what you are likely used to or have in your own home. The Legrand Adorne line has become so popular that they have even been endorsed by Vanilla Ice, the acclaimed 90s rapper, who updated his home with a variety of Adorne’s products in 2014.

Where There’s A Light, There’s A Light Switch

Recognizing an opportunity to pair the finishes of light fixtures with the finishes of their corresponding light switches, the two companies have now partnered to offer a variety of new products that give you the opportunity to have a consistent color scheme in your home. Take a look at the photos below for some of the new finishes we will be offering and the Hubbardton Forge product they are related to.

Adorne Burnished Steel Wall Plate & Hubbardton Forge Cityscape LED Pendant

Hubbardton Forge Steel Wall PlateHubbardton Forge Cityscape Pendant

Adorne Mahogony Wall Plate & Hubbardton Forge Folio LED Linear Suspension

Hubbardton Forge Mahogony Wall PlateHubbardton Forge Folio LED Suspension

Adorne Bronze Wall Plate & Hubbardton Forge Henry Wall Sconce

Hubbardton Forge Bronze Wall PlateHubbardton Forge Henry Sconce

Adorne Dark Smoke Wall Plate & Hubbardton Forge Planar LED Pendant

Hubbardton Wall Plate Dark SmokeHubbardton Forge Planar LED Pendant

Adorne Black Wall Plate & Hubbardton Forge Exos Semi-Flushmount

Hubbardton Forge Black Wall PlateHubbardton Forge Exos Flushmount

Adorne Iron Wall Plate & Hubbardton Forge Axis Outdoor Wall Sconce

Hubbardton Forge Wall Plate IronHubbardton Forge Exos

The new wall plates are available in 3-module and single-module configurations to match most light switches, dimmers and power outlets. Take a look at all of the available finishes here.

Kartell at Salone del Mobile 2015

2015 April 16

It’s been a design-filled week so far at the 2015 Salone del Mobile show in Milan, Italy. We’ve had a chance to meet world-renown designers for some of the top lighting and furniture design brands including one of our favorites, Kartell.

There are a lot of new, exciting products in the works and we were able to grab a handful of photos of the Kartell designs we are loving.

Uncle Jim Armchair

Kartell Uncle Jim Armchair

Have you met the Uncle Jim Armchair? New from Philippe Starck for Kartell, the Uncle Jim Armchair is one of the many new Starck designs we’re excited about. It’s molded from one piece of transparent polycarbonate with an extra tall, ergonomic back that flows into its large arms. It’s a comfortable chair and perfect indoors or out.

Piuma Chair

Kartell Piuma Chair

A comfortably seated Piero Lissoni discusses the ultra-sleek and ultra-light Piuma Chair he recently designed for Kartell. Lissoni designed the Piuma Chair to be extremely lightweight, manufactured from an innovative charged polyamide fibre that allows it to be both flexible and durable.

Abbracciao Candelabra

Kartell Abbracciaio Candelabra

Philippe Starck and Ambroise Maggiar designed the Abbracciao Candelabra to embrace the concept of candlelight being the light of romance. This candelabra’s design resembles a form that looks like two figures actually hugging. It’s available in multiple finishes and is sure to be gracing contemporary spaces soon.

Colorful New Accessories

Kartell at Salone del Mobile 2015

In addition to modern furniture, Kartell is also a leader in designing home accessories and introduced new colors at Salone del Mobile. Included in this assortment is one of our favorite bookshelves, the Bookworm Shelf, and it will soon be available in a bright new version.
Take a look at all of the new 2015 Kartell items we already have available at Lumens.

Fave Five: Large Ceiling Fans

2015 April 15

Usually found in large warehouses, open gyms and even in airplane hangars, extra large ceiling fans have become a great way to efficiently move a lot of air. And although most applications of big ceiling fans are found in commercial locations, there are residential needs for a large fan too. Great rooms, large living rooms and open outdoor living areas all benefit from the design and efficiency of a large ceiling fan.

If you are interested in a large ceiling fan for your space, take a look at a few of our favorite options below.

Slipstream Ceiling Fan by Minka Aire

Slipstream Ceiling Fan
A favorite among Lumens’ shoppers, the Minka Aire Slipstream is a lot of modern industrial style mixed with a beautiful retro aesthetic. This energy-efficient, DC motor-powered ceiling fan features eight all-weather fan blades covering a 65″ blade span, making it ideal for large indoor and outdoor spaces. Its integrated light with Opal glass shade provides warm downlight and it includes a handheld remote to make your life easier. Available in Brushed Nickel, Distressed Koa, White and Oil Rubbed Bronze finishes, you are sure to find a version of Slipstream that will fit your space.

Odyn Ceiling Fan by Fanimation

Big Ass Fans
Offering a blade span of 84″, the Odyn Ceiling Fan is one of the biggest fans available today. The Fanimation Odyn is very large in its width, but it measures just under 18″ in height and mounts close to the ceiling. It is also powered by an energy-efficient DC motor and its light kit uses an eco-friendly LED. Odyn is damp-rated for outdoor locations and fits well in contemporary indoor spaces. It’s available in Brushed Nickel with Black Fan Blades or Oil Rubbed Bronze with Walnut Fan Blades.

Minimalist Max Ceiling Fan by Monte Carlo Fans

Monte Carlo Minimalist Max Fan
The simplistic design and energy-efficient technology we love in Monte Carlo’s Minimalist Ceiling Fan is now available in an extra large version with a blade span of 72″. The Minimalist Max Ceiling Fan is composed of three hand-carved wooden blades and an “Extreme Green” DC motor for maximum efficiency. It also includes an integrated LED that provides ample downlighting. Available in Brushed Steel, Bronze, Matte Black or White finishes, Minimalist Max is the ideal fan for large open spaces like great rooms, living rooms or large entryways.

Aira Eco Ceiling Fan by Emerson Fans

Emerson Aira Eco Ceiling Fan
New from Emerson Fans, the Aira Eco Ceiling Fan is a large decorative ceiling fan with eight blades that span a diameter of 72″. Aira Eco is the perfect combination of high-quality metal, wooden fan blades and Emerson’s eco-friendly fan motor that supports optimal efficiency. It has an Opal matte glass shade covering a halogen bulb for warm, ambient downlighting. It’s available in a Brushed Steel or an Oil Rubbed Bronze finish and is damp-listed for outdoor use.

Lehr Ceiling Fan by Kichler

Kichler Lehr Fan
The Lehr Ceiling Fan from Kichler and its slightly smaller version, the Lehr II, are two very large ceiling fans that offer a whopping blade span of 80″ and 54″, respectively. Both fans feature a high-efficiency DC motor with a 7-blade design that creates the appearance of a sunburst when looking at the fan from below. Both the Lehr and the Lehr II designs are rated for wet locations, making them the perfect outdoor ceiling fans for large patios and deck areas. They are available in Antique Satin Silver, Coffee Mocha, Distressed Black and White finishes.

Other Great Options

To determine what ceiling fan is right for your space and to learn more about ceiling fan blade span, be sure to take a look at our Fan Buyer’s Guide. And if you love these five extra large ceiling fan options, check out the full assortment of large fans here.

Tax Day Relief at Lumens

2015 April 15
by Staff

Free Shipping at Lumens

In on honor of it being April 15th – the day that you must have your state and federal taxes filed – we wanted to offer our shoppers a little tax day relief. For one day only, we are offering free ground shipping on all orders with no minimum purchase amount necessary. Pick up that ceiling fan or sconce you have been eye-balling and get it shipped to you absolutely free today. Plus, use a Lumens coupon to save more on Varaluz, Corbett Lighting, Hinkley LED Lighting, Koncept and more through the end of this month.

New Illuminating Experiences Designs We Love

2015 April 10

Illuminating Experiences is exclusively on sale right now at Lumens and represents well known contemporary lighting brands like De Majo, Le Klint, Modiss, Nemo Italianaluce, Meltemi and more. While Illuminating Experiences is responsible for making iconic lighting products like the Le Klint 172 Pendant available in the US, we wanted to take a second to highlight five of our favorite new designs from the brand.

Crown Plana Major Linear Suspension by Nemo

Crown Plana Linear Suspension by Nemo
The Crown Plana Major Linear Suspension is designed by Jehs + Laub and made in Italy for Nemo (formerly known as Nemo Italianaluce). It’s an addition to the Crown family and is a modern take on a classic candle chandelier. Crown Plana is available in Chrome, Painted White, Painted Black and Painted Gold finishes.

Cache LED Pendant by Le Klint

Cache LED Pendant by Le Klint
Designed by Aurelien Barbry for Danish modern lighting brand Le Klint, the Cache LED Pendant takes its name from the French word for hidden as its steel shell aptly hides a classic, handcrafted and folded shade underneath. It’s handmade in Denmark and is available in a small and medium size to accommodate your space.

Zabriskie Point S Chandelier by De Majo

Zabriskie Point S Chandelier
The Zabriskie Point S Chandelier by Denis Santachiara for De Majo is a mid-century themed chandelier that pays tribute to many of the Sputnik designs from the 1950s. It features small panes of glass with chrome rays bursting through them, similar to other Sputnik light fixtures. It’s a familiar design to mid-century enthusiasts, but with De Majo’s unique Italian approach.

Swirl 1320 by Le Klint

Swirl 1320 by Le Klint
Perfect for the ceiling or the wall, the Le Klint Swirl 1320 by Oivind Slaatto is a new addition to the Swirl family that is a favorite at Lumens. The Swirl 1320 design appears as a blossoming flower from its layers of hand-folded plastic and acrylic, making it an ideal decorative element in modern living rooms, offices or entryways. It’s made in Denmark and can be configured as a flush ceiling light or as a wall lamp depending on your design preference.

Cannettata S42 LED Pendant by De Majo

De Majo Cannattata Pendant
Known to some as the perfect lamp, the De Majo Cannettata S42 LED Pendant by Massimo Iosa Ghini is praised for its ideal balance of modern design and use of LED technology. Like other De Majo lighting, the Cannettata features a beautiful glass shade that gives the fixture a rippling effect and surrounds an integrated LED light source. It’s made in Italy and was the recipient of the Good Design award in 2011.

David Trubridge Wins 2015 Red Dot Design Awards

2015 April 8

The Red Dot Design Award is a coveted award for high-quality product design and has been received by well known designers including Robert Sonneman (SONNEMAN A Way of Light), Pablo Pardo (Pablo Designs), Ray Power (LZF) and Ross Lovegrove (Artemide). The Red Dot Design Award has a new winner this year who is also a favorite at Lumens.

New Zealand’s David Trubridge of David Trubridge Design recently announced he has won the 2015 Red Dot Award for his Snowflake Pendant Light and Nikau Pendant Light, which are apart of his very eco-friendly line of modern ceiling lights. From the materials used to the packaging the pendant designs are sent in, Trubridge emphasizes earth-friendliness and this is one of the many reasons why his Snowflake and Nikau have been honored with the Red Dot Award.

Why We Love the Snowflake & Nikau from Trubridge

In addition to their eco-friendly design, the Snowflake and Nikau pendants from David Trubridge have the ability to cast dramatic shadows on your ceiling and walls. Shadow-casting lights and the concept of shadow play is becoming a trend in decorative lighting design and Trubridge plays into this trend perfectly. Through the structure of each of the lamps’ shades, the light output is dissected into awe-inspiring shadows and patterns, effectively allowing you to create art with light and shadow.

Snowflake by David Trubridge

David Trubridge Snowflake
Snowflake is made from eco-friendly and sustainable bamboo and features a latticed geometric shape that creates delightful shadows. It is available in Aqua, Black, Caramel, Lime, Natural, Orange, Red, Salmon, White and Yellow colors, as well as an LED version to support energy-efficiency.

Nikau by David Trubridge

David Trubridge Nikau
Nikau is also made from eco-friendly natural bamboo that is wound together in multiple strands to pay tribute to the New Zealand palm tree the design is based on. Similar to the Snowflake pendant, its design allows you to create beautiful shadows for ceilings and walls in entryways and great rooms.

If you love the Snowflake and Nikau as much as we do, you will want to check out all of the David Trubridge lighting we have available.

Updating Your Home Theater With BDI

2015 April 8

BDI Furniture is relatively new to Lumens and we are loving the modern furniture options they have available for the office, dining room and living room, including a variety of furniture for home entertainment. If you are considering updating your home entertainment furniture, check out a few of our favorite media cabinets and TV stands from BDI.

About BDI Furniture

BDI Furniture, also known as Becker Designed Inc., has been in the furniture business since 1984 and was started after its founder Bill Becker became frustrated by seeing contemporary furniture only available to people in the trade. Recognizing an opportunity to present modern furniture to the consumer segment, Becker began designing and offering high-quality home theater furniture, coffee tables, side tables, storage furniture and office furniture. The company is based in Virginia is also known as BDI USA.

Home Entertainment Furniture from BDI

Corridor Media Cabinet

BDI Corridor Media CabinetBDI Corridor Cabinet

The BDI Corridor Media Cabinet is a unique design that cleverly conceals your cable box and electronics while remaining open for airflow and to allow sound from speakers. It uses ventilated wooden doors and features adjustable shelves, a removable back panel and optional hidden wheels. It’s available in two sizes and a Chocolate Stained Walnut finish or White Oak finish.

Marina Media Cabinet

BDI Marina CabinetBDI Marina

The BDI Marina Media Cabinet is a high-gloss piece of entertainment furniture to house all of your high-tech electronics. Its design is reminiscent of 1950s furniture, but is updated with glass doors and a lustrous finish. The cabinet is able to hold TVs up to 82″ wide and features adjustable shelves, a removable back panel, optional hidden wheels and the ability to manage all of your cables. It’s also available in either a black gloss finish or a white gloss finish.

Sonda TV Stand

BDI Sonda TV Stand
The BDI Sonda TV Stand is another contemporary design that allows you to organize your home entertainment electronics in a clean and elegant manner. Sonda is made from a black steel frame with a floating wooden cabinet that offers three storage compartments. The TV stand can accommodate TVs up to 60″ wide and features plenty of ventilation for your electronics, integrated cable management and a removable back panel.

Other Great Options

These are just a few of our favorites from the home entertainment furniture collection. Take a look at the full assortment of BDI TV stands to see more options.

Fave 5: Modern Outdoor Wall Sconces

2015 April 6

Outdoor wall sconces provide your home with welcoming light making porches, driveways and exteriors inviting to your guests. As we approach warmer weather for spring and summer, now is the time start thinking about updating your outdoor wall lights to something modern, energy-efficient or to something that will strike up a conversation.

We’ve gathered five of our favorite contemporary outdoor wall lights for you to browse:

Shelter Outdoor Wall Sconce
by Hinkley Lighting

Shelter Outdoor Wall SconceA best-seller and favorite among Lumens’ shoppers, the Shelter Outdoor Wall Sconce is the perfect light fixture for contemporary outdoor spaces. Whether it is placed on the front porch, the sides of the garage or as a light source for your deck, this sconce will meet all of your expectations. Its warm and welcoming light is powered by either an incandescent bulb or an LED. To maintain energy-efficiency in your lighting design, we recommend the LED version of this sconce.

Shelter is available in Black, Bronze or Hematite finishes to match your exteriors.

Steampunk Wall Sconce

dweLED Steampunk Outdoor Sconce by WAC Lighting

The Steampunk Outdoor Wall Sconce is part of the dweLED collection from WAC Lighting, a collection that emphasizes the use of energy-efficient LED in modern lighting design. Steampunk fits perfectly in nautically-themed outdoor areas, but it also works well in living rooms, entryways and hallways. Its available in Bronze or Graphite finishes, allowing it to fit in well with contemporary color schemes. For more information about this collection from WAC Lighting, go Behind the Design of dweLED in our exclusive interview.

Redding Station Outdoor Sconce
by Feiss

Feiss Redding Station SconceThe Redding Station Outdoor Sconce from Feiss is a replication of old-time fixtures you would commonly find in railroad stations.

This sconce allows you to re-create a restoration-style look on your front porch or patio that is welcoming to guests. The Redding Station Sconce is available in Bronze or Tarnish finishes and two separate sizes to fit your space.

Hinkley Luna Outdoor Sconce

Luna Outdoor Wall Sconce
by Hinkley Lighting

The Luna Outdoor Sconce is another design from Hinkley Lighting that works well in contemporary outdoor spaces. Luna is a simplistic design, made from a die-cast aluminum that allows it to be durable for exteriors. When placed at the front porch or on the back patio, Luna will provide ample lighting through its incandescent or LED light source. It is available in Bronze, Satin Black or Titanium finishes and two distinct sizes.

Rain LED Outdoor Wall Sconce
by Modern Forms

Modern Forms Rain SconceModern Forms is another division of WAC Lighting that emphasizes the design of modern light fixtures available at a friendly price point. Modern Forms excels with its selection of outdoor lighting including the Rain LED Outdoor Wall Sconce. This fixture creates the look of a rain shower through the use of its clear, seedy glass and LED light source. It’s ideal for welcoming guests on your front porch or for guiding light when used on the sides of your garage. It is available in Graphite or Bronze finishes and two sizes to accommodate your outdoor space.

Other Great Options

Whatever your outdoor style may be, there is a sconce you are sure to love. You’ll also want to see other ways to welcome your guests with the addition of an outdoor chandelier, pendant or post lights. Take a look at all of the outdoor lighting we have available.

Entertaining with Iittala Dining Accessories

2015 April 3

Easter Sunday is this weekend and it is one of the many upcoming holidays where you will likely be entertaining guests in the dining room. And what better way is there to entertain than with glassware, serveware and decorative table top accessories? We gathered a few of our favorite pieces from Iittala that we think you’ll love for entertaining accessories.

About Iittala

Iittala began in a little town in Finland as a glass-production factory dating back to the late 1800s. The company’s glass-work was of high quality and quickly became highly sought-after in the design world after Finnish designers Alvar Aalto and Kaj Franck became involved with Iittala. With the help of Aalto and Franck, Iittala emerged as a leader in modern dining sets and now today produce beautiful dinnerware, serveware, vases and other accessories for home decor.

Here are some of our favorite Iittala products that we think you’ll love for any entertaining occasion.

The Taika Collection by Klaus Haapaniemi

Taika MugTaika Dinner PlateTaika Pasta Bowl

Inspired by the Finnish word for magic, the Taika collection from Iittala is a great assortment of entertaining accessories that will help add a little magic to your dining table. This delightful assortment from Klaus Haapaniemi includes the Taika Mug, a matching dinner plate, a pasta bowl and more. Every piece of the collection complement each other and they are ideal for any get-together among friends and family. Take a look at the full Taika collection here.

Aalto Vase Alvar Aalto

Aalto VaseThe Iittala Aalto Vase is a classic piece from Alvar Aalto that embraces the principles of Scandinavian design.

Originally designed by Aalto in 1936, this glass-blown vase is made available today through Iittala. The Aalto Vase is available in Clear, White, Rain and Cranberry glass stains to accommodate the color scheme of your space. See all of the variations of this iconic vase in the Aalto collection from Iittala.

Iittala Nappula Candleholder

Nappula Candleholder by Matti Klenell

As a perfect decoration for the tabletop you and your guests will adore, the Nappula Candleholder by designer Matti Klenell is a decorative powder-coated steel candleholder with a slim body and a wide, round base. It is a modern, yet vintage candleholder design that fits well in contemporary spaces.

Nappula is available in Black, Sea Blue, White and Yellow finishes, and it comes in two distinct sizes to create a decorative impact. Nappula is also available in a Brass version and as a Candelabra.

Toikka Birds by Oiva Toikka

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The Toikka Birds are gorgeous glass decorations that are sure to start a conversation among your dinner guests. Designed by Oiva Toikka and made in Finland, each Bird is created from mouth-blown glass making every item in the collection unique. Toikka Birds come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors to help you fit your interior design. Add a few pieces of the collection to your home or considering collecting them all!

Essence Glassware by Alfredo Haberli

Iittala Essence GlasswareIittala Essence

Finally, you’ll need glassware to serve your guests drinks and whether you are celebrating Easter, Thanksgiving or any special occasion, the Essence collection from Iittala is the perfect choice. Designed by Alfredo Haberli and made in Germany from blown glass, the Iittala Essence collection includes a variety of beautiful drinking glasses including wine glasses, champagne flutes, beer glasses, cocktail bowl glasses, tumblers and a wine decanter. Add a few items from the Essence family to your existing glassware or collect the entire set for your next dinner party.

Make your next holiday party memorable with any of these options from Iittala and save 20% on all products by Iittala through April 7, 2015.

Sweepstakes: Win A New Ceiling Fan

2015 April 2
by Staff

Lumens Win A Fan Contest

We’re giving away a new ceiling fan of your choice (up to $500 value) for subscribing to our email list. Head over to our contest page on Facebook to enter for your chance to win and read the sweepstakes rules here. Enter to win now through April 30, 2015.

We’ll be announcing the winner in mid-May, so be on the lookout for an email from Lumens.com!

In the meantime, take a look at a few of our favorite new ceiling fan designs:

Skylon Ceiling Fan by Monte Carlo Fans

Skylon Ceiling Fan Monte Carlo FansInspired by scissor sheers, the Monte Carlo Skylon Ceiling Fan is a modern designed fan that can really cut through air with its quiet, energy-efficient DC motor. It also features an integrated LED light kit to provide ample downlighting.

Atlas Irene Five Blade Ceiling Fan

Irene 5-Blade Ceiling Fan by Atlas Fans

The Irene design from Atlas Fans / Matthews Fan Company has been a favorite at Lumens and it is now available in a 5-blade version. The Irene 5-Blade Ceiling Fan features wooden blades that match perfectly with its cylinder body and it is powered by an energy-efficient DC motor.

Torsion Ceiling Fan by Modern Fan Company

Torsion Ceiling FanAlthough the Torsion Ceiling Fan was introduced in 2014 from Modern Fan Company, it’s still a relatively new design we are loving. Torsion is designed to resemble huge wrenches twisting on an enormous bolt. It’s an industrial design that has been finding its home in modern residential spaces.




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