After the whirlwind that was Euroluce 2017–and Salone del Mobile as a whole–we have come home from Milan and had some time to take a moment and absorb all the fantastic stuff we saw there. In addition to finding some pretty amazing new offerings by some of our favorite lighting designers, we recognized several trends that are sure to spread throughout the lighting design world in the year to come.
It’s hard to narrow things down completely, but we did come up with a list of our favorites…so far:
Meshmatics Chandelier by Rick Tegelar for Moooi
The Meshmatics Chandeliers by Moooi are just as enormous as they look. And they are just one interpretation of the design trend toward sculptural, oversized pendant lighting. They are huge, but still look fairly light with an open metal mesh (which is, in itself, another design trend).
Michael Anastassiades for Flos
This Flos pendant shows off a different interpretation of the oversized, sculptural pendant trend. It is, indeed, huge, with a simple form evocative of tribal hieroglyphics.
Beat Lights by Tom Dixon
The Beat goes on. The ever popular collection of Beat Light pendants by Tom Dixon has recently been expanded to include new shapes and sizes.
More metal mesh, this time interpreted by Arturo Alvarez in a floor lamp that alternately resembles stalagmites and slim metallic mummies.
Twiggy Outdoor by Foscarini
And more metal mesh. Foscarini uses the material for the shade of its popular Twiggy arcing lamp, which exposes the light source more and makes the lamp safe for use outdoors.
“Outdoor” Lighting by Karman
While it’s doubtful that they can actually help you with your yardwork, these lamps by Karman are more than useful when it comes to providing useful light and fun, artistic accents.
Piola Pendant by Marset
These soon-to-be-released spiraling pendants by Marset show a tendency this year toward playful forms enhanced by cheerful pinks and other pastel colors.
Palma by Vibia
Certain lighting designs have started to embrace the incorporation of nature; this lighting family by Vibia does so with shallow planters. This family also expands–quite naturally–on the “globes and stems” phenomenon.
New Outdoor by Bover
The ruffled form of this new outdoor lighting collection by Bover looks floral. It’s another natural interpretation that is especially well-suited to outdoor settings.
Birds by Artemide
Last, but not least, this lovely collection by Artemide also embodies the nature-inspired trend, as well as globes and stems. Here, stylistic globe-headed “birds” sit on various perch-like stems.
Pretty good, right? But that’s not all…not nearly. It would be impossible to sum up everything that caught our eye at this year’s Salone del Mobile in just one blog post. Over the next couple of months, you can expect much more design inspiration. Stay tuned…