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3 Ways to Modernize Your Outdoor Space

2015 May 5

Do you have a front porch flushmount you want to update? Patio wall lights that could use a refresh? How about an older outdoor ceiling fan that has seen better days? Why not upgrade to something modern that will impress your guests and make your home stand out among the entire neighborhood? Summertime is on its way and now is the perfect time to improve your exterior’s design to something a bit more contemporary.

Use these three tips to help modernize your outdoor space for summer.

Wall Sconces Are Welcoming

Sconces provide warm, welcoming light to your guests. Most outdoor sconces are anchored near the front door providing light for the porch and offer a bright salutation. Contemporary outdoor sconces are also rated for damp or wet conditions, making them suitable for outdoor use and many are dark-sky compliant to help reduce light pollution. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and styles to accommodate your space, plus, many are made with energy-efficient LED technology to help you cut down on your electricity bill.

dweLED Steampunk SconceModern Forms Forq SconceHinkley Lighting Shelter Sconce

The sconces in this outdoor selection are also ideal for commercial applications, providing ample illumination outside of restaurants and office buildings. Not only are they inviting to your customers, they can also provide an added element of security for your property.

Play With Shadows

Vibia Origami Wall Light
Some decorative lighting designs give you the option to be artistic with your outdoor lighting by playing with shadows. Designs like Origami by Vibia allow you to organize fixtures to your liking to display intriguing patterns of light and shadow. The concept of shadow play with outdoor lighting works well for residential use, but also adds an unexpected decorative impact to modern commercial spaces.

Look to the complete selection of shadow-casting lights to see more options for your outdoor space.

Outdoor-Friendly Fans

Fanimation Zonix Outdoor Fan
Outdoor-friendly ceiling fans are rated for use in exterior locations and work well under covered patios or large covered porches. Aside from the ability to influence the temperature in your outdoor living space, these fans help to provide a splash of style. Designs like the Zonix Outdoor Fan (pictured above) exude modern style while being perfectly suitable for outdoor use. And in large, open outdoor locations, look to the Minka Aire Slipstream or the Odyn Ceiling Fan from Fanimation. Both designs offer an extensive blade span to help you move a lot of air and keep the space cool. Most outdoor ceiling fans also include an integrated light kit, giving you the opportunity to add a touch of lighting to the space too. Before purchasing a fan, double check that it is UL Listed Damp or UL Listed Wet to make sure it is safe for outdoor use.

Other Great Options

Don’t forget the patio furniture! A well-lit outdoor living area can be complemented by modern furniture pieces including an outdoor dining table, lounge chairs and storage furniture. Check out all of the furniture options for the deck and patio here.

Design Spotlight: Brass Favorites from Robert Abbey

2015 May 1

Robert Abbey is a well known leader in the lighting industry with its offering of modern and decorative chandeliers, wall sconces and lamps from designers including Jonathan Adler, Mary McDonald and Rico Espinet.

The company also offers an impressive selection of brass lighting and at Lumens, we are loving the trend of brass in contemporary lighting design. We rounded up a few of our favorite brass light fixtures from Robert Abbey in today’s design spotlight.

Anemone Brass Flushmount by Robert Abbey

Robert Abbey Anemone Flushmount Brass
The Anemone design from Robert Abbey is one of our favorites and it has recently become available in an elegant brass finish that is only available at Lumens. The Brass Anemone Flushmount shines wherever it is placed and can be mounted flush with the ceiling or wall, depending on your design preference.

Parker Wall Sconce by Jonathan Adler

Brass Parker Wall Sconce Jonathan AdlerThe Parker Wall Sconce is a beautiful brass wall light design from Jonathan Adler for Robert Abbey.

The Parker sconce features a grid-like design as its shade covering a frosted white diffuser and follows the retro-aesthetic we love from Jonathan Adler. Although it carries a retro design, it is a modern fixture and adds an impactful element to your walls. This sconce is part of the larger Parker collection from Jonathan Adler that also includes pendants, flushmount lighting and lamps.

Mary McDonald Pythagoras Table Lamp

Pythagoras Table Lamp by Mary McDonald

Available in a completely matte brass finish, the Pythagoras Table Lamp by Mary McDonald for Robert Abbey is a gorgeous table lamp that is ideal for modern living rooms and bedrooms. Its geometry-inspired design results in a smooth metal drum shade sitting above a hexagonal metal base, all in a stunning brass finish. It’s also part of a larger collection from the Mary McDonald lighting line that includes matte brass pendants and sconces.

Bling Large Chandelier by Robert Abbey

Brass Bling Chandelier by Robert AbbeyGo big or go home with the large version of the Bling Chandelier by Robert Abbey. The Bling Chandelier is available in an antique brass finish and exudes luxury with its numerous sparkling pear-shaped glass drops. It’s the perfect grand chandelier for large entryways and big dining rooms. This chandelier is also part of a larger collection from Robert Abbey that includes flushmounts, wall sconces and a linear suspension.

Meurice Rectangular Chandelier by Jonathan Adler

Brass Meurice Chandelier
The Meurice collection by Jonathan Adler is a mid-century focused collection of ceiling lights and wall lights. Most pieces of the collection, including the Meurice Rectangular Chandelier, are available in gorgeous antique brass finishes that provide a lot of decorative impact for both residential and commercial spaces.

Other Great Options

Tom Dixon BrassIf you love the look of brass in modern design, you will want to check out the brass finished designs from Tom Dixon. From brass pendant lights to brass candle votives, Tom Dixon embraces the decorative impact brass can provide.

Top 10 Modern Gifts for Mom

2015 April 29

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and you may be stuck on trying to figure out what to get the mom in your life. We’re here to help! Instead of that same old robe and slipper set she is used to getting every year, take a look at our top ten favorite modern gifts from the best names in home accessory design.

1 – Jewelry Tree by Menu

Jewelry Tree by Menu
Give your mom a contemporary accessory to hold her rings, bracelets, watches and earrings with this mirror-polished jewelry tree from Denmark’s Menu.

2 – Maestrale Bracelet by Alessi

Alessi Maestrale Bracelet
The Maestrale Bracelet by Alessi features a cascading mix of mirror-polished stainless steel rectangles in a unique jewelry design your mom is probably not used to. It’s also available in a matching ring and necklace as part of the La Stanza Dello Scirocco from Alessi.

3 – QLOCKTWO W Watch by Biegert & Funk

Black QLOCKTWO WatchWhite QLOCKTWO Watch
For the technology loving mom, you will want to see the QLOCKTWO Watch from Biegert & Funk. Instead of a classic watch face and functionality, the W Watch in the QLOCKTWO collection is a grid of 110 letters that actually spell out the time for you. The QLOCKTWO watch is available in a variety of colors and English, French or German languages.

4 – London Scented Candle Set by Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon Scented Candles
What mom doesn’t love candles? Consider giving her this set of three London-scented candles from Tom Dixon. Not only does the candle holder carry a modern look and a variety of finishes we love, the candle it holds is scented to be reminiscent of London’s parks and the salty scent of the Thames River.

5 – Anna Gong Folding Cake Stand by Alessi

Alessi Cake Stand
She’ll also love a modern design accessory for the kitchen. The Alessi Anna Gong Folding Cake Stand is the re-interpretation of a classic piece from the 1960s from Alessandro Mendini. When unfolded, this cake stand offers three tiered surfaces to display cakes or other dessert items. When folded, the familiar Anna Gong face is put on display.

6 – Atomizer Glass Dispenser by Seletti

Seletti Atomizer Glass Dispenser
The Atomizer Glass Dispenser by Seletti is a colorful design that is ideal for use in the bathroom or kitchen. It can hold a variety of liquids ranging from your mom’s favorite perfume in the bathroom to oil or vinegar in the kitchen. It is made from mouth-blown glass and comes in three distinct sizes for you to find its perfect application.

7 – Flip Mirror by Normann Copenhagen

Normann Copenhagen MirrorNormann Copenhagen Flip Mirror
A new vanity mirror for the bathroom is a always a great gift choice and we recommend the Normann Copenhagen Flip Mirror. This versatile mirror carries a retro look that allows you to flip the mirror in any direction you need to. It also features a wide base to hold make up, hair pins and more. It comes in black or white options to match your existing bathroom decor.

8 – Uselen Paper Knife by Alessi

Alessi Paper Knife
The Uselen Paper Knife from Giulio Iacchetti for Alessi is not your ordinary, everyday letter opener. This stainless steel Italian design resembles a hummingbird and features a sharp end for you to open your mail with. It’s a great home office accessory for the busy mom.

9 – Aalto Vase by Iittala

Iittala Aalto VaseAalto Vase
A glass-blown vase from Finland’s Iittala is sure to put a smile on mom’s face too. Originally designed by Alvar Aalto in 1936, the Aalto Vase remains an icon among Scandinavian design favorites. It features intricate, fluid folds of glass that make it stand out much more than your typical flower vase. This vase is also available in multiple shades of glass including clear, white, cranberry and rain.

10 – Ridge Teapot by Kinto

Kinto Ridge Teapot
Last, but not least, how about a contemporary teapot for the kitchen? The Kinto Ridge Teapot is a modern, ergonomic design that makes it easy for you – or mom – to pour tea. It is made from porcelain with a nylon handle and also includes a stainless steel strainer. It is dishwasher safe and is available in black, orange or white to accommodate your kitchen’s existing color scheme.

Other Great Options For Modern Mother’s Day Gifts

These are just ten of our favorite designs available at Lumens. Be sure to check out our complete Gifts for Her category in our Gift Guide to see more items she will love.

Kartell Sale Ends Today!

2015 April 27

Our sale on select outdoor furniture and accessory pieces in the Kartell collection comes to an end today! If you have been eying that piece of modern furniture for your patio, now is your chance to pick it up at a great price. And if you are not sure what Kartell outdoor furniture pieces will work best for your space, here are a few of our favorite options.

Master’s Chair

Kartell Masters Chair
If you are familiar with modern furniture design, the Kartell Master’s Chair needs very little introduction. This iconic piece of modern furniture was designed by Philippe Starck to pay tribute to classic designs from Arne Jacobsen, Eero Saarinen and the Eames. It enlightens both indoor and outdoor spaces and it is also now part of the Precious collection from Kartell.

Prince AHA Stool

Kartell Prince AHA
Another design from Philippe Starck, the Prince AHA Stool is a design fit for royalty…it also works great as an everyday piece of furniture for your deck or patio as it is suitable for outdoor use. It’s composed of the plastic that Kartell is known for and is available in Green, Orange, Pigeon (Grey) or White finishes.

Magic Hole Armchair & Sofa

Kartell Magic Hole
The Magic Hole outdoor furniture set is one of our newer favorites from Kartell. Designed by Eugeni Quitllet and Philippe Starck in 201l, the Magic Hole Sofa and Magic Hole Armchair use Kartell’s durable, weatherproof polyethylene making them ideal for modern outdoor spaces. The set is named for its hollowed-out, pocketed arms – a unique take on furniture design we have not seen before. The set also comes in an array of colors to help you accommodate your patio’s existing color scheme.

Audrey Chairs

Kartell Audrey Chair
Finally, for a contemporary chair with a minimalist design, you’ll want to check out Piero Lissoni’s Audrey Chairs. Each Kartell Audrey Chair is cast from a single piece of aluminum making them durable and lightweight. They are available with or without arms in a wide selection of colors and easily complement any outdoor dining table.

Other Great Options

These are just a few of our favorites from Kartell’s outdoor assortment. Take a look at the full selection on sale here and get your outdoor living area looking modern in no time.

Brand Spotlight: &Tradition

2015 April 24

&Tradition, a Copenhagen-based firm, embraces the tenets of Nordic and Scandinavian design in its collection of modern lighting, furniture and accessories. Boasting with new contemporary designs and prominent reproductions from design icons, &Tradition has elevated itself to become a major name in the decorative lighting design community all over the world.

About &Tradition

The company was started in 2008 by Martin Kornbek Hansen and Nadja Kornbek Hansen as a way to bridge the divide between the values of modern design and the qualities of classic Nordic design. Today, the couple produces designs from newer, up-and-coming designers like Sofie Refer and Benjamin Hubert, as well as reproducing classic Scandinavian pieces from Verner Panton and Arne Jacobsen.

Take a look at five of our favorite pieces from the &Tradition lighting collection below.

Bulb Pendant & Mega Bulb Pendant by Sofie Refer

&Tradition Mega Bulb Pendant
Sofie Refer’s Bulb Pendant for &Tradition is a best seller at Lumens and has helped the company gain recognition. Everything about the &Tradition Bulb Pendant is transparent, from the lamp shade to the light bulb itself, allowing people to see electricity in action. It is the recipient of multiple design awards and is also offered in a mega version for larger spaces.

Bellevue Lamps by Arne Jacobsen

&Tradition Bellevue Table Lamp &Tradition Bellevue Floor Lamp

The name Arne Jacobsen is almost synonymous with Scandinavian design and it is easy to see in his Bellevue lamps from &Tradition. Originally designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1929 (one of his first designs), the Bellevue collection is reproduced today by &Tradition and offered as the Bellevue AJ3 Table Lamp and the Bellevue AJ2 Floor Lamp. Both lamps are available in Black or White and fit well in any contemporary space.

&Tradition Marble Floor Lamp

Marble Floor Lamp by Studio Vit

Denmark’s Studio Vit introduced the Marble Floor Lamp for &Tradition in 2014 as part of the Marble Lights collection that also includes multiple variations of pendant lighting and a table lamp.

The floor lamp in this stunning Danish collection features a mouth-blown borosilicate glass orb that is housed by a White Italian Carrara marble socket and is supported by a marble base. Its white cord reaches out from the base and hangs from a hook attached to the ceiling, reinventing the idea of a typical floor lamp.

Spinning Pendant Lamp by Benjamin Hubert

&Tradition Spinning Pendant
Designed by Benjamin Hubert, the &Tradition Spinning Pendant Lamp is a contemporary ceiling light that was inspired by a spinning-top toy. This pendant design demonstrates &Tradition’s affection for newer, modern design and is similar to other contemporary light fixtures from Benjamin Hubert. The Spinning Pendant is offered in a small and large option, as well as Black, Matte Grey or White finishes.

FlowerPot Pendant by Verner Panton

Verner Panton FlowerPot Pendant &Tradition FlowerPot Pendant

Verner Panton’s FlowerPot Pendant is a classic design from 1969 that is now made available from &Tradition. This peaceful, statement-making pendant was named after the Flower Power movement of the 1960s and is seen as a protest against boring lighting design. It features a lacquered steel shade with an inner bulb that provides ample downlighting. It’s available in a variety of friendly finishes including Green, Orange, Red, Yellow and Turquoise. If you love its shape and style, it’s also offered in a table lamp version you will want to check out.

Other Great Options

Be sure to follow @AndTradition on social media for the latest news and products from the company. And if you are a fan of this design style that emphasizes craftsmanship, simplicity and functionality, you will want to see all of the available Scandinavian designs available at Lumens.

Celebrating Earth Day at Lumens

2015 April 22

Happy Earth Day! We are excited to celebrate Earth Day 2015 because we are all proponents of environmentally-friendly lighting. We work with several vendors of modern lighting and today we want to highlight those who employ sustainable, responsible and earth-friendly design, manufacturing and shipping practices.

Enjoy your Earth Day and help create a sustainable environment with any of these brands and products.

Earth-Friendly Design

Trash Me Table LampTrash Me Lamp

&Tradition Trash Me Table Lamp

The Trash Me Table Lamp by Victor Vetterlein for &Tradition is trash and treasure compiled into one. This unique, eco-friendly table lamp is 100% recycleable and is made from paper pulp, cast iron and aluminum.

Souda Bubble ChandelierSouda Bottle Chandelier

Souda Bubble Chandelier

This eco-friendly design by Shaun Kasperbauer for Brooklyn’s Souda is not your ordinary bubble chandelier. The Souda Bubble Chandelier was inspired by the look of soap bubbles and is made out of multiple recycled post-consumer plastic soda bottles. This whimsical, earth-friendly fixture is available in clear or green bottle colors to accommodate your space.

Marset LEDtube SconceMarset LEDtube Wall SpotMarset LEDcompass Sconce

Marset LEDtube & LEDcompass Sconces

This Earth-friendly family from Marset includes the LEDtube R Wall Sconce, LEDtube Wall Spot and the LEDcompass RSC Wall Sconce. Each contemporary LED fixture in this family consumes only three watts of power, making them all energy-efficent and eco-friendly. These sconces are available in black, white or aluminum finishes.

Marset FollowMe LampFollowME LED Lamp by Marset

FollowMe Portable Table Lamp by Marset

This eco-friendly, battery operated table lamp by Marset is the perfect option when the power goes out or when you are looking to conserve electricity. The FollowMe Table Lamp is made with a built-in battery that can be re-charged with common USB devices and it uses an energy-efficient LED light source. Since it is portable, you can take it on the go and it’s ideal for outdoor use too.

Earth-Friendly Manufacturing

LZF Lighting

LZF

The Spanish lighting company, LZF, manufactures decorative lighting with a variety of beautiful wood veneer patterns. All of the veneers used to create the LZF lighting collection are forested under environmentally sustainable guidelines and the company is also certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council).

Graypants Scraplights

Graypants

Seattle-based Graypants Studio manufactures all of its lighting designs using recycled materials. Every pendant light in the company’s Scraplight collection uses recycled cardboard that the team actually finds from dumpsters in the Seattle area. Meanwhile, Graypants’ newest collections at Lumens, the Kerflights and Steplights, use recycled steel and recycled aluminum in their production process.

Deadstock Pendant by Castor Design

Castor Design

Castor Design emphasizes the use of recycled materials in all of its lighting designs. Products like the Tank Pendant and the Tank Plated Pendant are made from recycled fire extinguishers, while the Recycled Tube collection of products are all made with burned-out fluorescent tubes. This Toronto-based design firm also reaches into now-defunct Canadian lighting factories to salvage shades and parts for its reincarnated Deadstock collection of pendants and floor lamps.

Earth-Friendly Packaging

David Trubridge Packaging

David Trubridge Design

David Trubridge does it best when it comes to Earth-friendly packaging. Every light fixture from this New Zealand brand is flat packaged and shipped in eco-friendly packaging that uses 100% recycled cardboard. Flat packaging every product helps to conserve energy by cutting down on packaging costs as well as fuel costs for the shipping vehicle involved.

Resident Studio Lighting

Resident

Fellow New Zealand-based company, Resident Studio, follows a similar methodology with packaging by flat packaging all of its products in an environmentally-responsible manner to help cut down on packaging and fuel costs when getting a product to the end consumer.

Other Great Options

To be Earth-friendly and energy-efficient year-round, consider upgrading your fixtures to use LED lamping. LEDs reduce energy consumption and energy costs while being efficient and long-lasting. Take a look at our full assortment of LED lighting options here.

Introducing the Kartell Precious Collection

2015 April 20

Kartell previewed its prestigious Precious collection at last year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan and the products have just recently become available to us. Kartell Precious is a unique assortment of lighting and furniture designs you are likely familiar with, but in new and beautiful metallic finishes we have already fallen in love with.

Let us introduce you to five of our favorite new products in the Precious collection from Kartell.

Kartell Precious Fly Suspension

Precious Fly Suspension

Designed by Ferrucio Laviani for Kartell, the Fly Suspension gets an overhaul in the Precious collection with glossy metallic finishes. It’s designed with a metallic PMMA plastic and is available in Chrome, Copper or Gold finishes.

Kartell Precious Taj Table Lamp

Precious Taj Mini Table Lamp

The Taj Mini LED Table Lamp is decorative task lighting with a glamorous touch in the Precious collection. It’s designed by Ferrucio Laviani and features metallic plating available in Copper or Gold finishes.

Kartell Precious Masters Chair

Precious Masters Chair

One of our favorite modern chair designs is now even better as it is available in glossy metallic finishes. Designed by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet as a tribute to three iconic designs from Arne Jacobsen, Charles & Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, the Precious Masters Chair is made with metallic modified polypropylene and is available in Chrome, Copper or Gold finishes.

Kartell Precious Componibili

Precious Componibili Round Storage Modules

Contemporary storage is easy with the Componibili Round Storage Modules from Anna Castelli Ferrieri. Now part of the Kartell Precious collection, the Componibili Storage Modules are modern, glossy and stackable storage solutions for conserving floor space. They are available in two distinct sizes and come in Chrome, Copper or Gold finishes.

Kartell Precious Bourgie Table Lamp

Precious Bourgie Table Lamp

A classic piece from Ferrucio Laviani is re-introduced in a glossy Copper finish as part of the Precious collection. It’s made completely from ABS plastic that is plated in copper and is adjustable to three specific sizes.

Check out the complete Precious collection from Kartell to see other best-selling designs available in the glossy new finishes.

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.




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