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Can Fabric Become the Messenger of Light? Unveiling the Allure of Softer Illumination


I have long been captivated by the world of fabrics, with its mesmerising interplay of colours, textures, and patterns. Here I am going to show you how beautiful fabrics can transcend their traditional role and become an integral part of stunning lighting designs, and how finest lighting manufacturing companies have artfully harnessed the allure of fabrics to craft lamps that are truly extraordinary, innovative, and awe-inspiring.
















Servomuto: Where Creativity Meets Fabric

Servomuto (www.servomuto.it) stands as a visionary in the lighting industry, where creativity and fabric intertwine to give birth to extraordinary lamps. The company's ingenious use of colors, patterns, and textures in their fabric lamps is simply mesmerizing. Each creation reflects a unique narrative, allowing customers to embrace not just a source of light but an exquisite piece of art that resonates with their individual tastes and preferences. The choice here is endless from the Circus or the Palazzi Chandelier to the vast collection of wall lamp like Haute Couture, Easy Wall, Materia or Bikini boasting a wide array of colour combinations to cater to diverse tastes and complement any decor. Most of the Servomuto lamps are provided with a E27 light bulb.


Axolight Skirt Pendant Light: Graceful Elegance

Axolight (www.axolight.com) has made a mark in the lighting industry with their iconic Skirt light. This lamp showcases a unique blend of fabric and design, resulting in a breathtaking interplay of light and softness. The skirt-like fabric wraps around the light source, diffusing the light and creating an ethereal ambiance. This remarkable collection effortlessly becomes the centerpiece of any space, seamlessly harmonizing with other elements in the surroundings. Its refined design makes Skirt versatile, gracefully fitting into various environments, whether they be residential, commercial, or hospitality settings. The lampshade boasts an additional benefit of sound-absorbing properties, effectively reducing ambient noise by up to 53%. The light source is a E27 bulb and the choices of colours are red, green, blue, white and grey. The Skirt pendant light is a symbol of graceful elegance and subtle beauty. It exudes a calming aura, making it an ideal choice for spaces where relaxation and tranquility are essential.


Vibrant Yarn Creations by Hay: the Bonbon collection!

Ana Kraš' Bonbon Shades and lamps for Hay (https://hay.dk/hay/lighting) are a remarkable blend of creativity and meticulous craftsmanship. Crafted meticulously by hand, each shade serves as a testament to Ana Kraš' artistic prowess.

The process involves skillfully weaving nylon-wool yarn around a powder-coated steel frame, resulting in lampshades that not only exhibit visual allure but also offer a distinctive tactile charm.

One of their standout features is their inherent individuality – every piece showcases subtle deviations in appearance and surface aesthetics, underscoring the authentic handcrafted nature of the endeavor.

Bonbon comes in a variety of styles and dimensions, offered as table/floor lamps or pendants, determined by the cord set you select. Nevertheless, it possesses inherent beauty as a striking decorative piece, even when the light is not illuminated. The perfect lighting piece for a more daylight decorative effect.


Arturo Alvarez's innovative collection.

Arturo Álvarez lighting (https://www.a-emotionallight.com) continues to be a constant source of inspiration by weaving together sentiment, utility, visual appeal, and expert artisanal craftsmanship. Every light is meticulously fashioned using state-of-the-art technology. The Bety Eco pendant lamp's eco rendition embraces the use of compressed cellulose as its primary medium. Handcrafted and offered in a range of hues, Bety Eco continues to uphold its heritage while prioritizing sustainable materials.


The Cabana pendant light is meticulously crafted through the application of the 3D knitting technique, a method commonly associated with textiles but seldom employed in the realm of lighting. This approach allows for the creation of seamless, three-dimensional lampshades while minimizing excess fabric. Supported by the interplay of the aluminum canopy, fabric, and gravity, the parchment diffuser lends the necessary weight for the light to assume its distinctive shape.

This diffuser also adeptly filters the light, resulting in a serene and uniform illumination, reminiscent of the soothing shelter offered by the cabanas.

Noteworthy for its eco-consciousness, the light is fashioned from recycled and recyclable materials.

Moreover, its compact packaging minimizes its carbon footprint; the light can be condensed for shipping and then expanded to its intended shape and volume upon arrival. It boasts a color spectrum that includes three options: electric blue, orange, and off-white. It comes with E27 light bulb which offers the flexibility of choosing the desired luminosity for a more dimmed effect.


Nuée Suspension

Moving away from conventional textiles, the Nuée suspension, interests me with its ability to be molded and its fabric's gentle softness. Evoking the images of clouds, the Nuée is made entirely by a blend of polycarbonate and polyester which offer great tenacity, tensile strength and heat resistance. Nuée remain delicately soft to the touch and it can be effortlessly adjusted along the lamp's frame. It comes fully dimmable with integrated LED of 29W, 3000K (with a generous lm 3749) and CRI>90.




















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