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Autumn Inspired Lighting
Why are we so infatuated with Autumn? Perhaps it is because Autumn gives us a sense of warmth and marks the beginning of festivities. Autumn is the season that kisses Summer into a deep slumber and anticipates the cool embrace of Winter. Known for being a well loved season, the distinct characteristics of Autumn can often be seen in various lighting design:
1) Being One With Nature
Bare branches, and graceful falling leaves are quintessential of Autumn, and gives a sense of tranquility. The Aldo (Eurofase), Tree Branch (Elk Lighting), and Aspen (Elk Lighting) represent nature during this transitional phase.
The Aldo highlights the beauty of barren branches as the sculpture suspends within an open LED frame. The Tree Branch lamp has a base resembling the roots of a tree, and the Aspen incorporates the raw texture of Aspen bark.
2) Warm Tones
Dusty cedar, hickory, tan, and other neutrals are often associated with Autumn, as well as warm metals such as copper, bronze, rust, and antique finishing.
These warm tones can be seen in a variety of fixtures, such as the Rebar Studio (Artcraft), Jersey (Artcraft), and the Swing (Progress).
The architectural use of rebar material, exposed pipes and exposed bulbs gives these fixtures an urban industrial appeal, and is further enhanced with dark metals and vintage undertones of brass and bronze.
Thick fabrics, rich tones, and texture mark the beginning of “sweater weather” in Autumn. The Bali Chandelier (Maxim) and Kelp Mirror (Feiss) are reminiscent of “sweater weather” qualities.
The white inner shade of the Bali chandelier provides a soft backdrop for the woven string pattern replicating the look of a ball of yarn, while the Kelp mirror offers a unique textured frame similar to kelp.
4)Mix of Wood and Metal
The marriage of wood and metal symbolizes the Autumn activities that often take part outside the city limits. The wagon that carries the pumpkins from the pumpkin patch, or the barn that provides a dwelling space to escape the cold use a combination of wood and metal. The Collingwood (Artcraft), and the Fornes (Eglo) demonstrates two variations of the mixture of wood and metal.
The Collingwood pendant is finished in walnut and dark metal hardware, exuding a rustic appeal, while the Fornes embraces modernity with the use of clean lines, and LED technology. The Fornes also has a wood finish with steel hardware.
The Autumn season also signifies a time of reflection, which is represented by the Autumn (Hubbardton Forge), and the Wicker Mirror (Dimond Lighting).
The Autumn pendant is a true reflection of the Autumn season, capturing the look of cascading leaves in it’s entirety. The Wicker Mirror offers a reflective surface, with a wicker designed frame that gives a nod to past decades.
Though Autumn has a brief presence, you can find its qualities in a variety of fixtures and portables that will last beyond a season. Check out our showroom for more selections and the latest design in lighting.