Alitex is a Belgian company that for more than 20 years has specialised in electronic components for the lighting sector.
Thanks to its experience, Alitex also offers LED solutions for both indoor and outdoor use.
For the home, the range of indoor lighting extends from the kitchen to the bathroom and for outdoor use from the veranda to the garden. Discover their products for wet areas such as a fountain or swimming pool...
For the professional, Alitex offers technical solutions for lighting offices, displays, counters, façades, museums, even offering lighting effects for amusement parks...
It is also possible to realise lighting solutions for the industrial and medical sectors, adapted to warehouses, production areas, laboratories...
All their products benefit from a maximum guarantee and a personalised after-sales service.
You have a project, Alitex is there to help you, a design office can help you to realise your project with innovative and personalised solutions.
Sober, authentic and certainly functional, Scandinavian style never ceases to seduce with its exceptional characteristics. At Andtradition, the designers have decided to focus all their creations on this famous Nordic design. A choice that earned them the Good Design Award in 2001. The Danish brand's luminaires are distinguished by their blend of natural materials and colourful notes that make these lighting fixtures real decorative elements. The brand's mission is to offer designer lamps that will bring maximum light into every room for an even warmer interior.
In order to highlight the refined and refined side of Scandinavian design, Andtradition first of all insists on the shapes of its lighting supports. The materials are reshaped and redefined in full respect of the rules of art. The designers then select the most appropriate colours to dress each lighting support. As far as light is concerned, the most advanced technologies have been adopted. The power of the lighting can be adjusted according to the tastes and desires of each person.
It is this attention to detail that has allowed the Danish brand to create wall lights with a distinctly Nordic style, as can be seen in the pieces of the Formakami collection. The lamps are topped with a beautiful rice paper lampshade. The designers were inspired by the famous Asian lanterns to create these original pieces of equipment that will certainly find their place in contemporary living rooms or lounges. The supports are also available in many shapes and colours. The idea is to help consumers find the perfect element for their interior design.
For those looking for something even more original, Scandinavian designer lights by the famous designer Jaime Hayon are highly recommended. The lamps are characterised by their modern shape and very elegant colour. These beautiful and versatile pieces with a decorative look will satisfy the most demanding customers.
It is often said that Scandinavian design is a timeless style. Andtradition has also taken the trouble to highlight this very special feature of the Nordic theme. To do this, designers apply manufacturing techniques that allow them to work materials to their limits. The creative processes combine traditional practices with modern methods. This approach results in the very aesthetic side of each of the Danish brand's creations.
Consumers can easily see this in the Scandinavian desk lamps designed by architect Arne Jacobsen. They look like works of art with their structure made of a mixture of materials and their beautiful, graceful lines. And what about the hanging lamps from the great Space Copenhagen? Except that they show real craftsmanship and artistic inspiration. The designers were able to combine the industrial aspect with the elegant Nordic style for a timeless look.
The creation of Artemide in 1960 practically marked the beginning of a new era in the world of lighting. It was in 1958 that the engineer Ernesto Gismondi and his business partner Sergio Mazza took the initiative to found a structure specialising in the design of designer luminaires. For two years, the two founders did everything possible to make their company an emblematic brand in the field. Success came quickly, as the company was able to adopt the right methods by calling on the services of renowned designers. The Italian brand's creations are now exhibited in many major museums around the world and have won prestigious awards such as the Compasso d'Oro in 1967 and the iF Product Design Award 2017.
To understand how Artémide sees light, just look at the brand's motto: "The Human Light". Designers consider lighting to be an essential element in human life, so it is important to ensure that each luminaire is adapted to the needs of consumers in both the residential and professional sectors. This angle of vision has enabled the Italian company to highlight the essential characteristics of a lamp: functionality, design and comfort.
Lighting systems need to be intelligent in order to be able to adapt to the specific conditions and environments that people face on a daily basis. The light must be powerful enough. The design, on the other hand, is revealed through the shape and colours of each room. At Artemide, designers at Artemide like to consider their work as art because of the love and passion that emanates from it. For them, the lighting, wherever it is installed, must also be a source of physical and emotional well-being and thus provide maximum comfort.
Each of these characteristics can be observed, for example, through the wall lights of the Pirce series. With their varnished aluminium structure and white colour, the Artémide brand luminaires have a highly original, measured design. Class 1 lighting is designed to offer functional and comfortable light suitable for all domestic environments.
Since its creation in 1960, Artémide has immediately caught the public's attention thanks to its innovative creations, which testify to great creativity and advanced know-how on the part of designers. But it is by combining technology and passion that the Italian brand has been able to create designer lighting systems that are certainly modern.
The brand is renowned in the world of design for its famous Tolomeo, Mercury and Cosmic, pieces that are considered true masterpieces. For example, it was awarded the reddot best of the best design award 2008 for its Mercury series suspension lamps. Many consumers have also expressed their satisfaction with the table lamps from the Dalù collection.
An undisputed brand name for architects, luminaires such as the "Tizio" lamp, the "Tolomeo" and recently the "Mercury" suspension lamp are often used in their projects. Don't wait any longer to buy an exceptional Artemide lamp.
Sevenoaks, 1997. While competition was raging in the market, two men took the initiative to share their discovery in the world of lighting and design. John Fearon and James Bassant had already spent a lot of time in the basement of their home in their small English town. The time had come to make their creations known. That's how the Astro Lighting brand was created. The brand's luminaires are distinguished by the simplicity of their design and the quality of their workmanship. Features that immediately appealed to the public. For more than 20 years, the company has been able to stand out by offering original and innovative solutions.
For the Astro Lighting designers, lighting is above all synonymous with comfort and well-being. Each creation, whether it is an indoor or outdoor lamp, should help to create a serene and luminous atmosphere in the space for which it is intended. The English brand has made a name for itself above all with its systems dedicated to the bathroom. The Astro Lighting bathroom ceiling lights have been a real revolution. In addition to their soft and functional light, the luminaires have an appropriate structure that is resistant to splashes and humidity.
As far as style is concerned, the designers opted for a contemporary and modern design typical of British interiors. The success of the original systems has encouraged professionals to suggest even more interesting solutions. The Bevel Rond 600 lampshade is one of the pieces particularly worth mentioning. The lamp has a comfortable light and design. The lighting is suitable for all types of spaces (living room, bedroom, corridor, office, entrance hall and others). In terms of style, the bevelled white round cotton look gives a very original poetic touch to this beautiful room.
Simplicity is a real asset when you know how to shape and enhance it. At Astro Lighting, the designers at Astro Lighting have exploited this principle by opting for designs with a pure and very aesthetic design. But craftsmen have not forgotten the importance of innovation in their field. With each new collection created, one can see the desire of professionals to innovate by adopting the latest technological advances.
This can be seen in modern pieces such as the Roma lampshades or the Avola wall lights. The luminaires have a solid structure designed for wet areas. The lighting system has been manufactured to have an optimum life of more than 50,000 hours with a low and economical consumption index.
In order to always comply with the guideline they use as a benchmark, the professionals collaborate with enthusiasts in different countries. In addition, new talented design engineers are added to the English brand's teams every year. This approach has currently enabled the brand to develop its numerous subsidiaries on all continents. A branch was also recently opened in the United States.
Outdoor or indoor lighting, the choice is vast, while remaining very classic with the Astro Lighting brand. Opt for quality by choosing this unique brand.
With the many references available on the market, it is not always easy to find products with a good price-quality ratio. However, some brands (more than others) manage to stand out with their very affordable offers that respond well to consumer needs. Brilliant is one such brand. The German company was founded in 1951. The company initially specialised in the processing and manufacture of glass. But by diversifying its activities, it has managed to make a name for itself in the world of lighting. Brilliant brand luminaires are sold in many countries at unbeatable prices.
With more than 65 years of experience in the sector, Brilliant has extensive know-how, enabling it to offer a wide range of lighting fixtures every year. Its catalogue is growing in line with the public's expectations. But whether it is residential lighting or solutions for professionals, the German brand knows how to attract the public's attention thanks to the price and quality of its creations. According to feedback from many consumers, Brilliant lamps stand out for their functionality and elegant design. But the point that keeps coming up is the price. The ranges on offer are suitable for all budgets.
To do this, the designers have made sure that all their equipment is available in a wide range of models to suit all budgets. The most classic pieces are the most popular because of their good value for money. However, even with the latest trends, the brand has managed to find the right balance in order to always achieve customer satisfaction. An example of this is the 3-light Bulb Brilliant wall lights. The luminaires are made of a chrome-plated aluminium structure. The frame is compatible with an adjustable dimmer. These features may make you think of a rather expensive product. And yet, this lamp remains very accessible in terms of cost.
The fact that the prices of Brilliant lighting products are the best on the market does not detract from the fact that they are also of very high quality. The designers have been able to combine two essential characteristics to make such advantageous models: functionality and aesthetics. All the more so as the German company has always put into practice the technological advances made in its field to make its lighting systems even more practical.
Currently, the brand offers low-energy lights equipped with economical and ecological LED bulbs. Professionals have even made a point of highlighting this functional aspect by offering equipment that can be controlled remotely via a mobile device. On certain models of Brilliant wall sconces or desk lamps, the intensity of the light and the colour of the light can be adjusted in a few clicks thanks to an application installed beforehand on a smartphone or tablet. When it comes to aesthetics, designers generally opt for a sober and elegant style suitable for all types of interiors.
Specialising in the sale of lighting fixtures for more than 7 years, Côté Lumière is now pleased to offer you their selection of lamps.
The products offered have been carefully selected in terms of quality and price directly from the factory. The fixtures have been tested to complete our catalogue of qualitative products and with a price studied to be always the most competitive compared to the market price.
The collection of lamps offered by Côté Lumière is mainly specialised in architectural technical lighting for indoors and outdoors, we also offer decorative luminaires and fun lamps to brighten up your interior.
Our lighting is made with noble and durable materials such as aluminium, they are equipped with high quality LEDs in order to offer you products that will bring you complete satisfaction over time.
All our lamps are guaranteed for 2 years.
With its Austrian roots, the Eglo brand has grown to become one of the leading references in the lighting world. From its launch in 1969, the company was destined for a bright future. The passion of its founder, Ludwig Obwieser, was of a rare intensity. In just a few years, the Eglo brand of lighting fixtures quickly evolved to enable it to establish itself on the European market and thus expand internationally. Today, the brand is present in more than 130 countries around the world and is constantly developing new markets to get closer to the public.
Whether in the residential or professional lighting sector, consumer expectations are constantly changing. To better meet them, major lighting brands must adopt new technologies for their products and always show great ingenuity in each of their creations. The best, as in the case of the Eglo brand, must even be able to create new trends and influence the market.
The company has been able to collaborate with renowned designers who accompany it in each of its projects in order to suggest ever more original lighting systems. Ideas for new products are collected from the market. They are then evaluated and studied by the experts who then entrust them to the craftsmen. The latter will make sure that they are put into practice.
This creative process results in unique pieces such as the lampshade wall lamps from the Almeida series. The lighting fixtures have been designed to adapt to any room, whether private bedrooms or living areas. In the case of the children's wall lamps from the Quixi collection, the designers focused on the needs of families. These friendly lamps with a fancy design will bring more cheerfulness and warmth to young people's bedrooms.
The success of the Eglo Group is by no means a coincidence. It is the company's ability to remain true to its roots while maintaining a modern outlook that has enabled it to quickly stand out from the competition. Indeed, through each of the brand's creations, the consumer will not fail to observe the little mixture of simplicity, tradition, cultural influences and innovation that characterises the brand.
The result is original, design and certainly decorative. And although the range is very wide (more than 18 million luminaires sold each year), the designers' passion and know-how are revealed through each lamp on the market. Eglo's commitment goes far beyond that of a simple lamp, as the designers give personal attention to each of their projects. It is thanks to all these values that luminaires, such as the rectangular outdoor wall lights in the Alamonte collection, have immediately managed to capture the public's attention from the moment they were launched.
Elimex is a public limited company (SA) specialising in the wholesale of electrical, electronic and lighting equipment. Its head office is based in Brussels, Belgium. This distributor markets the Elix Belgium brand and many others. In the lighting market, Elix brand light bulbs are a reference. Moreover, they are offered in the major DIY stores. However, its range is not limited to lighting, or includes other materials in terms of connectors, wires and cables, telephony, etc.
Returning to its history, Elimex is a company founded in 1963 by Georges Kohner and Georges Goossens. It is a large-scale company that has built up a reputation since its creation. Originally, it was active in the distribution of electronic components and rooftop antennas. Over the years, it has expanded its field of activity and now offers electronic systems, electronic accessories and measuring instruments. These products are available on Côté Lumière.
The lighting solutions offered by Elimex are aimed at the residential market. They include luminaires, central power supplies, dominoes, and many more. The luminaires of this brand are quite basic in their design. They are, a priori, functional to light your interiors. Elimex designers use timeless raw materials to suit all interior styles. As a specialist in the field of lighting, they put the spotlight on the bulb for its suspensions, wall lights and even floor lamps. A brand style that stands out from the crowd. These lighting fixtures are designed to adhere to contemporary, vintage, industrial, Scandinavian and classic style houses.
Elimex floor lamps have a very original style that stands out from the usual models. In fact, they can be used even without lampshades. The same goes for its wall light. Simply match it with the brand's bulbs with visible LED filaments. They project a warm light to brighten up your living spaces. In another, larger version, the luminaires belonging to the Atelier collection have a lampshade or even a classic reflector, but which is available in different colours: black, white, silver, chrome. In the wall-mounted version, its articulated arm can be adjusted to direct the light towards a particular area of the room.
For outdoor lighting, Helix bollards are the ideal luminaires for illuminating a driveway, car park, terrace, garden or the entrance to your home. It is characterised by their 5 W SMD LED bulb which has a life of 25,000 hours. In the same collection, there are outdoor wall lights designed to resist the vagaries of time. In any case, the products in the Helix range are made to last. Moreover, they are made with a special type of steel that protects the device against corrosion up to 6 times more than a classic rust effect.
For your electrical installations, Elimex has all kinds of rails to supply your lighting fixtures with the same system. Aware that the linear connector is always indispensable, Elimex develops different solutions as a central power supply. In their design, the brand relies on high-quality materials combined with modern and innovative design. Most of the rails have a very harmonious modular concept. In addition to this, their patented and award-winning systems consist of a high-strength aluminium profile.
For Faro Barcelona, the adventure in the world of lighting began in 1945. At the beginning, the company specialised in the manufacture of desk lamps. However, the business gradually diversified as consumer needs evolved in the sector. For more than 60 years, the brand has stood out from the competition through its original creations of exemplary quality. Today, Faro Barcelona luminaires and lighting systems are available in more than 90 countries and are positioned as one of the best references in the market.
If Faro Barcelona has been able to make a name for itself worldwide, it is above all thanks to the growing passion of its designers. This enthusiasm, tinged with good will, drives them to always propose solutions that meet the public's expectations. Every year, everything is done to create new collections of designer and modern lamps and lighting supports. What distinguishes the Spanish brand from the competition is above all its e-company dimension, consisting of a unique dropshipping section and an innovative in-house laboratory. These infrastructures have enabled it to manufacture original parts designed in accordance with the quality standards in force.
This can be seen, for example, in the characteristics of the lighting fixtures in the Essential line. The suspended lampshades imagined by the designers combine elegance and simplicity for a timelessly outstanding effect. The interior lamps are each made up of a beautiful metal structure, a white textile lampshade and a bulb that is certainly functional. For owners who wish to complete the lighting in living rooms such as the living room, lounge or kitchen, the cement cube wall lamps from the Karmen collection are highly recommended. The lighting elements will not go unnoticed with their design form and warm, pleasant two-way lighting system. In addition, the rooms are available in various colours for an even more decorative effect.
Expertise has always been an asset in an evolving field such as lighting. This is why the Catalan company has always been innovative and has a great sense of know-how in all its activities. In addition to the designers who are there to imagine each piece in the Faro Barcelona collections, the company has a team of experts who check the different aspects of the products. Resistance to use, lighting power, level of energy consumption and more, all characteristics are screened through various tests, studies and simulations.
This approach has enabled the brand to create customised luminaires and lighting solutions that always meet the public's expectations. For example, many consumers have expressed their satisfaction with the performance characteristics of Noray's round exterior wall and ceiling luminaires. The lamp frames are made of highly resistant brass and transparent glass (IP65), which are perfectly adapted to outdoor conditions. The colour and power of the diffused lighting have been chosen to create a pleasant atmosphere.
Since its creation in 1962 by Dino Govina and Cesane Cassina, Flos has positioned itself as one of the leading brands in the market for lighting equipment and materials. The Italian brand is mainly known for its architectural and decorative creations. For more than 55 years, the company's success has resided in its ability to offer trendy and innovative ranges of lighting fixtures that meet the needs of consumers, both private individuals and professionals. But to achieve this result, the company has had to collaborate with world-renowned designers and enthusiasts such as the Castiglioni brothers and Tabia Scarpa.
In order to be able to propose offers that always succeed in seducing so many consumers, Flos has been able to rely on the know-how and experience of renowned professionals and craftsmen who do their utmost to make the products stand out from those of the competition. Thus, the collaboration with some designers in particular (including the sons of the renowned architect Carlo Scarpa) has enabled the Italian brand to create pieces such as the iconic ARCO floor lamp by the Castiglioni family or the famous spectacular Superarchimoon Flos by Philippe STARCK.
Today, the lighting systems offered by the brand are diversifying in order to better adapt to the realities of the market. For example, the desire of professionals to offer modern, designer equipment can be seen in the wall and ceiling lights of the Glo-Ball collection. The lamps were designed by the great Jasper Morrison, a designer renowned for his original and functional creations. The interior luminaires are distinguished by their appearance, but above all by the diffused light from their mouth-blown opaline glass.
Another illustration is the Kelvin range of floor lamps, with which enthusiasts wanted to demonstrate their ability to adopt the new technologies available in their field. The supports consist of an arm that can be rotated through 360° and a flat square head that can be swivelled through 355°. As far as diffused light is concerned, the designers opted for one of the LED bulbs with adjustable lighting intensity.
To maintain its leading position in its sector, a brand must be able to influence trends and create needs. Flos has always been able to adopt this principle by creating bold lighting systems that subsequently become true icons. To do this, the Italian brand does not hesitate to exploit new ideas, new horizons. This art of experimentation has allowed the brand to manipulate materials to make revolutionary structures, but also to combine technological innovations to propose more adequate solutions.
Surprising equipment such as the recessed ceiling lights in the Skygarden collection are the result of respect for all these beautiful values. The pieces are made up of a die-cast aluminium alloy support topped by a magnificent opaline glass diffuser. And what about the Ktribe S3 suspension units? A perfect combination of modernity and design for a lighting system that is definitely contemporary.
The Giarnieri collection is an Italian manufacturer of high quality and exceptional lighting fixtures offering resolutely contemporary lamps.
Attention to detail characterises the quality of the products made in Italy.
The spirit of Giarnieri is to offer a new look at the world of design lighting.
A few fine lines are enough to trace the contours of a lamp to subtly bring light into a living space.
Like a work of art, the emphasis is on form that will flatter the eye. The magic is created by a play of light and shadow, providing character and perspective to the lamp.
Convinced that the design of modern lighting must be ecology and energy performance oriented. All their lamps are equipped with systems that exclusively use quality and interchangeable LEDs.
Presentation of some products from the Giarnieri collection
A ceiling light, an LED wall light or a resolutely modern Italian design suspension lamp, the Drop range will seduce you with its simple shape referring to a smoke circle. The vintage style of the 60s is honoured by the finesse of the structure and its backlighting.
Nostalgic and fan of the video games of the 80s, the Pixel lamp subtly brings us a wink to this universe. The lacquered aluminium lamp has been engraved with shapes to reveal a design of lights reminiscent of programming code effects. This lamp has been designed to be placed either as a wall-mounted LED lamp, a pendant lamp or a LED ceiling lamp.
Kamak or the art of backlighting.
Like an eclipse, the Kamak wall light is composed of two metal spheres that play a game of light and shadow through the magic of backlighting. The reverberation effect will draw on your wall a moon kissing the sun.
Grok is part of the Leds-C4 group, one of Spain's largest luminaire manufacturers. It offers both technical and decorative quality lamps. This brand seduces thanks to its luminaires with various styles. Indeed, whether it is pure design, architectural or classic style, there is something for every taste at Grok.
In 2016, Grok by Leds C4 received the German Design Award for its Invisible collection. The collection was awarded in the category Excellence in Product Design.
Led-C4 has been around for more than 40 years, during which time it has experimented a lot. From design to production and lamp development, Leds-C4 is a complete and experienced company. It offers its services in 140 countries all over the world. The big brand offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor lighting and is characterised by its flexibility, allowing for customised solutions.
Leds-C4's aim is to make living spaces comfortable. Thanks to the influence of light, it is possible to change the perception of different places. Experience and knowledge that is put to good use for the end consumer.
What is "typically Danish"?
Vikings, love of royalty and "Dannebrog" would spontaneously come to mind.
But "hygge" (comfort) is also very important here. And what better way to bring this unique attitude to life in your own home than with classic, sober but at the same time innovative and exciting lighting. Halo Design has already made a name for itself in this field in the Scandinavian region - and now you can buy the whole range of Danish "halo design" at a very reasonable price from us in the Côté Lumière online shop.
Michael Waltersdorff founded the company HALO DESIGN at the age of 18. More by chance than by design. It all started when he was in a fashion shop with a friend and found the lamps of the rope system installed there far too hot to feel comfortable and change clothes in the changing room. "There has to be a better way," he thought. Immediately said, immediately done - with the aim of combining modern technology with functional design solutions that people can identify with. In short: advanced technology, clear design and above all - affordable for everyone.
He himself once said in an interview: "I focus on our Danish culture! It makes it easier for us when we are at a trade fair, for example. People recognize it at first glance - it's Danish design!
The company, which is based in Farum Sogn, a municipality west of the Danish capital, Copenhagen, now has 26 employees. But even today, owner Michael Waltersdorff still designs and develops most of the HALO lamps himself with passion. He compares himself to a fuse that lights up when it comes to creating beautifully designed lamps. Another pillar was created with "Colors by Copenhagen". Unique and fantastic lamps, with great and absolutely innovative effects, are the perfect complement to the Halo-Design lamps and luminaires that you can find, among others, in our wall lights.
The desire to deepen the design departments and the designers' experience of more than 20 years made it time to think differently. Thus, in 2016, the "Watt a Lamp" brand was launched under the leadership of Danish designers Rikke Hagen and Andreas Lund. "Our ambition is to create lamps that remain bright for many years. Lamps that are the result of care and a good idea. Lamps with an eye for whimsical details, sensual dimensions and revolutionary technologies".
Having gained a great deal of experience in the treatment of traditional metals, Fausto Dalla Torre and his wife Luisa Martin decided to start their lighting manufacturing business in 1949. The lighting systems born of this great initiative immediately caught the public's attention. Each piece produced was a testament to the passion and know-how of the designers, so much so that the Italian brand immediately became one of the best-known. The Fanale lamps are distinguished by their extremely fine finish, elegance and originality. Features that make them truly timeless lighting fixtures.
In order to stand out from other manufacturers in a time when competition was at its height, Fausto Dalla Torre and his wife had to show great tenacity and dedication. Above all, the couple has been able to move forward by applying all the know-how they have acquired in the art of shaping traditional metals, but also by cultivating that passion that animated them long before they started working in the field of lighting. It is these different qualities that have enabled designers to design unique lighting fixtures and lead their companies to success.
Among the pieces that immediately caught the attention of consumers, you have for example the lampshades from the IL Fanale collection. The design of the lamps was inspired by the Scandinavian style, rustic decorative elements that recall the specifics of the Nordic theme. The structures consist of a brass diffuser surmounted by a large white lamp glass with a black burnt edge. The light is discreet, elegant and will bring an even more cosy touch to the living rooms of the house.
Those who prefer to highlight the contemporary and modern side of their outdoor spaces will certainly appreciate the aesthetic aspect as well as the efficient and certainly functional lighting of the Decori Parete rectangular outdoor wall lights. Of course, these are just a few illustrations since the Fanale collections include other types of indoor and outdoor lamps.
With Il Fanale, "Made in Italy" has a very special characteristic: unique quality. But to be able to keep this guideline, the designers had to carry out technical and material research in order to always stand out from the competition. In addition, the brand constantly collaborates with passionate designers and architects. This culture of excellence has enabled the brand to carry out major projects both nationally and internationally.
This approach has, for example, given rise to the beautiful pieces in the Reporter collection. The lighting fixtures, like the large industrial suspensions, display clean and essential lines offering an exceptional decorative effect. The structures are equipped with six swivel heads and articulated arms for greater originality. And with their very elegant vintage design, the lamps will certainly find their place in the most beautiful living rooms, dining rooms or living rooms.
The IP44.de lighting brand is a premium brand in the outdoor lighting sector and combines German know-how and quality with LED technical innovations.
The philosophy :
IP44 wanted to create outdoor luminaires with the same or even better design and quality than lamps normally designed for indoor use.
For more than 25 years the aim has been to create an aesthetically perfect design and a high quality product with the basic conviction that every place deserves great light.
What differentiates IP44.from other brands of luminaires is the combination of an exceptional aesthetic appearance with perfect function.
The story :
IP44.de in Rheda-Wiedenbrück has been a luminaire dealer for three generations, selling and advising private individuals on lighting design. 1993 IP44.de was founded in order to be able to offer their customers high-quality outdoor products. The aim was to offer robust luminaires that were suitable for outdoor use.
The choice of imperishable materials such as glass, stainless steel or aluminium and the high-quality LED electronics (IvyLight) make their lamps exceptionally efficient and durable.
The origin of the name :
To communicate the watertightness of a lamp, we refer to an industry standard which is IP or protection class: Protection class (IP).
IP44 refers to a luminaire that is IP4- protected against solids larger than 1 mm and IP-4 protected against water splashes from all directions.
A luminaire that has an IP44 protection rating means that it is robust and suitable for outdoor use. Meeting the requirements of the products created by the company, the name of the company was just right.
Conservative in terms of standards and quality and particularly in the care taken with manufacturing details, the code name (.de) was added to the brand name (IP44) to emphasise German quality.
The Kare Design brand is currently one of the most influential references in the world of design and lighting. But to reach this level, the company has had to adopt good practices and take bold initiatives to stand out from the competition. The company was founded in 1981 by Jürgen Relter and Peter Schönhofen. Many years of experience have always been its main asset. The designers of the German brand have acquired a unique know-how which, combined with great passion, becomes a source from which they draw original and always innovative ideas. Kare Design lamps and accessories are available in more than 40 countries and are among the most popular items worldwide.
While the functional side of lighting has always been an essential aspect, the German brand wants to go further, based on the principle that luminaires are used to create a special atmosphere in a space. This approach pushes designers to create unique designs. Because for light to create an unconventional atmosphere, you have to think outside the box and come up with unconventional systems.
Lamps should be used to reinforce the character of each room in a house. By opting for Kare Design chandeliers and pendant lamps, consumers will have no difficulty in creating that pleasant, welcoming and lively atmosphere that is so characteristic of the living room, living room and dining room. In the kitchen or office, the practicality of the lighting will be emphasised. The light should be strong enough to provide a better view of the worktop or central island.
In addition to the intensity of the lighting, the design of the luminaires is also taken into account. Designers generally play with colours and materials to create an authentic room depending on the type of interior, but they can also design heterogeneous elements. For example, those who prefer assertive, modern looks can opt for Kare Design's horizontal black Parecchi wall lights. For a truly exceptional ambience, the brightness and temperature of the lighting will depend on the colour of the lampshade.
Decoration is what enhances the chosen interior style. For the designers of the German brand, lighting fixtures can also become real decorative elements. It is no coincidence that Kare Design's motto is "the joy of decorating". Designers like to shape the lighting by opting for supports with original, even extravagant shapes and colours. From the most classic decorations to the most extraordinary renderings, the brand's range of lighting fixtures includes lamps adapted to everyone's tastes and desires. Some will appreciate, for example, the industrial style and the animal aspect of the Spider chandelier. While others will be more dazzled by the very elegant vintage look of the Bown floor lamp.
Created in 1969 in Lleida, Spain, Leds C4 is one of the most influential brands in the world of lighting equipment. Its many years of experience have enabled the company to expand its activities in more than 140 countries around the world. Currently, the company has a number of manufacturing units to ensure that production meets the needs of the market. In addition, a separate brand, Grok, was founded in 1986. This structure is mainly dedicated to the design of the parent company's high-end luminaires. Whether for indoor or outdoor lighting, the C4 LED creations are high quality pieces combining elegance and performance. For more than 40 years, the company has scrupulously adhered to its motto: "Light is life".
The secret of the worldwide success of the Spanish brand lies in its ability to offer original and trendy lighting systems. To achieve this result, the company has had to call on designers and experts who have been involved in every stage of its evolution. Since its creation in 1969, Leds C4 has been able to adopt the techniques and innovations inherent to its activity. From the use of wrought iron in the design of the structure of the luminaires to the LED revolution, the use of glass and the adoption of the characteristics of the various existing styles, the company has been able to exploit all the resources available.
This extensive experience has resulted in collections of lamps suitable for different types of interiors as well as product ranges dedicated to professionals. A few creations are also worth mentioning. The Neo metal hanging lamp, for example, is one of the pieces that testify to the design know-how of professionals. This luminaire is characterised by its trendy vintage look that will enhance the decor of a living room or dining room. As for the Virginia adjustable lampshade, it has a nice touch of modernity. Its very elegant contemporary style and pleasant lighting will bring more originality and comfort to the living rooms of the most modern homes.
Meeting the needs of consumers by taking into account trends, but also the evolution of the market, is the main challenge for any brand working in the world of lighting. Leds C4 has understood this principle and has adopted it in the creation of each of its product ranges. Thus, in addition to its sleek designer lamps, the brand also offers architectural and highly technical systems. The aim is to diversify the range of products on offer.
To do this, professionals use all available materials (steel, PVC, wrought iron, aluminium, glass, polycarbonate and others). In addition, the company is very keen to comply with the standards in force in terms of the longevity and safety of the equipment as well as those concerning energy saving. Pieces such as the Moonlight IP44 floor lamp and the Grok invisible suspension system perfectly illustrate this approach.
Born from the initiative of a couple (the Verdat family) who have always had a great passion for interior lighting. The Linea Verdace brand has become quickly known since its creation in 1969. The Belgian company is based in Antwerp and started to expand its activities in Luxembourg at the end of the 1960s. Very quickly, the creations of the small company were distributed throughout Europe and in many countries around the world, such as Russia and New Zealand. Today, Linea Verdace lighting fixtures are among the most popular on the market. In addition to its indoor lamps, the brand also stands out for its designer outdoor lighting supports.
Already in the beginning, when it was still only known in Belgium, Linea Verdace was known for the technical aspect of its lighting equipment. The brand was able to work with the material and the performance of the lamps to create ever more efficient lighting models. Today, thanks to the technological advances made in the field, its equipment is even more efficient. For example, the brand's linear suspensions are suitable for all rooms. With their powerful and highly functional lighting, the lamps will be especially effective as the main light sources in living rooms (the living room or dining room).
The pendant luminaire can be placed above the central island, the worktop or the dining table to ensure a satisfactory appearance. The light intensity can be adjusted according to the size or configuration of the room. If the room is very spacious, it is possible to complete the suspension system with a few spotlights or wall lights.
Of course, in a modern, industrial or contemporary interior, the Linea Verdace linear suspension can also find its place in the living room. The diffused light will enhance the classic and sober side of the room. Moreover, the equipment is available in various colours. By choosing the most suitable colours, you can easily create an even more refined effect.
The trend is towards originality and design in interior decoration, and the Belgian brand has also made a point of satisfying consumers in this area. Its designers have therefore created highly decorative lines of lamps and lighting fixtures. On the market, the brand is known for its original floor lamps and chandeliers. The creations of the Michelangelo collection are among the most sought-after.
The candelabra-shaped lamps with illuminated metal branches are some of the models that immediately met with great success with the public. The supports have a special design, which resembles that of a luxurious work of art. These lighting fixtures are installed in castles or high-end hotels. Chandeliers from the same collection, such as the one adorned with beautiful golden leaves to create a beautiful floral appearance. They will certainly be among the most beautiful decoration accessories in a living room or lounge.
Since needs can quickly change and diversify in the market, it is important that a retailer can offer a wide range of products. Lucide has been committed to this principle since its creation in 1997. In addition to their great passion for their activity, the professionals of the Belgian brand have acquired a certain experience in the art of meeting consumer expectations. Every year, the company launches more than 500 new models of lighting fixtures, taking into account new trends and the needs of the public. The lighting equipment and systems are available in various colours and styles. In addition, designers have also adopted the latest technologies in order to suggest ever more innovative solutions.
Lighting has always been an important aspect of decoration. This is why, at Lucide, enthusiasts have chosen to create a complete collection of decorative and undoubtedly functional interior lighting fixtures. The Belgian brand is especially keen to offer a wide range of lamps adapted to the latest trends in interior design. Among the most popular creations are, for example, the table lamps from the Aldgate collection. The models stand out for their original design and beautiful finish. The pieces are suitable for all styles and will easily find their place on a chest of drawers, a cupboard or a TV cabinet. As far as the lighting itself is concerned, the designers have opted for a homogeneous light that will add a warm and friendly touch to the interior atmosphere.
Of course, the brand also offers lighting fixtures with special styles. In addition to their practicality, the lamps will be used to highlight the adopted design. Industrial, retro, vintage, Scandinavian, modern or other, all themes have been taken into consideration for the pleasure of consumers. The classic and design floor lamps of the Aldgate line will, for example, satisfy those who wish to purify the decoration of their room thanks to the atmospheric lighting of a reading lamp. Finally, the Lucide collection of interior lighting systems also includes luminaires with original shapes and shimmering colours for children's bedrooms.
In outdoor areas, the lighting must above all be functional and adapted to the different climatic conditions. At Lucide, the supports are designed using special materials to ensure their solidity. The wall lights and outdoor spotlights of the Belgian brand are renowned for their sturdy structure. In addition, professionals have also made a point of offering luminaires with high lighting performance.
These advantageous aspects can easily be seen in the lamps in the Mirane collection. The fittings have been designed for use in wet areas (protection class IP 44). The lighting is optimal as the fittings use a low-energy bulb that diffuses a clear and functional light. For those looking for more innovative systems, modern models such as the classic wall lights fitted with sensors are also available.
For an innovative brand such as Moree, lighting is more than just luminaires. The systems can, in fact, be broken down into many different elements, including furniture and decorative elements. For example, it is entirely possible to have a luminous coffee table which, in addition to serving to place certain objects, can also provide functional or decorative lighting. The German company has extensive experience in the sector and is currently positioned as one of the biggest references in the manufacture of illuminated furniture. The brand's creations are recognised for the quality of their finish and the robustness of their structure.
The main reason why Moree lighting equipment is so attractive to consumers is that it meets their expectations in terms of functionality. Of course, this characteristic has always been essential when it comes to lighting. However, with Moree light furniture and decorative lamps, this aspect takes on a completely different meaning. Light should be used to eliminate all shadowy areas in a given space, both indoors and outdoors.
In addition, the systems must be adapted to the relevant conditions. Humidity, bad weather, shocks or other conditions, light products must have a solid and appropriate structure. The German brand professionals take all these points into account in order to ensure the quality of each of their creations.
For example, the company prefers to opt for bulbs that are more efficient than the usual models. As far as materials are concerned, the brand has clearly focused on polyethylene. Thanks to specific treatments, the specialists have been able to improve the quality of this material by making it resistant to UV and intensive use. Of course, the company also uses other materials such as stainless aluminium or glass in some cases. In addition to the functional side, the designers also take design into account by proposing luminous objects in a classic, fanciful, Scandinavian or even heterogeneous style. Shark Moree shark lamps and Alice felt hanging lamps are among the models that display these characteristics well.
German know-how is recognised worldwide in various fields. In the field of lighting fixtures and equipment, the signs originating from this European country are known to be efficient and concerned about the quality of their products. At Moree, professionals have adopted good practices that enable them to stand out from the competition.
For example, the designers were able to use LED technology very early on to offer modern and innovative systems. Whether the luminaires are intended for residential or professional use, the designers know how to combine innovation and design. The latest Moree illuminated furniture models can, for example, be controlled via a smartphone. The user can change the colour and intensity of the light using a programme installed on his mobile device.
The founding of Nordlux in 1977 was a significant event in the world of lighting. The Scandinavian brand redefined the art of making lighting fixtures by opting for a fairly simple approach, but still achieving a very aesthetic result. The brand is renowned for the elegance of its designs, but also for its offers that offer the best value for money on the market. Nordlux lamps are currently sold in more than 35 countries. The company is planning to expand its activities to other regions to get closer to the public. In addition, it diversifies its product ranges every year to better meet consumer expectations.
Improving people's quality of life is the motto of Nordlux. For this brand, which has many years of experience in its field, lighting is above all a useful element that should have a positive impact on consumers' daily lives. Whether in the residential or professional lighting sector, systems must above all be functional and practical. This approach leads designers to design models that are simple but of exceptional quality.
Designers are always proud of their work. Their sense of reality seems to be a real asset. Consumers, on the other hand, appreciate the result in large numbers. The satisfaction of the public encourages artists to become more ambitious and to look for ever more interesting solutions such as the famous Cult Nordlux articulated wall lights. These interior lighting fixtures have been designed to illuminate rooms and will easily find their place next to a sofa or at the head of the bed. The height of the bracket is adjustable, allowing the lamp to be tilted and swivelled. As far as the design is concerned, the designers have opted for a modern look that suits all types of interiors.
At Nordlux, designers perceive the light from their systems as sunlight. Light should inspire those who see and feel it. And it is also important that it makes users feel good in their living spaces. The Scandinavian brand sums up these principles well in its famous manifesto. And this vision can be seen in every one of its creations.
A model, such as the Slope ceiling lamp shade suspension, has practically been designed to bring comfort and well-being to a living room, lounge or dining room. This lamp, with its sober and refined design and soft light, will create a cosy atmosphere in the room. For owners or tenants with a zen attitude, for example, the beautiful IP S4 aesthetic adjustable spotlights are first choice versions. The luminaires have been designed to create a harmonious, relaxing and attractive image. In addition, the structure of the wall lamps is adapted to wet areas (bathroom, indoor garden and others).
Founded by the talented Amélie du Passage, Petit Friture is an emerging brand that has immediately stood out on the market since its creation in 2009. Its success is based on its ability to bring together the know-how and skills of the best designers and creators at every stage of its development. This desire to always promote talent and encourage them to live their passion to the fullest has enabled the brand to design lighting equipment that perfectly meets the needs of consumers. The various pieces in its many collections are already in great demand in France and are beginning to make a name for themselves internationally.
The designers of the French brand draw their inspiration from what they see, what they feel and how they wish to share it. Their passion is then expressed through the choice of materials and colours that make up each of their creations. It is thanks to this rather special approach that they have, for example, been able to create the magnificent lighting fixtures in the Tidelight collection. The latter was launched by Pierre Favresse, one of the brand's greatest designers.
The artist was inspired by the headlights of the automotive industry to design lighting supports that are definitely design. The structure of the table lamps consists of a diffuser in smoked and grooved blown glass and a cork base. The result is quite surprising. Installed in the living room, bedroom or living room, the lamps add a touch of elegance and fantasy to the decor. And although the diffused light comes from accent lighting, it will provide a unique lighting effect adapted to the chosen interior style.
The suspensions from the Cherry collection, designed by Daniel and Emma, also bear witness to the exceptional know-how of the designers at La Petite Friture. The luminaires consist of an aluminium cone and a ball with a polished finish. This structure confers an aesthetic aspect and a very pure design to the lighting supports. The colour has been well chosen to match a Scandinavian, industrial or contemporary interior style.
Expectations for lighting equipment are not always the same. However, it is important for a brand to be able to meet them, whether it is for the needs of individuals or professionals. La Petite Friture has understood this principle perfectly. This is why it is absolutely keen to offer made-to-measure lighting models.
It has already proved this by creating the new collection of lamps and wall lights Mediterranea. The brand was inspired by the success of its first VERTIGO suspension line, designed by Constance Guisset, to take a further step in this direction. She has also reissued these lamps with a rather special design for the pleasure and happiness of the public. The VERTIGO chandelier is now available in new colours and different sizes.
The adventure began in 1891 for the Philips brand. The company was founded on the initiative of the Dutch entrepreneur Gerard Philips and, later, his brother Anton Philips who became co-founder of the company in 1894. The business started off slowly with the launch of a collection of incandescent light bulbs and various electrical products. Within a few years, the company's equipment was soon in demand by the public both nationally and internationally. A success that made the manufacturer one of the world's leading brands in the consumer electronics market. Today, Philips is a major player in the consumer electronics market, employing around 100,000 people worldwide.
In the field of lighting, the Dutch company is renowned for its technical and decorative creations designed to meet the expectations of both private individuals and professionals. To achieve this, Philips designers have had to adopt modern manufacturing techniques. High performance LED bulbs and bi-directional wall lights are just some of the results of these advanced techniques.
The brand also spends more than 25% of its budget on research and development of new solutions. This has enabled it to create luminaire models that meet the changing needs of the market. TLED lamps that can deliver up to 200 lumens per watt (better than traditional LEDs) and the flat bulb are among the company's recent discoveries.
Of course, Philips equipment is first and foremost a support designed to provide highly functional lighting. They are suitable for all interior styles and can be installed in any room. However, since design is an important aspect not to be forgotten, the company was keen to work on the structure, shape and colours of its creations. Consumers will certainly be able to see this through the various pieces in the outdoor wall lamp collections.
Innovation is the spearhead of the Dutch brand's activities. The company's aim is to offer ever more innovative solutions and it is constantly developing new systems. For example, with the rise of digital technology, Philips has decided to design connected lighting equipment. The media can be controlled and managed via applications or remote controls.
The first prototype was installed in Amsterdam. This first device is intended for professional use as it is a model for office buildings. The brightness and temperature of the luminaires can be adjusted via a dedicated platform. This new creation immediately caught the attention of the public, especially technophiles.
The brand therefore decided to popularise it to enable consumers to add a touch of home automation to their homes. The lighting systems are now available in versions adapted to the needs of individuals. The wireless solution works thanks to a Wi-Fi connection. The central core can easily be connected to a router or a local modem (internet box).
In 1910, as the world entered a new phase in its history, a company specialising in the manufacture of wrought iron lanterns was born in France. The company was founded by a man, Roger Pradier's father, who had always had a proven passion for lighting. Roger Pradier's pioneering outdoor lighting fixtures were in great demand and continued to be so for decades to come despite the competition. To ensure that the success continued, the secrets of manufacture were passed on from one generation to the next. Today, the French brand is one of the major references in lighting equipment and systems. Its authentic and stylish creations are distributed in about forty countries around the world.
If Roger Pradier's lighting fixtures are still as popular as ever, it is above all because they have characteristics that distinguish them from those of other brands. Solidity is one of these great qualities. The manufacturers have remained faithful to the techniques derived from tinsmithing initiated at the beginning of the 20th century to design the supports so that the structures of the lamps are of exemplary robustness. Very few professionals master these methods nowadays. On the one hand, this may be due to the fact that the processes can be expensive. However, at Roger Pradier, professionals have been able to adopt good practices to control costs and thus constantly offer high quality luminaires at prices that are always affordable.
The other specificity of the French brand's creations lies in their authenticity and their very aesthetic appearance. The designers have, in fact, taken into account the changing needs of the market while making sure to design models that are certainly timeless. The outdoor floor lamps and wall lights in the Chenonceau collection are a good illustration of this approach. The pieces have been shaped to fit into the various types of existing interiors. Classic, vintage, contemporary, the luminaires will serve to illuminate the most beautiful balconies and terraces and to sublimate the style of decoration adopted. In addition, the lamps are available in different colours to better meet the desires and needs of each person.
For more than a century, the French brand has enjoyed a growing reputation with the public. But this success is by no means due to chance. The brand has, in fact, made a point of producing lighting equipment and systems designed according to the standards in force. The anti-corrosion aluminium that makes up the structure of the supports has been treated to last for decades. In addition, the standards concerning protection indices have been well respected.
This desire to always satisfy consumers makes Roger Radier one of the most reliable references on the market. All the more so as the company is constantly evolving in its activities. Today, the luminaires in the Lampiok collection are available just about everywhere in the world to such an extent that the brand name has truly become synonymous with lighting.
Giò Colonna Romano, with 30 years of experience in the processing of plastic resins, launched his company specialising in the manufacture of lighting and luminous decoration objects in 2002. Right from the start, Slide Design creations were characterised by their clean design and colour, which immediately attracted attention. But if the Italian brand stands out from the competition, it is above all thanks to the creativity and ingenuity of its designers that it is able to offer original lighting systems adapted to all types of interiors. In addition, the brand works with many world-famous designers to accompany it in its many projects.
The designer Giò Colonna Romano is already known for the uniqueness of the design of his household and garden articles. By applying the same principle in the manufacture of these luminous fixtures and furniture, the artist set a real trend in the world of light. Slide Design lamps and light decorating elements are renowned as being out of the ordinary. The company initially focused on chic residential lighting. However, its range quickly diversified, allowing it to make a name for itself at a European level.
Of course, designers have remained faithful to their favourite material: moulded plastic. But they have also opted for various material mixes. In any case, the fact that they have managed to create numerous innovative designs by playing with shapes and colours was a great success. Whether indoors or outdoors, the systems offered by the Italian brand have become trendy decorative accessories adopted in over 130 countries around the world.
Lamps such as the luminous star Sirio and the Light Drink Slide Design lamp are among the most popular. Currently, in addition to lighting fixtures, the brand also manufactures illuminated furniture. The Kanal light desk, for example, has been designed to create an exceptional lounge atmosphere that is perfect for both contemporary and classic interiors.
Slide Design reinvents the art of lighting by focusing on the main characteristics of luminaires: design and brightness. The Italian brand has been able to adopt the technological advances made in their sector in order to better highlight these two aspects. Thus, the company is constantly modernising its moulding, finishing, lacquering and assembly techniques. This evolutionary approach gives it a great advantage in the mastery of innovations.
Professionals even have the ability to create more creative production processes that optimise the quality of their creations. They have, for example, found a way to recycle and process linear low-density polyethylene in a zero-emission process. Recently, the specialists have been able to manufacture flexible and rigid polyurethane that can be easily shaped into surprisingly luminous structures such as the luminous Jombo Corner bar or the luminous Ice Bar ice cube tray.
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With its many years of experience in the lighting sector, the brand has acquired extensive know-how in the art of meeting the needs of consumers. SLV indoor and outdoor luminaires are recognised in many countries for their quality and design. Since its creation in 1979, the brand has been offering different solutions for both private individuals and professionals. Its complete range of products for the hotel and catering sector is particularly noteworthy. But whether for residential or professional lighting, the designers have been able to highlight the aesthetic and functional aspects of each room for a result that is always satisfactory.
Decoration enthusiasts are well aware that lighting can considerably influence the atmosphere and decoration in a room. At SLV, designers go even further, assuming that light has the ability to modulate spaces. The brand's lighting fixtures have therefore been designed taking into account the fact that each space requires different lighting. Functional lighting is absolutely essential if you want to effectively eliminate shadowy areas in a kitchen. A suitable lighting that promotes relaxation and well-being will certainly be more interesting in rooms such as the bedroom and living room.
The same principles apply in the professional area. The lighting will not be the same in offices and in the entrance hall of the room. This vision has enabled the company to develop more appropriate systems that immediately caught the attention of the public in many countries around the world. For example, many consumers have opted for the designer outdoor bollards from the Bookat collection. The luminaires are equipped with an integrated cob LED module that diffuses a soft and functional light that perfectly matches the outdoor conditions.
For SLV, lighting is a real experience in which the user is led to express his sensations and discover the benefits of light. By extending this principle to all its activities (production, delivery, customer services and others), the brand has been able to adopt good practices to better satisfy its customers. Thus, the equipment manufacturing processes are constantly being improved in order to obtain ever more innovative solutions.
Designers take into account the new technologies and standards inherent in the development of each product. In addition, the brand's customer services are there to support consumers in their choice of equipment right up to its use. As far as prices are concerned, professionals have ensured that SLV declic brand lamps offer the best value for money on the market.
To get a small overview of all its features, we can take the example of the SLV Light Eye series ball lamps. The lights are made of a chrome-plated steel structure and shaped to obtain a design and vintage look. The lamps use ES111 bulbs. All this shows the great care taken in the manufacture of the pieces of the collection.
The Tom Dixon brand takes its name from that of its founder. It was founded in 2002 by craftsman, artist and designer Tom Dixon in collaboration with his friend and business partner David Begg. The brand specialises in the manufacture of furniture and lighting systems. Its creations are characterised by their sober and hyper class. Tom Dixon has made the most of his many years of experience in sculpture, but also his passion for music to create unique lighting designs. Above all, he is the precursor of the "rock style" in the world of light. An original concept that has amazed the British public, but also many consumers around the world. Currently, Tom Dixon lamps are available in more than 60 countries.
It is no coincidence that Tom Dixon was awarded the prestigious title of "Designer of the Year". The designer is regarded as one of the few profiles that can combine talent and business so well. Like him, the luminaires of the brand he founded have an unclassifiable character. This mix of pure design and a touch of retro has always been a hit with consumers.
The style exudes a great simplicity and a rare originality that sums up the designers' personality. Each piece is like a work of art, reflecting the sensitivity that drives the designers. Moreover, the fact that the company's headquarters are located in the heart of London in the grounds of The Dock Kitchen restaurant is a well-considered choice. Tom Dixon loves contact with the public. This allows him to interact with the world around him and find new ideas to surprise consumers.
That's how, for example, the idea of creating the design deco wall lamps of the Melt collection came to him. The structure of the luminaires was crushed, twisted and moulded for a unique metallic finish, the signature of "rock style". The lampshades are designed to diffuse a soft, functional and certainly versatile light.
Tom Dixon is a self-taught designer. In a way, it is this character that makes his creations more original. The craftsman-artist has discovered the world of design and lighting in a rather special way. It must be said that it is a long way from the profile of a bass player (Polish pop-rock band Funka) to that of a designer.
However, the mix of passions has had an explosive effect for this artist. The result is revealed through the choice of materials and geometric shapes that dress Tom Dixon's lighting fixtures. Consumers certainly notice this great preference for copper, a material that combines robustness, aesthetics and functionality. And then there's also the highly graphic aspect that is recognisable among a thousand other things. Characteristics that can be found in particular in the Felt Shade Tripod Stand luminaires.
Many consumers may already be aware of this. The word Verpan is a contraction of the first two syllables of the name Verner Panton. Indeed, the brand owes its creation to this renowned designer who was best known in the 1960s and 1970s. The company was founded to perpetuate the works of this artist who was renowned for his daring creations that stand out for their strong originality and aesthetic appeal. Since 2003, the Danish company has been reissuing the luminaires and lighting systems of the great pioneer with a view to respecting the values he transmitted. But also trying to adapt them to contemporary styles for a modern and trendy result.
To understand how Verpan perceives lighting, it is important to look back at the path and profile of its creator. Verner Panton is above all a designer who can be described as innovative and avant-garde in his day. After studying architecture and training in the fine arts in Copenhagen, the artist began to make designer and functional furniture in his small studio.
Soon the enthusiast started designing lighting fixtures that exuded a great originality and elegance. These two characteristics combined were the foundation of contemporary design. The Danish brand chose to adopt the same approach by replicating the achievements of its founder, but above all by reminding the public of the traits of contemporary style par excellence: unique colours and shapes and light that enhances spaces.
All materials can be used. However, preference will be given to classic materials such as steel, metal, aluminium, plastic and glass. At present, Verpan luminaires are mainly distinguished by their maritime inclinations offering fascinating lighting. One example is the beautiful Fun wall lights. The lamps are characterised by their classic look and elegant silver reflections, which are diffused by the many silver pellets attached by small rings.
Since innovation is an essential aspect of brand expansion, Verpan has made a point of adopting modern visions while ensuring that it remains true to the principles of its founder. Designers know their classics inside out, as can be seen with Verpan Fun lighting systems. However, in order to offer unique and ever more surprising solutions, designers do not hesitate to play the glamour and originality card.
The impressive three-level suspension systems with mother-of-pearl scale elements are a testament to this beautiful approach. The luminaires have been designed to enhance the decor in the most stylish lounges and living rooms, but they will also find their place in the reception room of a large hotel. For consumers looking for models that perfectly combine modernity and classic style, Pantop brass table lamps and Fun silver chandeliers are highly recommended.
Is a Danish designer who has had a major influence on the furniture industry with his innovative and avant-garde design. After training in architecture and studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Verner Panton began his career by working with the famous designer Arne Jacobsen.
As early as 1955, he established his own design studio to develop designer and functional furniture, which is also innovative in its manufacturing process.
In his creative drive, Verner Panton also developed a wide range of lighting fixtures which are still marketed under the Verpan brand.