5 Lighting Trends for 2017

WORDS Tracy Greenwood


Francesco Abbate, Managing Director of Spazio Lighting, highlights five key trends to look out for this year.

1. GOLD AND BLACK

“Art Deco-inspired black and gold decor was front and centre at Euroluce 2017. Warm metallics paired with striking black walls and furniture add a dramatic yet stylish effect to interior settings.”

2. CUSTOMISABLE HAND-MADE SINGLE PIECES

“The modern consumer is spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing lights. Designers are getting into the habit of creating single pieces that can be altered and added onto to create a custom light based on a customer’s specific requirements.”

3. THIN WIRES

“Creating a clustering effect with lights is another trend on display at Euroluce 2017. This makes for a dramatic lighting feature in, for example, a double-volume staircase. It is done by using a single base with a number of thin wires hanging from it, each with its own light.”

4. BATTERY OPERATION

“We are all very conscious of the global movement towards energy efficiency. Using rechargeable battery-operated light fittings are energy saving and give you an element of portability.”

5. WARM WHITE LEDS

“Warm white (2 700 K) LED lighting creates an inviting atmosphere, and complements the warm metals and rich tones that we are seeing so much of in lighting and design.”