Sometimes when decorating and lighting a space we can become obsessed with uniformity. We want all the lamps to have the same design. But, is this really necessary or even something we should strive for?
For those of us who are passionate about reading, good decorative lighting must (and should) take this need into account. We can read almost anywhere, but we always appreciate an adequate light spot to make our task easier.
Not all spaces are the same, and neither are all lighting needs. Here are some lighting tips and suggestions that will help make your bedroom a functional, welcoming space that is conducive to resting.
The reasons that lead you to choose one lamp over another for a given ambiance often fall beyond your mere personal aesthetic preferences and are clearly conditioned by the context, especially by the functionality and the aesthetic ambiance.
Do you stop to look at the lights in the shop windows and streets of the cities? Are you one of those people who stop and curiously observe the places with the best lighting and thoroughly analyse their decoration? Do you carefully prepare and decorate your home looking for the perfect scene, thinking about how to arrange the table, where to put each lamp or how to distribute the candles? Then you must be affected by the Christmas decorative spirit. Join the club!
The Estiluz 2015 new products catalogue is now available. Emma, Maine, Button and Smile are the new collections presented in this catalogue supplement. Other important news are the addition of the new Copper finish, available in Siso, Siss, Luck, Mikonos, Obs Moon and Ellum collections, and the new Bronze and Grey Pearl shades in all versions of Iris collection. Finally, Shadow is now offered in a bi-color version and a smaller size to fit better with smaller dining-room tables.
Among the new arrivals presented in the preview of the Estiluz 2015 catalogue, apart from the new collections, the new finishes and the success of copper, we especially want to highlight the colours. We have added a touch of colour to our lamps!
Collaborative environments, sharing experiences and living new adventures. This is what makes us great, what motivates us and makes us grow day by day. This is especially the case if it can be done in good company! Company such as that of the #redmembers who spent the last week at the #RedLounge of InteriHOTEL.
Silver, chrome, gold... and now copper. These are trend-setting chemical elements that have become part of the decoration. The truth is that I love them all, but I recognise that now is the time for copper!
Phew... Time flies! And we still haven’t told you that we were at the last Beijing Design Week 2014: Asia’s leading design, architecture, urbanism and contemporary creation festival, held in China. There, we joined over 40 companies and design studios to represent Barcelona as a guest city, on a business mission that featured the exhibition “Barcelona, a future inspired by design." Quite an experience!
Four doodles not well done. Some lines that seem like incomprehensible words. A group of arrows that simulate some kind of movement…a paper, a map, a doodle that you can’t understand but that has a lot to say. That is the magic of design!
Did you know that you can interact with our catalogue? Taking your mobile, scanning a symbol and accessing additional information is very common nowadays. Everyone has done it. And now it is also possible with the catalogue of designer lamps by Estiluz.
In a society which is increasingly concerned with sustainability and the environment, the preference for environmentally respectful products and practices (also called eco-friendly) is growing exponentially.
Smile is a lamp. Specifically, it is a bathroom wall lamp. However, Smile has somehow quickly turned into a "nice" product, a beloved design that quickly grows on people. Can we really talk about a lamp like this? I think so.
How to boost innovation in your company to deal with the changes in the contract market. This is the name of the workshop that Estiluz will be holding during the upcoming Barcelona Design Week. It is a very promising title for architects, interior designers, engineers and anybody who has an influence over designer products or prescribes them.
A design can be a project, the conception of an object, its shape or even a sketch, a stroke or a simple mental image. For us however, design is also a style, a trend and a way of thinking, feeling and living.
Interior design projects always have one feature that stands out visually: a colour, an object, a light spot, and so on. However, in order to close the circle of any great professional project, every element needs to have a purpose.
Technology has become part and parcel of our lives to offer new possibilities that, when used in a smart and witty way, make things a lot easier for us. In this case, it’s time to talk about lighting solutions with smart light bulbs.
It is not that architecture and lighting are a perfect match, It is that they are inseparable. Good architecture is not possible without the proper use of light and, conversely, the lighting design must consider architecture, among others.
Barcelona historically has always been associated with design. The most innovative ideas, the most creative artists and architects... all have a special place in this city. And the Disseny Hub is undoubtedly a reference space.
Do you remember we talked about Pablo Figuera? He participated in the design of the original sofa-bed-playhouse Orwell and also in the design of the desktop lamp Folio, some of the latest news from Estiluz.
We live in a time when the business practices of collaboration succeed against competition and rivalry and this was demonstrated by Estiluz, Ondarreta and Kriska Decor in the last Stockholm fair, sharing a stand.
Think for a moment about Scandinavian style (also called Nordic). What comes to mind? Its modern, simple and functional designs ... But the Scandinavian style is much more than this: it is a human design.
For four days every year at this time the French city of Lyon is illuminated with lights. Facades and monuments are transformed into art thanks to the effects of the light and shade that are projected onto them. Do you know why there is this festival?
CODIC (Col.legi d’Interiors i decoradors de Catalunya/Girona) has been responsible for the decoration of the Festival de Peralada 2013 outdoor areas. Dot and Nan products light up the glamourous nights of this prestigious music, dance and culture festival in Peralada.
Have you noticed that the most important celebrations are related to or use light to dress their events. Typically at Christmas time colored lights fill the streets, Christmas trees and illuminate houses ...
In Estiluz, the quantity and quality of light is as important as the aesthetical features: a poorly lit environment can lead to unnecessary consumption, poor distribution of light or improper selection of fixtures.