Paying attention to our home renovation does not mean that we only beautify the house. The change that we make also varies depending on our needs. While we are young, we are energetic and capable to handle the running around within the house. However, as we age, our needs change.
Minimalist home decor has become the latest trend of our times, as it gives clean, clutter-free, and stress-free appeal to living spaces. A living room or bedroom with minimal furniture as well as accessories always look more calming and relaxing compared to a room that’s loaded with unnecessary objects. The Minimal home interior also makes it easier to clean a room without any hassle.
The updated contemporary designs of today are a perfect amalgamation of liveable, comfortable elements, which helps in creating a look and feel that is both fresh and sophisticated. For creating a contemporary feel in your dwelling, you will need in incorporating a couple of key elements such as colour, lighting, texture, metal accents and airiness among others. Below are a couple of interesting ways of incorporating contemporary elements in your interiors.
Hardly a day passes when we do not come across a lighting fixture that’s minimal, functional and playful at the same time. Designed by Dārta Losāne of Riga Design and Art School with minimalism in mind, the Kolme (“three” in Finnish) floor lamp comprises of three parts, the three bulbs on the top of the lamps, main foot and three stainless steel pipes. The use of thin stainless steel pipes makes this decorative light fixture sturdy, compact and easily movable. You can use the Kolme lamp for reading books or simply as a mood light.
Inspired by the indirect lighting facing the walls or the ceiling, the Lion Penseur lamps by Korean designer Lee Jinyoung enjoy a structural stability of the basic elements, the lighting source and the electric cable. Lion Penseur lamp (the lamp of thinking lion) has been handmade using materials like natural cowhide to emphasize on the character of indirect ambient lighting. The use of leather adds to the overall aesthetics of this little cute lamp. Flaunting a distinct design, the Lee Jinyoung’s Lion Penseur lamps are sure to look cool on the side table or on the shelves.
Designed by Gelmer Van Dorpe, the “Relight my fire!” light fixture is based on the ‘Cradle to cradle’ principle and uses waste as the building block for a new, innovative product. To create the stunning lighting solution, the designer has used a set of faulty fluorescent tubes, which he has connected together with two vinyl singles. The power cables were taken from a cable reel that had power interruption at some point. The only new things designer has used to create the lighting fixture are the two bulbs and the sockets.
Simply stunning and inviting, these lamps by Studio ORYX in Florentine Neighborhood, Tel Aviv have been made with unusual materials like vintage skates, shoemaker’s last, sugar containers, alcohol shakers and cigar wooden boxes collected from different places around the world. The skates were found in a flea market in London, the sugar container in Berlin, alcohol shaker in Budapest, and the cigar boxes and shoemaker’s lasts in Israel. All the lamps in the collection enjoy Steampunk-ish looks and come with adjustable arms. The lamps line includes Goodel & Porti ($280), Loox & Benet ($290), Dirft & Charpel ($275) and Pop& Crafter ($290).
When it comes to unusual and unique lighting solutions, designers are always trying to create something that’s different in one way or the other. Designed by Sylvain Bouyer from Toulouse, France, the “Tree of light 2012” lamp features a node of 100 percent recyclable aluminum on which the branches grow. Created with an aim to use and create new rhythms with five pieces of wood, the Tree of light plays with the concept of balance and imbalance. The moving central’s branch of the lamp is connected to the four protective and support branches.
Designed by Sara Krugman, Rohit Sharma, Katie Kindinger and Andrew Stock, the Kowtowing Lamp aims to explore products with individuality. The beautiful lamp works as both a lighting unit and a data visualization device. The Kowtowing Lamp aims to express that “how things communicate” is also as significant as “what they communicate”. Made from plywood, the lamp first appeared to be breathing at its bottom portion. On further analysis, its creators found that the lamp bowed towards them instead of breathing. The upper part of the lamp is a single sheet, which has been made flexible and mat-like by a special laser-cut pattern.
If you are bored of the regular practice of switching the lights on and off by clicking the button, you ought to check out the Dock lamp designed by Manuel Amaral Netto. The innovative lighting fixture is connected and controlled by a precise action instead of a button. The Dock lamp lets you move the light and position it on a specific place. Whether you need light for reading, working or simply as an ambient light source, the Dock lamp relates with your activity in any given space.