Whether we realize it or not, the lighting we are surrounded by affects our mood. From the darkest lighting to the brightest lighting, all use different materials and shapes to inflict different emotions. These five lighting designers combine old techniques and cutting-edge designs to create art that lights up our world.
Julia and Niklas Jessen
Julia and Niklas Jessen created the company “Schneid.” In German, to have schneid means to be bold and bold is the essence of their work. They use natural materials, prominent colors and bold shapes to create different lighting designs. Their goal is to create elegant lighting fixtures that are also modern in a bold way. Julia and Niklas have a holistic view of sustainability and believe that to be sustainable it starts with your mindset. They work with local lighting manufacturers to keep delivery routes short. While they are creating fixtures they keep an ethical mindset but still are able to fascinate with their work. For Niklas and Julia, working sustainably means to share the vision and enhance sensitivity to elevate their customer’s perception of craftsmanship.
Rosie Li has more of a whimsical approach to lighting designs. Her focus is sculptural lighting so she mixes geometrics with organic elements to create sculpture and nature-like lighting fixtures. Li challenges your visual perception and will make you think if her creations are lighting fixtures to be bought or sculptures to be shown off in museums. Rosie Li runs “Rosie Li Studio” with engineer Philip Watkins in Brooklyn, New York.
Cruz’s lighting designs are striking – He uses objects such as toys, household items, insects and flowers. His grandfather made toys and household items so Cruz would use the materials his grandfather made. Cruz works in resin art as well and utilizes those skills with his background in architecture to create unbelievable lighting fixtures. He is fascinated with translucency and the 3D illusion light gives off as it peeks through the resin art. Cruz mainly uses colors that are inspired by his Mexican culture; following in his grandfather’s footsteps.
Nick Ozemba and Felicia Hung
Ozemba and Hung work for “In Common With,” a studio based in Brooklyn. The name “In Common With,” means it’s not just them brainstorming ideas, but working alongside their partners as well. They use a wide range in materials from hand-blown glass to different shades and shapes of clay. They have glass blowers onsite that hand-blow their glass lights and all of their shades for lamps are handmade so pieces vary in size. Their designs are unique and come off clean and earthy often giving off a natural element vibe.
Koldova is based in Prague and created her company, “Brokis.” Her style is bohemian – utilizing hand-blown glass with wood and pressed metal. Koldova uses her classic lighting skills and new cutting-edge technologies but doesn’t let that stray away from her ultimate goal of creating pure beauty with wood and glass materials. She will use off-set proportions and vibrant contrasts of colors. Her elegant and charismatic formal style helps her stand out.
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