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Industry Lighting Trends for 2021 – Part II: Interior Lighting

Jan 21, 2021 | Products

by David Carlsen Jones

Hello there and welcome back, I’m David Carlsen Jones, Lighting Specification Sales with TLA. This is Part 2 of a 2-Part Series covering Architectural and Interior Lighting.

In today’s post, I’ve put together a collection of my top INTERIOR LIGHTING TRENDS FOR 2021: 

  1. Fabrics
  2. Woods
  3. Brass
  4. Black and White
  5. Mixed Materials
  6. Indoors Meets Out

And for anyone just joining us, be sure to read Part I – Architectural Lighting Trendshere.

 

TREND 1: Fabrics

The use of fabrics as decorative lighting fixtures in an interior space continues to gain strength and appeal with specifiers.  A designer’s opportunity to add a splash of texture to a space that creates a real statement piece.

Key Manufacturers & Products

 

TLA 2021 lighting trends: RBW - Mori

TLA 2021 lighting trends: RBW - Mori

RBWMORI

 

KREON Belux Cloud. TLA Industry Lighting Trends for 2021 Interior Lighting

KREONBELUX CLOUD

 

Santa & Cole Tekio. TLA Industry Lighting Trends for 2021 – Interior Lighting

SANTA & COLETEKIO

 

Zaneen - Lily - Industry Lighting Trends for 2021 – Interior Lighting

ZANEEN – LILY

 

TREND 2: Woods

Evoking organic forms direct from nature with wood pendants, sconces, task lamps, and floor lamps are nothing short of a classic design statement conjuring up ideals of post-modern, Scandinavian industrial design.  Ah, my heritage!

 

Key Manufacturers & Products

 

Accord Handcrafted Wooden Luminaries - TLA Industry Lighting Trends for 2021 – Interior Lighting

Handcrafted Wooden Luminaries - TLA Industry Lighting Trends for 2021 – Interior Lighting

ACCORDHANDCRAFTED WOODEN LUMINARIES

 

CERNOBIMAR AND CANO

 

Zaneen Woodlin Collection - TLA Industry Lighting Trends for 2021 – Interior LightingZaneen Woodlin Collection - TLA Industry Lighting Trends for 2021 – Interior Lighting

ZANEENTUNTO COLLETION

TREND 3: BRASS

Who would have thought that brass reentering the design industry more than a decade ago would still be something we’d be talking about and applying in our project designs today?  Brass is not just back, but it is here to stay.  Unique finishes coupled with innovative forms has helped this classic metal become a real go-to and mainstay, especially in the hospitality market.

 

Key Manufacturers & Products

 

FLOS – LUKAS LIGHTING - Industry Lighting Trends for 2021 – Interior Lighting

FLOSLUKAS LIGHTING

 

CERNO - ICO -Industry Lighting Trends for 2021 – Interior Lighting

CERNOICO

 

LINDSLEY-Reed -Industry Lighting Trends for 2021 – Interior Lighting

LINDSLEYREED

 

SANTA & COLEM64

 

ZANEEN – LINE AND ZERO SHAPES - Industry Lighting Trends for 2021 – Interior Lighting

ZANEEN – LINE AND ZERO SHAPES

 

TREND 4: Black and White

There’s no stronger contrast nor bigger design statement than combining black structural forms with white luminous shapes.  A unique interplay of balance and harmony; Yin and Yang.  The majority of these unique fixture designs offer endless opportunity from a design and layout standpoint.  Coupled with warm undertone finishes within a space, it’s a great opportunity to create a real showcase.

 

Key Manufacturers & Products

 

ARTEMIDE - nh5 -Chandelier - Industry Lighting Trends for 2021 – Interior Lighting

ARTEMIDENH CHANDELIER

 

ESTILUZ - Circ - Industry Lighting Trends for 2021 – Interior Lighting

ESTILUZCIRC

 

BETACALCO - Soft -SQ - Industry Lighting Trends for 2021 – Interior Lighting

BETA-CALCO – SOFT SQ

 

TREND 5: Mixed Materials

One of the newest design trends in decorative lighting for interior spaces is the use of multiple materials within single fixtures. Combining metals with natural materials is an eclectic approach which has a lot opportunity. The addition of wood, leather, cork, and other unique materials are nothing short of brilliant!

Key Manufacturers & Products

 

Baselite - Wood-Handle - Collection - Industry Lighting Trends for 2021 – Interior Lighting

Baselite - Wood-Handle - Collection - Industry Lighting Trends for 2021 – Interior Lighting

BASELITE – WOOD HANDLE COLLECTION

 

Cerbo - Penna -Industry Lighting Trends for 2021 – Interior Lighting

CERNOPENNA

 

El Torrent - Cloche - Industry Lighting Trends for 2021 – Interior Lighting

EL TORRENTCLOCHE

 

Zaneen - Stirrup - Industry Lighting Trends for 2021 – Interior Lighting

ZANEEN – STIRRUP

 

TREND 6: Indoors Meets Out

A positive to this past year has been the focus on creating interior spaces, but outdoors.  There isn’t a better way to create this feel than with decorative pendants built and designed just for that.  Rattan and basket weave lighting are the guiding light finishes of choice.

 

Key Manufacturers & Products

 

ARTEMIDE -Tolomeo - Mega -Outdoor Industry Lighting Trends for 2021 – Interior Lighting

ARTEMIDETOLOMEO MEGA OUTDOOR

 

El Torrent - Cuca - Industry Lighting Trends for 2021 – Interior Lighting

EL TORRENTCUCA

 

Zaneen -Ralph - TLA Industry Lighting Trends for 2021 – Interior Lighting

ZANEEN – RALPH

 

Thanks so much for joining me for Part 2 of the Two-Part series, and if you haven’t already, be sure to click here to read Part I, where I cover my top picks for Architectural Lighting Trends.

If you would like more information about any of the manufacturers or products featured here, please email me.

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