Modern Lighting

As well as performing a practical function lighting has been taken into new dimensions of style by creating sculptural and significant pieces.

Regalo di Canto Lamps are Australian designed by Schamburg and Alvisse. The two metre high floor lamp is based on a series of movable rotary - moulded polyethylene shells that light up. You can program it to suit your mood, changing colour and intensity and the speed at which it moves. They retail around $6000.

Jack Lights (Lamps) were designed by Tom Dixon in the UK for Eurolounge. Stackable, sit able and portable, these come in a range of colours and are made from moulded plastic. Urchin like, their forms are spectacular and will sit beautifully on their own. Stack two or more on top of each other and they become a real feature and omit a lovely warm glow. $630 for purple - $580 for white.

Yo Lamps (yes they look like Yo Yo's) were designed locally by Simon Christopher and Celina Clark. Made from moulded polymer they come in a choice of colours. They double up as a stool (keeping your bottom warm), and they even look great suspended from the ceiling. Simon describes the Yo Lamp as a fun and interactive piece, and its portability means you're not restricted to where you are receiving your light source. They retail for around $500.

The Stick Light was designed by UK designer Michael Young in Japan for Eurolounge. This light isn't designed to stand or sit on its own. It's light that you lie around the place or lean against the wall. This vulnerability, therefore, induces a kind of protective urge in its owner to cradle it or hold it. It costs around $716.

Things to consider

  • Lighting is considered one of the most important elements in creating an
    atmosphere in a room.
  • Many of these lights are marked to become design classics. They may be on the expensive side now but in a few years time they will be worth a lot
    more than what you paid for them.

Equipment and Suppliers

Schamburg and Alvisse
Level 1, 116 Kippax Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Ph: (02) 9212 7644
- Regalo Di Canto Lamp at $6000
- dimmer and electrical components for lamp at$1500
- twisty yellow ottoman at $1060
- black sheepskin rug at $800
- smooth white armchair at $4037
-smooth wooden square coffee table at $2876

De De Ce
263 Liverpool Street
Darlinghurst 2010
Ph: (02) 9360 9022
- Stick Light at $716

ECC Lighting and Living
36 Gosbell Street
Paddington NSW 2021
Ph: (02) 9380 7922
- black Apra armchair
- white Vista low modular unit

Chee Soon and Fitzgerald
387 Crown Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Ph: (02) 9360 1031
- Jack Lamp white at $580
- Jack Lamp purple at $630
- Bobby trolley 2 tier at $440
- cream Flokati rug at $195

ISM Objects
514 Crown Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Ph: (02) 9360 0069
- Yo Lamps marine or lime at $500

- Wilton rug Verninge black/white 170 x 170 cm at $45
- Fakse suede rug 120 x 180 cm at $295
- Tertial work lamp, silver at $15
- Magnesit work lamp,silver at $14
- light globe
- Avbild wall decoration green/ blue at $29

Orson and Blake
483 Riley Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Ph: (02) 8399 2525
- Pennelope Clay butterfly print no. 17 at $1800
- Porcelain bowl HB 34, white at $450

Spence and Lyda
16 Foster Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Ph: (02) 9212 6747
- David Hutton canvases

Ph: 13 25 25
- Dulux Grape Thistle paint

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