Ahead of the clocks changing, we learned more about the significance of light, particularly in the darkest months of the year. Lead by writer, editor and commentator, Leanne Cloudsdale, a riveting discussion about all things lighting ensued, with expert insights and advice from our panelists.
Soundtracked by DJ Sam Young and scented by Tuscan perfumer, Dr. Vranjes, intrigued guests sat comfortably in our considered seating while sipping on refreshing beverages courtesy of Rémy Martin and The London Essence Company.
New Season Lighting
With standard time being a period of subdued ambience, we dim our lights to match our moods, however, as the production of melatonin increases and serotonin decreases, it’s important to optimise your lighting to lower your chances of falling victims to disorders such as SAD. To help battle winter woes, we’ve shortlisted our new and exclusive highlights for the season.
OE Quasi Pendant Light
By Olafur Eliasson for Louis Poulsen
Balancing artistic expression with sustainability, the OE Quasi Pendant Light, according to Eliasson, is a ‘living organism’ and ‘a visual representation of turning light into life’. Fashioned almost entirely from recycled aluminium, the pendant has 12 dimmable LEDs that emanate a warm glare-free glow.
Amuleto Trinity Lamp
By Alessandro Mendini for Ramun
Translating to ‘lucky charm’ in Italian, Amuleto presents a landmark achievement in the history of lighting design, owing to its stained glass-like LED ring composition. Inspired by the structure of the human arm, the ophthalmologist-approved lamp comprises three circles, representing the trinity of the sun, the moon and the earth.
Flo Light Series
By Samuel Wilkinson for The Conran Shop
The coveted Conran-exclusive table lamp and pendant light exemplify Wilkinson’s dedication to bringing a fresh approach to function. Handcrafted in Czechia from mouth-blown glass, each piece showcases a delicately floating shade which envelops its slim marble base as if moulded organically as one piece.
Bellhop Table Lamp
By Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby for Flos
Exclusive to The Conran Shop in our distinguished Conran blue, the Bellhop was originally designed to celebrate London’s new Design Museum, as championed by Sir Terence. A lesson in sleek simplicity, the portable lamp features dimmable functionality for a truly personalised ambience.
Taliesin 2 Floor Lamp
By Frank Lloyd Wright for Yamagiwa
Expertly brought to life with special permission from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, the Taliesin 2 Floor Lamp is inspired by Wright’s Taliesin 1 Pendant Light. Originally illuminating a theatre at Wright’s Taliesin residence in Wisconsin, cherry wood was chosen to reflect Wright’s favourite colour, red.
Pendant Light Fitting
By The Conran Shop x Well-Lit
Part of our collaboration with susitanable lighting brand Well-Lit, the handcrafted fitting is best paired with one of the many Conran-exclusive bulbs. Following the success of the last year’s series, we have extended the collection to include the only exposed filament bulbs with dim-to-warm features available on the market, as well as a brand new series of pendant lights and lamps.