Latest Articles in Lighting Design


The Arco Lamp: A Modern Marvel

Achille Castiglioni and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni’s Arco Lamp is one of the most recognizable pieces of modern lighting. Inspired by a street lamp, the Arco was designed in 1962 as a revolutionary way to provide overhead lighting without ceiling suspension. To celebrate over fifty years of continuous production, Flos is featuring the original Arco Lamp at $1,000 off of the regular price for one day only: Cyber Monday, November 30, 2015.  Be sure to stop by the Dwell Store on Monday to take advantage of this rare opportunity.
November 23, 2015
Dimmable LED pendant light with color accent

7 Shining Pendants to Brighten Your Home This Winter

As the days grow shorter, look to these modern pendants from the
November 19, 2015
Castor Oil Lamp

7 Easily-Portable Lights for Indoors and Outdoors

With the days getting shorter, homes may be suffering from an acute (and depressing) lack of illumination. These seven lights (which range from cutting-edge LEDs to old-fashioned candles) can quickly remedy any shortage of brightness, both within and without any dwelling.
November 16, 2015
The office includes the Living Tower designed by Verner Panton for Vitra.

6 Verner Panton Designs in Modern Homes

A pioneer of unconventional aesthetics and plastic injection molding, Danish designer Verner Panton is probably best known for his eponymous, curving, colorful chairs. However, Panton is much more than that signature seat: he designed entire psychedelic rooms and interiors in the 1960s and 1970s. His work runs the gamut from small lighting fixtures to body-enveloping furniture.
November 4, 2015
Monochromatic Loft Room in Copenhagen Townhouse

5 Muuto Designs in Modern Homes

Muuto continues the long Scandinavian tradition of modern, organic, functional design. Explore these example of their lighting, furniture, and more.
October 27, 2015
The classic yellow Robin Day chairs from Habitat perfectly complement the purple Jack light by Tom Dixon. Piers designed and built the table when he was in architecture school.

6 Tom Dixon Designs in Modern Homes

Simple and sculptural, explore how these Tom Dixon pieces shape the space around them.
October 26, 2015
Custom metal "border table" furniture by Oki Sato of Nendo at the Gyre Gallery

Japanese Designer Reimagines the Relationship Between Architecture and Furniture

According to Oki Sato of multidisciplinary firm nendo, filling any room with mass-produced furniture leaves the space dull and "evened out." When every design is crafted to fit any context, everything looses its edge. Sato's striking and minimalist pieces, now appearing in a Tokyo gallery, challenge us to approach furniture differently.
October 12, 2015
elevated deckhouse in england office

9 Flos Lights in Modern Homes

Founded in 1962 in Italy, Flos has built a reputation for unique lighting designs that range from sculptural centerpieces to humble task lights. The company works with leading designers—from Patricia Urquiola to Marcel Wanders—to create its products.
September 21, 2015
Designer and Moooi cofounder Marcel Wanders, keynote speaker at 2015 Dwell on Design LA.

Marcel Wanders and the Best from our 2015 DODLA Speaker Series

Explore the work and ideas of 2015 DODLA's speakers, from Marcel Wanders' design philosophy to Michel Rojkind's Mexico City architecture.
September 20, 2015