What simple element can dramatically transform a space? Lighting! When it comes to residential-inspired workplace settings, lighting solutions are often overlooked. Natural daylight is perhaps the most compelling design element in today’s workspaces, but lighting solutions have the power to define space, create a mood, bolster illumination, add comfort and support wellbeing in workplace settings. While floor lamps, pendant lights, table lamps and wall lights may not have the substantial physical presence of an upholstered sofa, their materiality and sculptural elements add character and personality to any environment. Check out our top 5 vendors for sourcing modern workplace lighting. We hope they inspire you to brighten your space!
1. Anna Karlin
Anna Karlin is a New York based designer working across a variety of mediums, including furniture and lighting. She believes strongly that all disciplines contribute wonderfully to each other and therefore no one area must remain untouched. Her studio practice and Anna Karlin Furniture + Fine Objects are the result of this sensibility. You can access her catalog here. We are captured by the stunning combination of lighting and furniture in her Glyph piece (shown on the far left).
BluDot is a Minneapolis-based designer and maker of modern furnishings, spanning multiple home and office categories. Their goal is to democratize good design – creating affordable, unique designs with top-notch quality and no attitude. This means Blu Dot fits in with any design budget! Their portfolio includes table lamps, floor lamps, and pendants. We adore the three-legged Stilt Floor Lamp (seen on the far right), and you’ll see it incorporated in many of our showrooms.
FLOS is a global leader in lighting design founded in Italy in 1962. Collaborating with the world’s foremost designers, they combine beauty and technology with a sense of play to create modern classics that do more than light a room. For more than five decades FLOS has produced lights that transcend their function, adding poetry to illumination. We love the way AIM drapes above a meeting table (shown on the far left).
4. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Started in 2003, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Contract is a division of 28-year-old home furnishings brand Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. The contract division is a premiere manufacturer of high-quality, comfortable hospitality and commercial furniture. The Taylorsville, North Carolina, USA based company offers short lead times, leads in eco-friendly business practices, and is committed to philanthropic efforts for equality and education. The company’s mission is simple: to provide comfort for all at home and at their home away from home. We love the rich colors in the Moira pendant (shown in the center).
Pablo is one of the most unique and modern lighting designers we work with. With the creation of his first product in 1993, Pablo Pardo established a powerful and generative design philosophy. Since then, his core principles have informed the development of every light in the studio’s 25-year history. These products continue to move with culture while withstanding trends in design — and each one carries the underlying uniqueness that is distinctly “Pablo.” It’s definitely worth exploring their entire collection, but Gloss stands out for its dynamic movement and distinctive shapes (seen on the far right).
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