Homeowners are becoming knowledgeable in giving their homes expert-looking redesign fixes, something simple like rearranging furniture and adding a modern light fixture to accentuate certain objects or places. What makes the job easier is having access to knockout lighting designs that look good on their own, such as the Italian designs of FLOS, Prandina, Artemide and Foscarini. Certainly, you will have to channel your inner Herman Miller or George Kovacs to light up a room like magic.
The ideal modern light fixture originates dimensional and dramatic effects in homes and offices. Installing a wall sconce with dimmers can turn your dining or bath experience around. Outdoor wall lights, chandeliers and recessed ceiling lights from top manufacturers like Alt Lucialternative, WAC, FontanaArte or Catellani & Smith can evoke classic mid-century elegance or ultra high tech appeal.
The use of space age materials from Kevlar to aluminized polycarbonate shade is not uncommon with leading brands such as Tobias Grau, Bruck, Taller Uno and Anthologie Quartett. In a choice of two standards, low voltage 10V, 12V, 24V or line voltage 100V, 120V, 240V, designers at Vibia or Marchetti work tirelessly to merge purpose and style in monorail track lighting, table lamps and floor lamps.
Not all sconces or pendants were made equal and you must decide if your new modern light fixture is going for accent, spot, flood or task illumination. Name brands from Louise Poulsen to Linea Light, Anta and deMajo will have finishes like satin or polished nickel, brushed steel or chrome, antique brass or bronze, hurricane or flute glass.