This is part 2 of a 5-part series of guides on using the iconic Original 1227™ range at home. Written by design writer Charlotte Abrahams. You can read part 1 here (Kitchen & Dining Room Lighting) and part 3 here (Bedroom Lighting).
We give you the inside track to a perfectly-lit living room in the second of our series guide to lighting your home with pieces from the Anglepoise® Original 1227™ collection.
The living room is a place of relaxation, a room where we sit back to read, to socialise and to watch television. Ideally, our living space will be filled with natural light streaming in through generous, south-facing windows; however, for many of us, the reality is somewhat darker. But look on the bright side: dark rooms provide the perfect excuse to splash out on some absolutely fabulous lights.
As living rooms don’t really need general illumination, you can probably do without a central pendant here and focus instead on creating layers of light using multiple sources. (However, if you have a ceiling rose and feel that it would look odd without a pendant, go for a feature light that is more about form than function – try the Original 1227™ Giant Pendant in a large space, or an Original 1227™ Mini Ceramic Cluster which creates a warm glow.
September 18, 2018
Offspring of the ever-popular 1970’s Model 90, the 90 Mini Mini lamp has all the versatility and personality of a classic Anglepoise® lamp wrapped up in its tiny form. At half the size of a standard desk lamp it's designed to fit just about anywhere - perfect if you're working on the go or in a low-lit coffee shop.
June 1, 2018
Whether your home boasts shelves of vintage vases or a sideboard strewn with stones sourced from your favourite beach, the right light can turn a collection of objects into a striking display. Here are design writer Charlotte Abrahams' top five ideas.
May 1, 2018
From 27th April until October 2018, renowned British designer Margaret Howell brings her understated aesthetic to Tate Modern’s inspirational Tate Edit shop.