LIGHTING THAT IS OUT OF THIS WORLD
This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on 20th July 1969. As this historic event is celebrated, we would like to pay our tribute to the brave astronauts aboard the Apollo 11 spacecraft and showcase some of our space age lighting ranges. Lighting that is truly out of this world!
These are the lighting ranges featured in this blog.
- Sun and Moon Ceiling Pendants – innovative pendant lights manufactured from scrap corrugated cardboard
- David Hunt Lighting Orb Collection – stunning open frame ceiling lights and wall lights based on a traditional gyroscope
- Sputnik Ceiling Lights, Wall Lights and Table Lamps – mid-century style light fittings made in UK and updated for the 21st century
- Cosmos – a magnificent large feature ceiling light
- Uptown Carnegie – a selection of contemporary chandeliers
- Crystal Bathroom Lights – a sparkling collection of bathroom chandeliers and wall lights
- Aleeka Ceiling and Wall Lights– contemporary lighting with a celestial theme
- Star Pendant Lights – a stellar collection of superstar ceiling pendants
- Tokyo Sputnik – striking space age pendant lights perfect for hospitality lighting
- Apollo Cluster Pendant – a cluster of 7 hanging ceiling pendants with glass globe shades
‘The Eagle has landed’. If you are of a certain age you would almost certainly have been one of the 600 million people who watched the flickering black and white TV images of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin taking their first steps on the lunar surface. Never before had so many people tuned into a single event at one time.
And who can forget those immortal words of Neil Armstrong as he uttered what is possibly the most famous phrase ever spoken ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’.
When something is described as being ‘out of this world’, this implies that it is extremely good or impressive. We hope you are dazzled and equally impressed by our stellar collection of space age lighting.
Sun and Moon Pendants
It is hard to believe that these amazing Sun and Moon pendant lights are, in fact, made from recycled cardboard. Called Scraplights, they are designed by a talented group of young American designers from Seattle and are made from scrap corrugated cardboard. The shades are laser cut and assembled by hand using non-toxic adhesive and are treated with a non toxic fire retardant. As they are hand finished there are slight variations in colour and corrugation making each pendant unique. Providing warm, intimate and functional lighting that is equally at home in commercial environments as it is for lighting around the home. Old cardboard boxes have never looked so good!
The stunning Orb pendants are designed and manufactured here in the UK by Cotswolds based David Hunt Lighting. Uniquely designed lights inspired by a traditional gyroscope that offer a different optical illusion from whichever angle they are viewed. The eagle eyed among you may have noticed that one of these pictures is the main image on the home page of our Bespoke Lights on-line store. Available in a choice of sizes and colours with matching wall lights. Bespoke options are available if you need a longer drop or would like an Orb fitting painted in a alternative colour.
The impressive Sputnik Collection is aptly named after the Russian Sputnik satellite launched way back in 1957, paving the way for the exploration of space and moon landings that followed. These lights are made in the UK by David Hunt Lighting and inspired by mid-century 1950’s and 1960’s designs updated for the 21st century. The range includes ceiling lights, wall lights and table lamps with a good choice of coloured shades.
The large impressive Cosmos ceiling light is another offering from UK based lighting manufacturer David Hunt. An opulent, bespoke, made to order fitting with orbs of solid brass in a soft buttery finish linked together to form a large, spectacular fitting. The bulbs are covered with clear glass globe shades. Perfect for lighting in long drop stairwells with its drop of 2.7 metres. Longer chain is available to order if required.
Uptown Carnegie Chandeliers
Creating an explosion of light, these are modern chandeliers for the 21st century. The Uptown Carnegie ceiling lights are from our Broadway American Collection and named after the Carnegie Hall in New York. They will certainly take centre stage wherever they are fitted. Available in either a radiant western bronze or imperial silver finish in a choice of sizes and supplied with a series of rods to give a range of fitting heights. Unusually, they are also suitable for lighting sloping ceilings.
Sparkling like a clear night sky, the Crystal Skye IP44, LED bathroom lighting range includes chandeliers, pendants and a matching wall light. From our New York Lighting Collection, these modern chrome fittings are teamed with triangular crystal prisms just waiting to reflect the light in a hundred different ways – nothing can compare to the sparkle you get from real crystal lights. Perfect for adding a touch of luxury to bathrooms and just as effective in other rooms too.
Aleeka Ceiling Lights and Wall Light
Another offering from our New York Lighting Collection that features contemporary lighting with a true sense of style. This range uses celestial influences with its concentric rings orbiting around a sleek central column with the opal etched glass shades seeming to float effortlessly on top. The look is softened by the pewter metalwork. This range includes a choice of ceiling lights with a matching wall light.
The Ilario ceiling pendant from our Jaipur Collection is a real star performer that is hand crafted in India using traditional manufacturing methods. Clear glass panels are outlined in antique brass to create warmth and atmosphere. A wonderful exotic stellar look with multi-sided panels. A great choice for many locations around the home and great for hospitality lighting too.
The Luanda star pendant from our Cambridge Lighting Collection is a contemporary wire frame ceiling light in matt black with a bright copper bulb holder. It is supported on a black cable from the circular black ceiling rose. A dramatic light for over a modern dining table or kitchen island. Would also make a great modern alternative to a traditional hall lantern. Perfect for showcasing decorative vintage light bulbs.
This eye catching update of the sputnik design from the 1960’s and 1970’s provides a blast of modern glamour. It packs a real punch with its 29 individual lights that shine out in all directions from long stalks radiating from the centre of the fitting. This is a bespoke made to order chandelier designed and manufactured in Ireland from solid brass and available in a choice of finishes. A dramatic feature light that is over 1 metre in diameter. It makes a stunning centrepiece in contemporary settings and perfect for hospitality lighting in restaurants and coffee shops. For maximum impact team with vintage filament bulbs.
Apollo Ceiling Cluster Pendant
It would be hard to find a more appropriate space age light fitting for our final selection. This is the Apollo ceiling pendant from David Hunt Lighting. An exquisite cluster of 7 clear glass pendant lights inspired by the engines that blasted the Apollo 11 spacecraft from its launch pad into orbit on 16 July 1969. Our Apollo pendant will also add dramatic impact in any space and can be used successfully in both residential and hospitality settings. The metalwork is in a silky smooth butter brass finish and the pendants are supported on ivory braided cables held in place with a brass ring.
If you would like more details about any of the lights featured in this blog simply click on the images or alternatively give Bespoke Lights a call or email with your query. Calls and emails are answered promptly by our friendly and knowledgeable staff.