Brilliantly transparent – the new balloon lights

Among current home furnishing trends, one group of products really stands out: delicate spherical lights in blown or cast glass. They are like soap bubbles which match any furnishing style. For the light source, designers have opted either for retro-style incandescent bulbs with visible filaments or for LED and OLED bulbs with a modern look.

In pendant form, these glass lights cast a pool of light, which makes them ideal for highlighting a particular area. In soft smoky grey or amber tones, or completely clear, they are positioned to create best effect above a dining table or a sideboard. To make a real design statement, install pendant lights in a decorative grouping or place a floor light next to the sofa.

Photo: Sebastian Herkner took inspiration from photographs of water towers when designing his “Oda” floor light with its voluminous glass shade. © imm cologne/pulpo

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