Ugh, I am fed up of feeling like I’m living right next to a monster island-size bonfire!! The smog has infiltrated our flat, even with the a/c on full whack, so all our clothes etc now smell of autumn. Yuck.
To improve my grumpy mood this morning I thought I’d have a gawp at the insane lighting beauties created by Terzani, a Florence-based design studio that’s been turning out geniusness (is that a word?) since 1972. Out of an entire portfolio of breathtakingly gorgeous light fixtures, in my mind the Atlantis and Soscik take joint first prize.
Sch.wing. They’re hand-crafted from 3 miles (no joke) of draped nickel chains, and that’s just the Atlantis above on the LHS. Insane.
Pretty full on bling yep I agree, but if done right these fittings are truly one of a kind bananas good. Puzzingly though, I have had a lot of trouble sourcing images of schemes that I don’t think are revolting. I really try to not slate design that I dislike as I appreciate that it’s so subjective (I’m sure plenty of peeps hate my ikats, natural textures and ethnic touches), but considering that the average punter would have to remortgage their home in order to acquire one of these pieces of amazingness, I really truly am gobsmacked that there are so many heinous schemes out there that include them. They should have hired me… Ha, kidding. No, not really kidding.
Errr anyhoo, so here are the few I’ve found that I do love – it’s often used in luxe commercial settings, like this divine restaurant in Moscow.
I’m sure you’ll be extremely surprised to hear that my faves are those paired with rough natural goodness, like these wooden tables below, or the exposed brick wall up top.
I really dislike this scheme below (ok, breaking my rule here…) but I wanted to include this pic as it shows the longy version in full glory. Ooh and I quite like that white wall treatment.
Make sure you let me know what you think of this fixture – is it too much for you or just your cuppa?
Have a happy and smog-free weekend loves!