A light should be more than just a light, and Modern Forms from WAC Lighting is just that. This new line of vanity and outdoor fixtures takes advantage of the most up-to-date technology and ensures that function isn't sacrificed for form (though, the form certainly has something going for it, too). We posed a few questions to Modern Forms mastermind Shelley Wald to learn more about the collection.
The Modern Forms like focuses on fixtures for the bath and outdoors—was that intentional?
We wanted the brand to bring exemplary, innovative lighting technology to modern spaces. Right now, we thought the bath and outdoor spaces best allowed us to do this, since the requirements for bath lighting are heavily focused on brightness and color quality. For outdoor, our wet-rated sconces gave us the chance to demonstrate a variety of creative, original design that can now be made possible with LEDs.
Why was it important to exclusively use LEDs?
We wanted the LED sources of the MF fixtures to be customized to each design. Most LED lights out there are designed just to supplement incandescent collections, using the same design just with an LED. Here, we designed with flexibility of the light source in mind, and that allows us to do things that wouldn't work with just any off-the-shelf light source. For example, the Neo LED Bath Bar uses LED flat panel technology that creates phenomenal light output from a fixture that's just a half-inch deep. And the LED lights paired with the 13th century style Piastra glass used in the Vetri Bath Bar creates a truly spectacular illuminating experience.
When it comes to modern design, we want something novel but lasting. LED designs are really the answer to that, providing energy-sipping, maintenance free, quality light for years to come. And this collection is accessible for just that, without an upcharge for a technology upgrade down the road.
Is there a certain taste or style you picture Modern Forms going with best?
These luminaires are intentionally simplified and understated, designed to complement any architecture or interior design scheme, rather than define it with embellishment.
It was important that we created something upscale that truly integrated new technologies, and I think the core design tenets and engineering of these fixtures will be self evident in each space they illuminate.
Why We Love Modern Forms:
- Collection includes 160 styles, 5 powder-coat finishes, and a variety of sizes for many styles and applications.
- Supreme engineering creates everything we love about good lighting: consistent quality, lumen output and a high color rendering index.
- Sustainable OLED nanotechnology creates light that is brighter and greener.
- All fixtures feature instant on/off and dimming capabilities.