Faceted Lighting Designs
It’s facet-nating! The geode-inspired look is popping up in home décor this year, and we especially love this look in lighting. From table lamps that take on gem-like silhouettes to more literal translations made from cut crystal, the look of a precious stone is both delicate and edgy, embracing the hard look of a precious stone. Pair these faceted shapes with diffused light, and you’ll find stunning shadow and light play on surrounding surfaces.
Why We Love Faceted Lights
Facets have long been seen in lighting as crystals hanging from traditional chandeliers. In fact, the LBL Dia Pendants were inspired by this exact hanging crystal appearance. Meanwhile, the Apollo Pendant by DARK takes a faceted approach with triangular pieces of stainless steel placed in a way to form a substantially large dome and the designs from Foldability will remind you of the shapes found in traditional Japanese origami. These modern lighting designs take those precise angles and intricate cuts and mold them into styles that mix masculine and feminine style; a look that is romantic and glamorous all at once.
British design studio Tom Dixon uses various faceted metals in lighting and accessories as seen in the Cell pendant collection or the well known Etch collection. And finally, Terzani created the Kristal Diam Pendant as a near-literal take on a traditional jewel: the diamond.