Published at Wednesday, 29 November 2017. modern furniture. By Frank Jimenez.
Floor lamps: DeltaLight Nice is set on a metal stand with a white almost cylindrical-shaped shade. It is sleek and classy and would look perfect for a home that is modern in design. Flos Brera, designed by Achille Castiglioni, has a bent rose steel stand with an opaline glass diffuser. Set it in the corner for a soft glow. As it is minimalistic in design, it goes well with any interior.
The term "retro" derives from the Latin word retro, meaning "backwards" or "in past times" and refers to a nostalgic view towards the past. Retro style design can be any kind of interior design that turns to the past decades for inspiration, but usually "retro" is used in connection with design styles that take their cue from the 1960s and 1970s. An important aspect of a retro interior is lighting. The popular lamp shade design in 1960s and 1970s was inspired by op-art or optical art (a genre of pop-art) which makes use of optical illusions.
The Konkylie light was designed by Louis Weisdorf for the Tivoli Garden in Copenhagen in 1963. It was partly inspired at a technical level by Verner Panton's Moon lamp. Louis Weisdorf created the design for his next pendant light called Turbo in 1965. Consisting of 12 uniform aluminium lamellae spiral-twisted to form a flower-like sphere, the Turbo was partly inspired by Japanese rice-paper lanterns.
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