The best designer statement lighting: add drama to your home with the latest collections of brilliantly bold lighting

The best designer statement lighting: add drama to your home with the latest collections of brilliantly bold lighting

Be bold with architectural shapes and glamorous materials to light up your home.

The way we light our living spaces is undergoing a radical transformation as contemporary designers combine clever new tech with a brilliantly bold aesthetic.

The latest LED, or light-emitting diode technology, is so discreet that its presence is almost indiscernible.

Marry this with architectural shapes and glamorous materials, such as mouth-blown glass and burnished metals, and it’s easy to add drama and a sense of narrative to any room.

Innovative, award-winning lighting by Shoreditch-based Lee Broom ( includes Eclipse, from £510, a dangling pendant or tiered chandelier, its mirror-polished gold or chrome parts interacting with acrylic discs in a cascade of reflected light.

Equally eye-catching are his Orion modular lights, from £850, with spheres and tubes in contrasting opaque and solid polished-gold or gunmetal finishes.

Brilliant ideas from London-based Michael Anastassiades ( include the Arrangements series for in which linear, geometric shapes emit a diffuse light with each component linking to create a customisable set-up. From £1,395 at Heal’s.

Top interior designers Katharine Pooley, Martin Kemp and Candy & Candy beat a path to Dalston-based Haberdashery ( for bespoke installations such as Leaf Fall, from £4,492, with naturalistic, bone-china leaves that appear to tumble, breeze-blown, from the ceiling.

More architectural are the Introvert Extrovert pendants, from £1,080, with their illuminated, elliptical forms. Introvert has an inward-facing, white light projected through a freely rotating internal circle, while Extrovert emits an outward-radiating pink/orange-tinted light.

Also making a name for itself is Hand & Eye (, a south-east London studio founded by Thomas Housden and Alex Johnen. Its clean, spare designs appeal to those looking for modern, unfussy eye-catchers at accessible prices (pendants from £160). The studio also accepts bespoke commissions.

For a tactile, organic look, Annemarie O’Sullivan’s Breck Heather light, £2,400, crafted from bundles of heather straw assembled over a metal frame, is at The New Craftsmen ( Alexander White champions natural materials, too, in his sculptural “Michael Cane” light, £9,500, crafted from woven rattan cane.

Nature also inspires New York studio Pelle, co-founded by husband and wife Jean and Oliver Pelle ( Cast and coloured cotton-paper poppies decorate Lure Post, £14,415, its bronze structure lit by tiny LEDs, while X-Tall Palm Bubble chandelier, £15,275, features glass globes handpainted with palm fronds.

Nana Lure, £16,120, with giant, paper-cast banana leaves, hand-coloured and painted, can be ordered as a standing or suspended light.

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