The Lighting Times From Torch-Light to Smart Light!
Medieval lighting It is the most distinguishable between different lighting designs – mainly due to the materials used and simple arrangement of lights. However, these types of light fittings were originally only for the rich. This was because the light bulb hadn’t been invented and people had to rely on candles made from tallow – which were very expensive.
Tudor lighting The Tudors faced the same problem as those in medieval times, since they had no electricity they had to rely on candles. Candles were still very expensive as they were made using fat, oil or wax – and they burnt quickly which meant they had to buy many of them. Modern day, Tudor inspired lighting sees light bulb fittings in place of the original candle holders.
Victorian lighting During the beginning of the Victorian period, homes were still predominantly lit by candles made from fat and beeswax – along with the occasional oil lamp. However, the period saw a success in technical developments in many areas, including the ability to light an entire room with a single light fitting – something that was unheard of previously.
Art Deco From the early part of the 20th century, The Art Deco movement started just after the First World War and represented elegance, sophistication and modernity.
Art Nouveau lighting The Art Nouveau movement came slightly later, however the designs are different to those of the Art Deco pieces. Lighting from this time takes its inspiration from nature such as flowers and plants and includes bright colours. As can been seen in our range of Tiffany sconces and table lamps, which were very popular at the time and are still to this day.
Mid-century lighting Mid-century designs started making a comeback a few years ago now and their popularity is growing each day with no signs of slowing down. During the 50’s and 60’s, light fittings became a style statement distinguished by visual simplicity – highlighting clear lines, sculptured forms and smooth curves.
Contemporary lighting Mid-century, Art Deco and industrial lighting trends have had a heavy influence on today’s contemporary light design – so much so you’d be forgiven for mistaking modern lighting for light fixtures from previous eras and design movements.
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