Mour newest addition in the light department, lighting up the grey days of Belgian fall: the Lumiere from Italian light manufacturer Foscarini. I was over the moon when Foscarini contacted me for a collaboration because of the 25th birthday edition of this modern classic, designed in 1990 by Italian architect Rodolfo Dordoni. The Lumiere was inspired by the classic table lamp, but updated and streamlined to fit the modern interior.
As with many things, quality beats quantity when it comes to beautiful lighting. I must say it has been the area that has been a little neglected in our home though, because we want to pick the right pieces, and that mostly means saving up to buy quality pieces and/or finding that one vintage gem that is just right. It’s also something we’ve been postponing, because, well we needed floors and a bathroom first.
With its beautiful clean lines and mouth-blown glass shade, it’s a true beauty in all its details. The padding on the lamp base, the qualitative materials, and the perfect diffused light instantly made me fall in love. Unboxing and installing the piece made me remember the experience of flying business class with Brussels Airlines last year, once you get the sense of this kind of luxury, you don’t really ever want to go back. One thing’s for sure: from now on, the cheap lamp I dragged along from when I went to university at 18, is definitely not going to cut it anymore.
Discover all options for the 25th birthday edition of the Foscarini Lumiere here.