Lighting report, Aug ’13

Here at Matteo Bianchi Studio we love lighting – with each project our lighting scheme is one of the key elements to good design. Whether it’s neat & recessed, adjustable, floor standing, pendants, wall recessed.. we’re enamoured.

A few of our favourites this month are rounded up below, some of which are tried and tested, others we can’t wait to propose.


Our new favourite is this beautiful glass gradient from Studio WM – subtle, soft yet strikingly contemporary.



The pendant suits the new trend for pastel shades making it’s way into this and next seasons interiors.



See the collection here


Wall Light

Often wall lights are known as being traditional, used as opposed to ceiling lights. Even in a period property contemporary wall lights have their place. A strong trend for new and interesting lighting at either side of the bed, or sofa, is breaking the tradition. Our favourite is this elegant, wonderfully clever piece ‘Sunday’ from Northern Lighting designed by Martina Carpelan for Frost Produkt.



The beauty of the piece is the light’s function – a changeable bulb to candle and a small shelf for a coffee or something stronger


It’s a feature of it’s own.



With a strong trend for natural stones, especially Marble, shown at this year’s Milan Design Fair and Clerkenwell Design Week we have our eyes peeled. This floor lamp collection by Marsotto ‘Luma’ ticks all of the boxes. Flexible and beautiful grouped.




One of our favourites for their innovation and creativity is Viabizzuno – Italian lighting designers from Bolognia with head designer Mario Nanni.

Their new collection features ‘Catenaria di Luce Serpentine’ (excuse the long name) a stunning thread of electric wire upon which a bulb or spotlight can hang. It can be applied to the desired distance. We like the traditional light bulb.




Recessed light

Another of our favourites from Mario Nanni’s Viabizzuno is the clever recessed light – c1. It’s structure fits into the cavity above the ceiling or wall and a flush finish is achieved with a diffused light.

Recessed into the ceiling behind a sheer curtain gives a feature corner to our latest basement conversion. During the day, the curtain can be pulled back and at night, for dining, the corner around the table glows. Architectural lighting such as the c1 can change the mood of a room without being a distraction to the scheme.



We’re looking forward to this September’s design week for more lighting trends and delights.

If you would like to contact us regarding any of the above or for your own project please don’t hesitate to drop us an email here


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