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Inverted Canopy Lanterns

The Spring Light Fixture Series Features Forest-Like Lamps

— April 4, 2013 — Art & Design
Designer Kristine Five Melvaer recently launched her ethereal Spring light fixture series with the beauty of nature in mind.

Each lampshade appears like an inverted umbrella or mushroom cap, filtering light down below through the flesh-colored coating. Because the collection is fairly tall with the longest one reaching two meters, the effect is like a forest of lamps, with light shining down through the canopy of textiles. Turned off, the lamps look like tall and skinny sprouts; when illuminated, the fabric turns sheer and the steel cord ribbing becomes visible.

This refreshing light fixture collection by Kristine Five Melvaer is statuesque in its height, excellent for enhancing those spaces that require a tall light source or several lamps of varying lengths clustered together.
Trend Themes
1. Nature-inspired Lighting - There's an opportunity to create more light fixtures that emulate the natural world and bring a touch of the outdoors inside.
2. Inverted Umbrella Design - The inverted canopy design presents an opportunity to use this shape in other applications, such as building architecture or product design.
3. Textile-based Lighting - Using textiles as a lampshade material provides opportunities to experiment with transparency and texture in lighting design.
Industry Implications
1. Interior Design - Interior designers could use these lamps to create a forest-like atmosphere in large spaces or to add a touch of nature to urban settings.
2. Lighting Manufacturing - Manufacturers could experiment with different materials and shapes to create innovative light fixtures and stay ahead of competitors.
3. Architecture - Architects could use the inverted umbrella shape as inspiration for building designs, creating visually interesting structures that also provide shade or shelter.
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