Happy Monday, friends!
Today I’m starting a new series/category for the blog appropriately (if not carelessly) called “Well That’s Rad” – a place for me to highlight my favorite trends and ideas that I’m seeing in design.
This first feature is one that’s been around for a little while, but I was a bit late on adoring – conical lighting. Blame it on my first-grader’s entry into geometry, but I felt like all the sudden I was seeing cones everywhere, and I am HERE FOR IT. As a lover of minimalist design, it’s no wonder this shape appeals to me. One vertex, one face – cones take up very little visual space, yet still are incredibly interesting to look at.
At first it seemed like this trend would only work in very specific scenarios, mainly mid-century modern spaces with a need for directional lighting.
But as the trend gained traction and product designers caught on, they’ve become available in more traditional constructions. Now they are simply a way to elevate and modernize any space, no matter the style.
From wall sconces to pendants, chandeliers to table lamps, see below for a few of my favorite conical lighting pieces available today…