Have you ever dined in the dark? Although there are a selection of restaurants famed for their pitch-black dining experiences, it’s not a style that’s worth replicating at home. When it comes to minimal dining room lighting, you’ll be much better off if you take a helping hand from names like Industville, Anglepoise, Menu and Normann Copenhagen. What’s more, even the professionals of the dining-in-the-dark world wouldn’t dream of a badly lit kitchen, so neither should you. We’re lighting two rooms with one article today, and we’re doing it all with a budget of just £105. Keep reading to see the best kitchen lighting and Scandinavian dining room lighting ideas.
Industville is founded on utilitarian values. Taking inspiration from industrial furniture and retro lighting, each piece makes the ideal, durable and stylish kitchen light fixture. Every vintage metal light is low-maintenance and offers a prime opportunity to diversify modern kitchen design.
Anglepoise sets the standard for much of the modern kitchen lighting market. This brand has been doing its thing year in, year out for almost 90 years, so it’s no surprise that it’s a front runner in any decision regarding kitchen or dining room lighting. Every Anglepoise light is characterised by simple confidence – devoid of any frills, all focus is placed on the classic shapes and clean lines that run throughout the collection of minimalist ceiling pendants and retro table lamps.
While all Anglepoise designs are imbued with signature iconic design, the 1227 Pendant Light is a classic of great proportions. Anglepoise’s 1227 Pendant Light comes in a range of sizes and finishes, our favourites are the Ink Blue Brass Pendant, Jet Black Original Pendant and the White Ceramic Pendant. This versatile ceiling pendant design affords the opportunity to save some valuable table space while acting as a worktop, bar or dining table spotlight thanks to the fabric-braided cable.
Since 1979, Menu has been providing the world with the best that Scandinavian interior design has to offer. While it’s certainly not rustic Scandinavian design, Menu offers a modern perspective of the famed Scandinavian interior design principles of simplicity, functionality and style.
Menu’s Black Cast Pendant takes inspiration from traditional plumb weights. The interplay between the two industrial pendant lamps gives the design a bold, sculptural appearance. This means that even if the lights aren’t in use, this dining room pendant light makes a statement. Altogether the Cast Pendant embodies Menu’s Scandinavian design principles of soft minimalism and quiet tactility.
Normann Copenhagen’s collection of modern minimal furniture and Scandinavian lighting feels familiar thanks to its understated appearance. Take a closer look, though, and the premium dining chairs, stylish desk lamps and more always feature a refreshing twist.
Like many of the lamps that we’ve included in today’s round up, Normann Copenhagen’s Amp Pendant Lamp makes the most impact when arranged in groups. Using the different lengths of textile cord provided, create a dynamic still life. We think that this minimalist pendant lamp works best in a dining room as its modern design feels slightly too refined for the kitchen.
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