We have outlined five key trends of decorative lighting in 2023 and beyond.
With a multitude of styles, shapes, and functions available, it can be overwhelming to know where to start with lighting your space. We have outlined five key trends of decorative lighting in 2023 and beyond. These trends are not just passing fads that will disappear quickly. Instead, they have lasting appeal and will continue to be relevant for years to come.
To create a sense of escape from the outside world, it's crucial to include grounding elements in your interior design, particularly through the use of natural materials. These materials not only enhance the visual appeal but also provide a calming effect. Our Origins Collection, comprising of four designs, is an excellent example of this. Inspired by the wilds of nature, the unique lamps feature little grooves and craters that reference the textures of rocks and earth that inspire the pieces. Working with our highly skilled artisans in Portugal, a region known for its specialist expertise in handmade ceramics, the unique lamps feature little grooves and craters that reference the textures of nature.
In The Detail
The role of lighting in our living spaces is evolving and at Heathfield, we believe lighting can do a lot more than simply cast light. It can cast beauty. This perspective has given us the opportunity to create products that not only fulfill practical needs, but also provide a statement in your home. Whether that's using sculptural pieces such as our Fero, Lila, and Remi table lamps or focusing on the quiet details, our design philosophy is as much about appreciating the subtle elements as it is about highlighting the bold features. This approach has allowed us to ensure our lamps look just as beautiful when turned off as they do when turned on to add an extra touch of beauty and character to any interior.
Designers often experiment with various materials to create visually stunning and functional pieces that seamlessly blend with interiors. One material they often gravitate towards is statement glass, particularly in earthy tones. Our Hazel and Nara lamps embody this concept, bringing a natural aesthetic into the space and evoking a sense of warmth and tranquility.
However, it’s not just the colour that will draw attention. Different finishes can add an element of intrigue to the overall design. For example, our volcanic frit glass, where metallic grains are added to the molten glass, create infinite variations of markings across the surface of each piece, as seen in Thea, Indi and Orla that allow light to bounce and scatter throughout the room.
Design With A Difference
In today's digital age, social media platforms have made our homes more visible to the world. As a result, there is an increasing demand for unique products that not only reflect homeowners' personality and style but also help them differentiate themselves and express their individuality. By working with our extensive network of artisans, each collection tells their own story and due to the nature of handmade pieces, each product is slightly different from the next. For instance, the ceramic lamp bases produced for the Itero collection are individually hand-dipped in liquid glaze and fired at high heat in a kiln. This causes the material to rapidly heat, creating a texture that resembles the face of the moon. Afterwards, the bases are hand-dipped again in liquid glaze and fired a second time to add colour. The close attention to our design and development process is what makes our lights well and truly Heathfield.
Customisation is a key trend to embrace in 2023 if you want a light that is truly unique. By working closely with our specialist project management team and dedicated project coordinator, you can ensure that the finished product is personalised to you and your space, coordinating with the colour and style of your home. At our Tonbridge workshop, every light is assembled by hand. This not only helps us maintain strict quality control on each piece but also allows us to make design tweaks, such as changing the flex and fininsh on a lamp or adjustments to the drop of a chandelier.