Although we’ve been trading for over 80 years many of our customers have never been to our showroom located on the edges of Kilkenny city, Ireland. Some, like our online customers tend to browse our online store at www.williedugganlighting.com and find a light to fall in love with! For this blog post I’m going to take a trip through some of the really beautiful pieces we have in stock, many of which are unique pieces. For many years we’ve been at the forefront of Irish lighting design & consultancy – we‘ve worked on huge prestigious projects and we continue to be one of the busiest offices with a very wide range of clients across Ireland and abroad. All our clients, whether they are an architect looking for hundreds of lights for a new office building or a couple looking for a single fitting to illuminate their new home are united in their desire to find something fresh, innovative & different.
So, without further ado let me bring you through a range of light fittings we have that are innovative, beautiful and perfect for a work or home space. Five fabulous fittings so to speak! Enjoy.
First up is a coral effect lamp. Made by UK designer David Trubridge, this fitting is comprised of multiple laser cut wooden pieces each bolted securely together. When illuminated this light is especially beautiful; creating a great pattern across the surrounding area and emanating a warm glow through the wooden elements. It’s also hugely practical, easy to clean, light enough to hang and the contemporary pattern would look great in a white modern space and especially good in a double height or void space in a home or indeed office. The size is 800mm dia and retail on this piece is €490. This piece is only available direct from the showroom so get in touch if it tickles your fancy.
My second find is this LZF Agatha Pendant. We carry this in a range of colours including this soft dove grey version. Made by Spanish company LZF this piece is made from wood veneer which is hand dyed and handmade by looping the carefully conditioned wood veneer into an undulating pattern. We find this sells well for dining spaces and also living spaces especially entrance halls. Although it appears fragile it is very robust and stays looking fresh. We’re one of the few LZF stockists in Ireland & the UK and so we have a regular and appreciative audience for these pieces. The price of this fitting is €805. There’s also a full range of smaller pieces and table lights that you can browse here.
Number three is a light that brings a smile to our face. Our ‘Bloom for you’ light is comprised of many tiny fabric flowers comprised around a light metal frame. It’s from our own Willie Duggan Lighting collection and comes in off white or red, our favourite is the red light which positively glows! As it is our own range the price is super competitive and retails at €313 for all ten colours – see here. We also carry a table version which you can purchase here http://www.williedugganlighting.com/shop/bloom-tree-table-lamp
Fourth favourite is another LZF light – Caramobola -this time made from wood veneer also but combined into a much more structural piece by the use of perspex panels which offer a clear light which contrasts beautifully with the warm glow provided by the wood element. As with all LZF pieces this is made to last, beautiful colours come as standard with a choice of ten different colours, each hand applied to bring up the beauty of the wood veneer. This would be a great light for a kitchen or living space? Maybe hung low near seating? This light comes in three sizes and costs €860 for the small version. See more here.
Number 5 is from Kartell, a legendary Italian company specialising in coloured, hi luxe fittings in plastic. This plastic is no ordinary plastic though as for decades Kartell have led the revolution in making beautiful objects out of all kinds of plastics. This light is one of their smallest but one of their most popular and appears regularly in the design press. Called the E wall lamp it is a well proportioned little gem for the wall. Ideas for use? – maybe mounted on both sides of a bed? Used as a wall light in a corridor or maybe even perfectly placed in a little study or kids room. We carry this piece in 7 different colours so there is something to suit everybody. The best thing though is the price- at €87 each these are a steal! One for every room in the house!
See the pieces here and view the full Kartell range here.
I hope this has been an interesting read and maybe even inspired you to update your lighting scheme. If you need to contact us you can find us online at www.wiliedugganlighting.com – happy browsing!