Terzani is a family-owned Italian lighting company that was founded by Sergio Terzani in Florence in 1972. By combining traditional Italian craftsmanship with modern technology, the company creates lighting that blurs the lines of art, luxury and design. Taking experimental lighting design a step further, Terzani commissions designs from renowned artists including Nigel Coates, Maurizio Galante, Christian Lava and Dodo Arlsan.
The Precious collection features six stunning lighting products, all of which redefine the way luxury lighting is made. Designed by Barlas Baylar, Atlantis is a breathtaking installation that is reminiscent of some kind of deep sea marine animal. Hundreds of illuminated lengths of draped nickel chain – measuring three miles in total – cascade down from the gloss nickel band giving the impression of tentacles hanging down into the abyss of the ocean.
Stream is a stunning design from Christian Lava for Terzani. Featuring over seven kilometres of metal chain hanging in tiers from a nickel-plated frame, Stream casts an tranquil and striking shadow around the room. It is available as a suspension light, a wall light or as a floor lamp.
Combining traditional artisan techniques with cutting edge technology, Soscik is a modern reinvention of the classic chandelier designed by Nicolas Terzani. Created by interlacing metal chain over a nickel-plated frame, Soscik creates a dramatic yet romantic effect that would look great in a modern interior.
Which one of these beautiful, ethereal lights is your favourite? We’d love to know.
Speaking of “less is more” design, if your shelf offers little display space, consider opting for one or two standout items to showcase rather than a slew of small finds. In the next image, we see the Magical Thinking Peaks Shelf, crafted from glass and aluminum. Then again, there’s something charming about a curiously cluttered look, especially if items are thoughtfully curated. The Magical Thinking Pyramid Shelf below holds treasures and curiosities. When your shelves make a sculptural statement, don’t overwhelm and block them with clutter. After all, when the design is as fabulous as the Bamboo Step Wall Shelf in the next featured image, you certainly don’t want to cover up the bold form of your shelving.
We now turn to top design bloggers such as Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, who has decorated her kitchen shelving with an array of pastel dishware. Don’t be afraid to mix function and style when it comes to your decorative shelves. Put useful items on display, but arrange them artfully. If the shelving is purely decorative, choose pieces carefully. Be selective, as this gives your shelves a curated, artful look, as shown by this DIY hoop shelf from A Beautiful Mess.