South African furniture and décor artisans, Palmy Living, in collaboration with illustrator Maria Magdalena Atelier and ceramic artist Corinne de Haas, have launched two striking AfriScandi-inspired sculptural lamps. The lamps debut as part of Palmy’s new Day in Africa collection. This adds African textures, shapes and soft light as features that complement a modern home.
With their carefully crafted organic lines and neutral hues, these lamps invite nature into your home. The lamps feature a delicately hand-carved textured ceramic base with Vietnamese-inspired lampshades through which the poetry of light plays out.
Palmy Living’s new sculptural Baobab Lamp features a textured base reminiscent of the African Baobab tree, while the Sculptural River Lamp captures the soft meandering movement of African rivers.
With only a limited production run, one of these proudly South African collector’s pieces will add a subtle touch of the African bush to your home.
Light up your home
Palmy Living Founder Cara-Ann Potgieter believes that designing your home is more than just the sum of its parts; it’s about setting an ambience and a tone. Lighting is a key element when it comes to curating your home and creating that atmosphere.
Lighting sets a mood
Make sure you select the right lighting by looking at form and function. When setting the mood, you should consider the shapes of the light, the shadows, the extent of light and, of course, the colour of the lamp design. It all helps to create a specific atmosphere. Add more atmosphere by adding candles to your room lighting.
Lighting gives dimension to your room
In a room, we need to have elements that create space and dimension. When we include lamps and hanging pendants, these elements lend interesting dimensions to your room.
Lighting provides interesting focus areas. A room should have various focal points that draw the eye and create areas of interest. When we have a home that focuses on different neutral shades, these focus points become more important. So then, you’ll be looking for texture, height, and shades of the same colour.
Palmy Living Lighting Tips
Look at heights. Lighting at various heights creates interesting focal points. However, when you have an open plan design, keep the lighting from the roof the same height. You can create dimensions by adding lamps and even candles for interest.
Select the right colour. Create a core colour palette for your home. This will help you to develop rooms that complement each other. You can then select lights that fall within your chosen colour palette.
Keep it interesting yet consistent. While shapes, colours and contours can add interesting features to your lighting, keep some consistency. This can be done in either style, trend and/or colour.
Choose the right bulbs. Make sure your lighting is soft and the right colour for your room. Do you like a white light, or do you want to create a mood with warmer yellow lights? You can also get interesting bulbs that become a feature element to your light. Large bulbs with interesting wiring also bring an element of design into your home.
With shades and forms, you need to keep in mind how the shape of the shade or light will look in your room. Where will it be placed? Shapes can offer interesting features to your home. Find lighting with different shapes and sizes to create a beautifully designed space.
Palmy Living Lighting Range
The Sculptural River Lamp
Made with textured ceramic in natural colour with a Vietnamese-inspired lamp shade in off-white. This piece is a stand-out in our collection and one of our proudest creations to date. This large lamp boasts feminine shapes and a beautiful tall structure that will make a swoon-worthy impact.
The Sculptural Baobab Lamp
These beautiful lamps truly are functional art at its best. Carefully dreamed up and designed by the talented Maria Magdalena Atelier and created by Palmy Living in collaboration with ceramic artist Corinne de Haas, this item is truly a Proudly South African collector’s piece. With a limited production run, these lamps will be the perfect conversational piece in your modern home.
The African Baobab tree inspires the textured base.
The Palmy Living AfriScandi lamp is the perfect synthesis of modern African design and Scandinavian influence. Made from steel, contemporary high-quality cable and covered with premium rattan webbing, this bold piece features a big lampshade designed to make a statement on its own or to highlight a reading corner.
For more information, visit www.palmyliving.com.