More than a bright light – designer lights from the Red Dot Design Shop
In this section, we have put together unusually well-designed lights and other light sources for your to look at. Many of the designer lights that you can buy online here have already won the Red Dot Award for high or top design quality. This means you can rest assured that you will find what you are looking for: excellent and award-winning lighting solutions.
How you can use designer lamps to put the spotlight on your rooms
Interior design using the right lighting is an art in itself. Soft, dimmed or indirect light helps to create a harmonious and cosy atmosphere. Warm candlelight can intensify this mood. Such soft light lets our wrinkles disappear and hides smaller cosmetic flaws on walls or the dust on the floor. This light is very forgiving. But although it is beautiful, there are many other uses for which it is not sufficient.
In your light planning, you should therefore take into consideration the the fact that rooms generally need three different types of light in order to be perfect and fit for every occasion:
Ambient lighting to illuminate the whole room: these include for example ceiling lights and uplights but also bright pendant lights and wall lights. Task lighting, for example, the reading light for the bedroom, lights on the mirror used for shaving or make-up, desk lamps for working, spotlights above the cooking area or the designer lamp over the dining table. Accent lighting for highlighting individual items or pictures.
It doesn’t really matter what light source you use. Halogen lamps are well suited for spot lighting, for example for ceiling lights. LED lamps were still viewed with scepticism just a few years ago, but according to the opinion of the expert jury for the Red Dot Design Award they are now becoming more common and consistent in designer lamp designs. They give designers unbelievable design scope and have in fact helped to allow for very different lighting solutions compared to those of just a few years ago. They have also become an excellent replacement for the often sadly missed light bulb. Numerous light sources that have already won a Red Dot Award for their high design quality imitate the design of the good old light bulb but have far better properties in terms of lighting strength and energy consumption and are even suitable for use in crystal chandeliers.
If you then add a few candles or strings of lights here and there for decoration, you will have all the light you need for the evening or for the darker times of the year.
Afraid of the spotlight? With these designer lamps, there’s no need to be!
You can find a wide variety of different design lights in the Red Dot Design Shop. These include filigree pendant lamps like the organic and transformable Halogen designer lamp Omi.MGX by Materialise, the elegant Josephine M model from Koziol or the expressive T&T lamp with its crystalline shape created by designer Christophe De Ryck for the Belgian design label Dark. The range also includes RIMA from dreipuls, an LED desk lamp that can either bathe the entire workspace in a warm white light or just light a small area, depending on how far back you pull the imaginary light curtain. Used for accent lighting, this design lamp illuminates any object it shines on.
But there are also designer lamps that simply integrate their purpose. They are sculptures of light that automatically draw all eyes upon them. The Crosslight S wall light and our permanent bestseller Spacewalker Junior – both from Dark – are two lamps that certainly fall into this category. Not only do they give beautiful light, they also showcase themselves – without the slightest trace of fear of the spotlight.
Our online shop also has lovely natural light sources and lighting design accessories, for example the Oil lamps from the Lighthouse series from Menu, also perfectly suited to the outdoors, or the Elas candle holder from Royal VKB, created by Dutch designer Jorre van Ast, who won the Red Dot: Best of the Best for top design quality.
Enjoy browsing in the Red Dot Design Shop!