Blog: The Smell of Success
January 25, 2013,
As anyone in the design field knows, inspiration can come from anywhere, even perfume bottles--as some lighting vendors proved at the recent Dallas International Lighting Market.
From designer Dennis Beard, LBL Lighting's Lola bath fixture was influenced by mid-century French perfume bottles and was one of the most popular LBL products at the show--so much so that it will be extended to other fixtures. Lola features five clean, opal-glass shapes, each topped with a decorative crystal detail, which rest on a frosted glass shelf.
The sleek, modern Parfum Grande pendant from Tech Lighting consists of separate top and bottom handblown glass pieces, which come in a number of color choices to mix and match. The top pieces are available in white, transparent smoke and clear glass, and the bottom pieces in white, smoke, transparent smoke and clear. Measuring 28.5 inches, the pendant offers the lamping options of incandescent Squirrel Cage Edison or Baby Plumen compact fluorescent. A smaller Parfum low-voltage pendant of 11 inches is also available.
If the semi-flush fixture from Hudson Valley Lighting takes one back to the turn of the century, that's because it is based on the designs made famous by French glass designer Rene Lalique. Called Paris, it's available in aged brass and polished nickel finishes and measures 14 inches deep.
Dale Tiffany's Favrile art glass collection continues to grow, and at this Dallas market, it added to its decorative perfume bottle group with four individual pieces and a set of two.-Andrea Lillo