The new luminary fixtures impress not only with their innovative light, but also with their color. Colored glass lampshades are at the peak of popularity. They amaze with the beauty of gradients and shades, picturesque pattern and complexity of manufacturing. Many lamps resemble multi-colored lollipops or chewing gum bubbles.
Another trend is the sculptural minimalist form of these fixtures, the clear geometry of brutalism and simple planes. Companies are re-issuing the best of post-war design – lamps signed by Joe Colombo or the Castiglioni brothers.
LEDs give designers the opportunity to change the light source: now it is not balls or disks that glow, but the wires themselves and the contours of the object.
A variety of light sources for each room are in fashion. There are more and more varieties of sconces and wall lamps that give spot local illumination. Ceramics and concrete, stone and minerals are the new “old” materials for interior lighting.