Art Deco - Art Deco is a style of art in which the purpose is to be modern, stylish, and purely decorative. While many art movements are inspired by philosophical ideas, Art Deco is meant for design purposes only. Originated in the early 20th century, the style became common in commercial use, especially for companies who wanted to convey a sense of modernity. Train stations across the country adopted Art Deco styles to give an impression of technological prowess and efficiency. The style was also very popular in architecture, which have a sense of both modernity and wealth with lavish ornamental aspects.
Bohemian - Bohemian lighting is a style that plays on the normally formal look of some fixtures such as chandeliers and floor lamps and revamps it with an easy, careless, free-flowing look. The 19th century France-inspired style is evident in many vine-like fixtures where arms crisscross and overlap. The colors are often earth tones and dark metals with brighter colors splashed here and there.
Casual - Casual lighting is a very egalitarian style that tries not to draw too much attention. Many lighting fixtures that are considered “casual” are not necessarily plain, but simply tend to blend in with its surroundings. Devoid of glamorous decoration, eccentric design, or extreme time-period resemblances, a casual lighting fixture is simply simplicity.
Classic - Classic style usually denotes old-fashioned elegance. Compared to more contemporary looks, the classic look is known for its ornate decorative qualities and “timeless” aura – which usually means it looks old but still attractive. Classic lighting is almost never just a lamp and people are often drawn to classic lighting fixtures for their ability to add a sense of prestige and “class” to their space. Some of the most popular lighting fixtures with a classic look include chandeliers, floor lamps, torchieres, and wall mounts.
Contemporary - Fixtures in this category have clean geometric outlines. The inspiration for these fixtures is drawn from manufacturing/architecture and organic forms. This category has transitioned into some darker finishes and softer shapes, often referred as soft contemporary.
Country - Country style lighting has a look that harkens back to the simple days of family farms and one horse towns. The look is an art all its own as it combines a complex rustic nostalgia with a simple, honest design. Country style fixtures look great outdoors and indoors with an overall rustic design scheme. They can also add a fun contrast to more contemporary dйcors.
Crystal - Extravagance can be a synonym for the Crystal design. Chandeliers and lamp fixtures adorned with several crystal-like objects that are meant to look luxurious. Crystal chandeliers also refract light gracefully and can add a glimmering quality to any space.
Iron & Rustic - Iron & Rustic designs are known by their tin-like, time-worn look but add a homey elegance at the same time. Although they can look tough, these designs are also very comforting as they can add a feeling of simplicity to any dйcor.
Murano - Murano glass design was originated from the Venetian island of Murano, Italy. In 1291, the island became a center for glassmaking when the Venetian Republic moved their glassmaking industry there from Venice out of fear of fire to the city’s mostly wooden buildings. Today, the style is characterized by the Murano tradition which is characterized by heating a silicate glass to a liquefied state using intense heat and mixing it with chemicals that change the color and texture. Lighting fixtures made with Murano glass tend to be highly decorative and stylistically unique.
Neoclassical - Neoclassicism is a term used to describe a popular movement in art during the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe. The style was a sort of homage to the art styles of Ancient Greece and Rome, which involved heavily idealized depictions of people and places. In architecture and home dйcor, the style retains elements of grandiosity and finely detailed decorative features.
Spanish - Spanish style lighting is inspired by the Spanish colonial look of Mexico and the Southwestern United States. In architecture, this look is famous for smooth stucco walls and clay tiles and can be seen in abundance in southern California and San Francisco. In lighting, however, many fixtures with a Spanish style contain a rustic elegance with earth tone colors and a somewhat ornately disheveled decorative quality.
Tiffany - Tiffany style is inspired by the work of the American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933), who was well known for his elaborate stained glass art. During his career, Louis Comfort Tiffany built several factories and, aside from stained glass art, specialized in the production of lamps, enamels, and decorative glass objects, all of which incorporated his unique style that has since become so famous worldwide.
Traditional - Traditional design tends to forego modern sleekness and simplicity and instead relies on more time-tested elegance that serve to both serve the pragmatic function as well as a decorative function.
Transitional - Transitional design blurs the line between traditional and contemporary. The style essentially draws on both schools to come up with something noncommittal yet still fashionable. The purpose of transitional design is to accommodate almost any interior while not being bland or boring.
Tropical - Tropical design can be exotically elegant or just plain fun. Using natural design elements like wood and foliage, tropical lighting fixtures can take the shape of a palm tree or just use these elements in the form of an enchanting chandelier.