Four new collections from KOHLER Lighting add dimension and depth to the current product offering with designs that include chandeliers, sconces, ceiling mounts and pendants for residential and commercial applications. The new collections – Hauksbee, Vorleigh, Parohn, and Arendela – present an engaging mix to speak to a wide range of tastes and lifestyles.
Lighting has long added effect and character to interiors through its artful presence and transformative abilities, bathing a room with ambience, invitation and warmth. Rising from its utilitarian roots, statement-making lighting gained prominence in homes beginning in the 1860s where handcrafted chandeliers, sconces and tabletop designs using fine metals, crystals and blown glass were executed by gifted artists. Through the decades, as designers and artisans explored new ways to create memorable spaces, lighting also evolved to reflect the tastes and sophistication of the times, taking its rightful place within the annals of interior design.
These new collections from KOHLER Lighting pay homage to one of the most celebrated periods within 20th century design, weaving in the romance and imaginative craft of the era while incorporating individual flair and creative touches for a look that is fresh and of the moment. Complementing the forms is a distinctive range of finishes in a fashionable palette – many developed to perfectly color-match KOHLER and KALLISTA fixtures and faucets – with some selected specifically for bathroom applications.
Kohler Lighting Unveils New Forms That Span Early 20th Century Design
The Hauksbee Collection
The Hauksbee Collection reinterprets the rustic lighting of turn-of-the century industrial farms and factories. From its humble beginnings lighting the industrial spaces of the 1920s and 1930s, these utilitarian designs brought forth a creativity based in necessity that inspired the imaginative forms that comprise the Hauksbee Collection.
Smooth glass and cool metal combined with mixed metal finish options and vintage details set the stage for the remarkable series. Decorative elements include a domed metal shade with a cage detail and a ribbed glass shade that pay homage to turn-of-the-century holophane glass shades. The shades are surrounded with a metal band in a choice of a matching or contrasting metal finish with complementing metal fixtures to suspend and further enhance the collective beauty of the designs.
The Vorleigh Collection
The Vorleigh Collection takes its cues from Streamline Moderne, which was made popular in the 1930s, and transformed living spaces from railroad cars and buses to toasters and telephones. The collection also reflects elements from a vintage French Art Deco Table Lamp from a private collection that incorporated the use of metals within the design and sports a pivoting shade.
The Parohn Collection
Drawing reference to the principles of Bauhaus design and the importance of symmetry and scale, the Parohn Collection presents a lighting series of distinction. There is a sense of high style that runs throughout the collection that will translate beautifully to a range of interiors with rich finishes and decorative touches as timeless as the Parohn designs.
The Arendela Collection
Completing the new collections is Arendela, a heady collection of remarkable presence inspired by the works of 1960s designer, Vistosi, and the exquisite glassworks rendered through the art of briolette gemstone cutting. Arendela reflects that rarified style of sophistication with jewel-like, multi-faceted shades and cast metal works spanning from a strikingly singular sconce to show-stopping multi-light designs for one-of-a-kind unforgettable settings.