Special Lights news

 

 FEBRUARY, 2013
SPECIAL LIGHTS DESIGN SERVICES PROJECT & PRODUCTS FEATURED IN AUSTRALIAN HOME IDEAS MAGAZINE

The current issue of Australian Home Ideas magazine features a recent project that our Design Services team were fortunate enough to be a part of. Working with the Minosa Design team from concept through to implementation ensured a quality result exceeding client expectations.      

A few of the products used in this project were;

Reflect by Steng Licht is extremely versatile and can be turned, tilted, and angled to practically any position. The clever way the cable is threaded means it can be quickly and easily adjusted to any height. Fabric covered cable, available in five different colours, provides the finishing touch.

UFO by Studio Italia Design is a suspended pendant for diffused lighting effect. With a white frame and inner polished white diffuser, the outer diffuser is composed of a series of acrylic elements. Available in two sizes and three different colours: gold, silver and white.

Optimal by Steng Licht is a down light range that can recessed or surface mounted and features an adapter for precise positioning of the Optimal anti-glare, decorative glass or porcelain reflectors. Available as either halogen or LED this product was nominated for a German Design Award in 2013. 

 

 

JUNE, 2013
SPECIAL LIGHTS AT SYDNEY INDESIGN

We are proud to announce the Australian launch of French brand Artuce at this year’s Sydney Indesign, as well as the exclusive launches of new design collections from our Italian & German lighting partners.

Artuce is the result of several years of collaboration with leading French designers, such as Philippe Nigro and Patrick Norguet, and has been described by creator Christian Lombardet as the “haute couture” brand of French lighting company, Roger Pradier. Their range of lighting objects is both curious and elegant, combining the century-old know-how of Roger Pradier with striking designs and the latest generation LEDs.

From Studio Italia Design of Italy, exciting new ranges will be launched, including the bold, sculptured forms of the spherical Kelly collection.

Masiero of Italy impresses again, with original design concepts incorporating new LED technology and eco-friendly materials, such as natural oak. Also on show for the first time are the purist designs of Michael Raasch who has recently partnered with Steng Licht of Germany. 

Click here to register your attendance at the 2013 Sydney Indesign.  We look forward to seeing you there!

                   

                   

 

 

 

 

FEB, 2013
NORDLUX FEATURES IN THE LATEST VOGUE LIVING & INSIDE OUT MAGAZINES

Our fantastic new Danish range Nordlux has been causing a stir in the design community, appearing in Vogue Living and Inside Out publications in the same month!

The Anniversary pendant is showcased to stunning effect in the Renovation section of the March edition of Inside Out magazine.

Anniversary

The torqouise Funk pendant makes a bright impact in the Pavement section of the March edition of Vogue Living.

Funk 27

For more info on these products, click here to see the Nordlux range on our website.

 

 

 

FEB, 2013
THE BELCOUR AT THE CLOCK HOTEL

The popular Belcour outdoor wall light from Roger Pradier of France has recently featured at the iconic Clock Hotel in Surry Hills to stunning effect.  A timeless design with elegant lines, the Belcour light is well suited to many architectural styles, including the laid back and eclectic decor of the Clock Hotel. 

This fitting is not only pleasing to the eye, but is also relied upon to cast broad and bright light onto porches, balconies and walkways.  

The Belcour comes in 18 different powdercoat colours with a 25 year guarantee against oxidation. 

Roger Pradier is a French market leader of exterior lights.  Practical and ground breaking, their full range encompasses contemporary and traditional style lights with a level of quality that is second to none.  Click here to preview their range.

 

 

 

 

NOV, 2012
SIMPLY STUNNING

Every now and again, a product is launched which takes our breath away.  Our lighting partner Studio Italia Design has done it again, twice in one go, with the release of the Kelly and Nuvola pendants.

The Kelly

The Kelly is the ultimate in decorative design for traditional and contemporary spaces.  The design of the all white pendant is both strong and delicate.  The organic cut out pattern gives the impression of lightness while the solid canopy grounds the eye and provides a sense of balance for viewing pleasure.  The Kelly pendant comes in two sizes.  For more information on the Kelly, click here.

The Nuvola

Designed by the award winning Denis Santachiara, the cloud like Nuvola pendant adds a whimsical and unique touch to an interior space.  The design is light and textural and sure to turn heads.  The Nuvola pendant comes in a variety of sizes.  For more information on the Nuvola, click here.

Both pendant series are fantastic lighting options for those who wish to add a unique and original feature to their home or business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUG, 2012
INTRODUCING NORDLUX - Effortless Danish Style

We are proud to present our latest brand Nordlux, a stunning range that captures the effortless Danish style.

Designed by a select group of Nordic designers, Nordlux is a breath of fresh air and ever so desirable.  This beautiful collection features pendants, table lamps, wall lights and exteriors.

If you would like to be amongst the first in Australia to own this well priced range, stock will be arriving mid September and we are currently accepting forward orders.

To see the fittings online, click here or click here to see the Nordlux catalogue.

 

MAY, 2012
SPECIAL LIGHTS AT DESIGNEX 

May is an exciting time for us as we anticipate the arrival of Austalia's leading design and architecture event, designEx.  This year marks our fourth affiliation with the trade only event.

We look forward to showcasing our latest and most stunning range of products from our signature European brands Studio Italia Design and Roger Pradier.  Studio Italia Design combines crisp, decorative design with superb engineering to create innovative lighting for residential and commercial interiors.  The lighting fixtures are designed, produced and assembled in Italy with the highest levels of quality and attention to detail.  Roger Pradier is the leading French brand for exterior lights and they are renowned for using innovative, mobile design and stimulating colours in their extensive range of contemporary and traditional lights.  Their lighting fixtures are designed to withstand both the passing of time and weather conditions, with an impressive 25 year warranty on all powder-coated surfaces.

This is a once a year opportunity to make the most of this key event, where you not only get to speak to experts on how to create perfect lighting solutions, but also have access to an amazing range of European architectural and decorative lights, including sneak peeks of new products not yet launched in the Australian market.

Our experienced staff will be on hand to discuss lighting questions, trends, or provide advice in general.

designEx will take place at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on 14 to 16 May.  For more information, go to their website http://www.designex.info/

Looking forward to seeing you there!

STUDIO ITALIA DESIGN

 ROGER PRADIER

 

  

 

MARCH, 2012
AFFORDABLE ITALIAN LUXURY 

There has never been a better time to purchase Italian manufactured decorative lights!  From March 1st the RRPs of the entire Studio Italia Design range have been reduced by 15-25%

                  

With over half a century of history and experience, Studio Italia Design has established itself amongst the oldest and most prestigious lighting companies in Italy. Based in Venice, the company prides itself in being able to marry the ageless art of Murano glasswork to light sources and metals creating extraodinary light fittings that retain contemporary style whilst keeping timeless values. 

Our stunning range include the striking 'UFO' pendant (pictured above) which was $3,999 RRP, now $2,990 RRP (click here for more info).  The popular 'Hide' downlight (also pictured) was $249 RRP, now $199 RRP (click here for more info).

  







JUL, 2011

SATURDAY IN DESIGN 2011

Special Lights is excited to announce our involvement in Saturday in Design for 2011, taking place in Sydney on  the 19th and 20th of August. Our newly renovated showroom will be transformed into a gallery to show off the hottest new lighting products and trends from our European manufacturers.

For the Saturday open day we're planning a celebration to welcome Masiero into our stable of brands. In the morning we'll be serving up le dolce vita with a selection of yummy pastries and barista coffee courtesy of Nespresso. In the afternoon we'll be picking up the pace with wood-fired pizza's and Italian wines. 

It's going to be a great event and we can't wait to see you all there. Check out the Saturday in Design 2011 website for all the details. Be quick, only three weeks to go!








Dec, 2010
MASIERO ARRIVES

The most exciting new thing Italian to hit Sydney, Special Lights is proud to offer Masiero to the Australian Market. Combining a history of classic forms and traditional techniques with the most contemporary ideas and designs. Masiero interweaves, overlaps and exceeds classic style with its range of chandeliers and decorative lighting.


The chandelier re-invented for the 21st century, the Eva chandelier (pictured top left) mixes a pared back post-modern aesthetic with the warmth and serenity of hand turned wood and laquered metal. This combination of modern design and traditional materials plays out again and again across the entire Masiero range. Old world luxury, think silk organza shades, delicate porcelain flowers and glimmering swarovski crystals, set the stage for lighting that makes a statement.


Click here for more information about specific Masiero products or download the PDF catalogues from the links below.


 -  Collection Masiero - Contemporary (9.3MB)
 -  Collection Emme Pi Light - Tradition Updated (44MB)
 -  Collection Ottocento - Classic & Grand (7.6MB)

RP195


 
 November, 2011.

VIVE LA FRANCE -  Roger Pradier 

Celebrate summer with Roger Pradier's range of stylish outdoor lights. Embodying the French joie de vivre, contemporary design is already classic for this 100 year old firm. Lights such as the Brick and the new RP195 (pictured) are setting new standards in outdoor lighting. Available in what seems like every colour of the rainbow these products can be tailored to suit the most adventurous of tastes. To top it all off is Roger Pradier's fierce commitment to quality, all powdercoated aluminium comes with a 25 year warranty against oxidation*. Come in and see this amazing product for your self, new ranges in our Surry Hills showroom or click here to view online.


*Conditions apply - ask us for details.



may, 2010
NEW DESIGNS FROM STUDIO ITALIA DESIGN 


Drawing on more than 60 years experience, Studio Italia Design offer the best in Italian design, innovation and production.


From Russian Designer Dima Loginoff, comes the unique "Curl" collection. The design is based around a simple ribbon-like concept, with strands of lacquered steel being beautifully woven into the forms of traditional light shades and structures.


Available in pendants, table lamps and floor lamps, the transparent nature of the fittings produce decorative twisted shadows on adjacent surfaces.

The Curl collection is currently featured on the http://habitusliving.com/ site.

 


11 august, 2009
FRESH PRODUCE FOR SATURDAY IN DESIGN

It was a fantastic day and feedback from many designers, architects and exhibitors has been extremely positive.

As the excitement of August 1 fades into the background, we remind you of the awesome new European lighting brands and products we launched to the Australian design and architectural community that day – Hopefully delivering on our theme of ‘Fresh Produce’.

- Studio Italia Design is a leading Italian manufacturer with new 2009 products displayed

- Luce & Light is one of the fastest growing European LED manufacturers with a huge product range  of superior quality

<- Steng porcelain lighting has a unique translucent glow unlike anything else available

- Roger Pradier French outdoor lighting provides a sophisticated designer alternative in exteriors

- Design Services is a new option available to you when you want full end-to-end service

Towards the back of the showroom we had the guys from 2010 Productions mixing up fresh fruit frappe's and then Cosmo's and Daiquiri cocktails flowed later on in the afternoon, Delicious pastries and pizza were also on offer for a light meal, 
All designers and architects received a summary info pack from us when leaving which provided an outline of some of the products and services we offer.  

A great day was had by all!

 
1st august, 2009
SHOWROOM REFURBISHMENT - ROUND 2

As official participants at this years Saturday InDesign we decided to import and launch 3 new exciting brands. To allow these new lines to be displayed in our showroom successfully, we had to undergo another large refit and were able to capture the real essence these brands portray.
Our outdoor area received the most change with Roger Pradier and RP Design taking up the majority of the space. Working with the bright colours of RP's ranges we were able to produce an area easily accessible and eyecatching to say the least.
Keeping in line with our 'clutter free' look and feel, we were able to display much more product by installing additional 'bays' and keeping product separated by brand.
Studio Italia Design has taken the front position, and Luce & Light to the left as you enter the showroom in Surry Hills. The outdoor area is toward the back of the showroom and the Murano Venetian Glass Chanderliers are not far away!
 
August 2009
Special Lights Launches Studio Italia Design

Special Lights, one of Sydney’s leading lighting businesses, is set to launch renowned Italian lighting brand Studio Italia Design.  

Studio Italia Design is a premier designer and producer of decorative and technical lighting fixtures targeting the architectural and designer markets.

Based in Venice, Italy, the company is known worldwide for its high quality lighting systems and innovative design creations. All products are designed, produced, assembled and packed directly by Studio Italia Design ensuring the highest levels of quality and attention to detail.

Studio Italia Design range of products will be available from Special Lights via its website and Sydney-based showroom from August 2009.  

 
August 2009
the pinnacle of led outdoor lighting

LED was yesterday. IvyLight© by IP44 launches a new range of LED outdoor lamps. For the first time, they give off light that is just as brilliant as that of classic halogen lamps. With this new technology IvyLight© has holistically coordinated colour, temperature and chip management. 
IvyLight© only use LED's with the highest available efficiency and natural light colour, which means they can guarantee a constant, brilliant light with an output of 65 lumen/watt in the warm white range.
IvyLight© not only helps to save resources but also lasts at least 15 times longer than halogen lamps, so that every IvyLight© lamp protects your budget as well as the climate.
Special Lights is set to showcase these new generation LED's in July.



July/August 2009
Saturday Indesign

Special Lights has been invited to appear in this years Australasian Premier Design Event.
Saturday in Design is an annual trade event for the design community, taking place on alternate years in Sydney and Melbourne.
It involves Australia's premier designer furniture, finishes, fixtures and lighting showrooms opening their doors on a Saturday to allow architects, designers, students and design-savvy members of the public to enjoy the product they specify, in a showroom environment.
Saturday in Design has traditionally been an opportunity for local and international products from hundreds of reputed brands to be launched to thousands of members of the design community in one day.



December, 2008
showroom refurbishment - round 1
 
 

 Special Lights has recently undergone an extreme make-over.

Our vision was to create a unique customer experience which differs from other showrooms in Australia.  We took input from customers and our experienced design team to create a much improved shopping and browsing opportunity. There were 3 key principles we set out to deliver in our refurbishment:

1) Remove the cluttered feel often found in some lighting retail displays

2) Display an extensive range of product with realistic backgrounds and settings

3) Deliver a non-threatening comfortable browsing environment

Completed mid November, we are very proud of the finished result. There are bays of products which are themed by brand or function for simple choice and comparison. It is easy and practical for our team to assist customers quickly by demonstrating solutions.
Special Lights offers a variety of European brands with products spanning architectural lighting to decorative hand-made glass lamps. We also carry a vast offering of supplementary brands and products to cater to all budgets.

Come in and see the new Special Lights showroom for yourself.

 
September, 2008

GOLD AND SILVER LEAF HAS JUST ARRIVED!!

This unique finish is the latest trend coming out of Europe.

Our first samples have landed on the shores! . These ranges are the first to feature genuine gold and sterling silver leaf fused to the inside of the glass to give a truly luxurious finish, creating a statement piece and focal point for any room.

With the unique range covering everything from small micro pendants,  wall lights, barrel pendants to even large 800mm long rectangle pendants, these pieces are sure to turn any room into a spectacle your visitors will envy.

 

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LATEST LED PRODUCTS FROM GERMANY

Special lights is proud to present the new LED range from Steng of Germany. This range features stunning and innovative lighting designs that are very energy efficient and durable.  Key features include Premium LED diodes that emit high light output and colour rendering qualities.  

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