Trend Alert: Exposed Wires
Exposed wires in lighting are having a moment. Twisted, tangled, knotted, or draped, wires are proudly becoming an integral part of lighting design, whereas they were traditionally carefully camouflaged. No more photoshopping wires out of shelter magazines! Keep scrolling for our favorite exposed wire moments.
Simple bulb pendants casually entangled around a brass hanging rod create a sculptural accent in this Scandinavian kitchen.
Wires of this Flos Aim Multipoint Pendant light hang unapologetically in this grandiose space, creating a dramatic focal point.
Renters, rejoice! As a result of this exposed wire trend, plug-in sconces are gaining popularity. Companies like Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. go as far as offering a selection of customized rope wires.
Another company at the forefront of the exposed wire trend is the Color Cord Company, creating exactly that: colorful pendant-light cords to showcase and display.
Wires are part of the design of this intricate tangled chandelier from Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. The braided cords are wrapped around the hand-welded brass base before hanging casually from the fixture.
“How low can you go?” is perhaps what H&M Creative Director Evelina Kravaev-Söderberg was thinking when hanging her Lightyears Orient Pendant Lights. The juxtaposition of her copper pendants with her navy sofa is truly breathtaking.
In this Scandinavian kitchen, wires are shamelessly entwined on a rod, a look sometimes referred to as a hanging light collage.
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