Decorative lighting - Trends in Contemporary Sculpture We Won’t Be Emulating

Decorative lighting can complement the décor of an interior space, perhaps even providing a distinctive focal point, while also serving a very practical function. That’s especially true here at Sculpta Lights, where many of our interior lighting designs are inspired by contemporary sculptures.

From contemporary chandeliers, like our Sputnik Contemporary Chandelier from Waverly, to designer lighting like our 46-inch LED Pendant Light from Pavi, or our https://sculptalights.com/shop/bedroom/63-inch Floor Lamp from Apex with its mod vibe, the modern interior lighting options we offer make a real statement.

Contemporary Sculpture Trends

Of course, when we talk about the sculptural influences on our designer home lighting fixtures, we are referring to styles like minimalism, pop and modernism. It would be hard to imagine how some of the Remarkable Recent Sculptures showcased by the editors at Artspace could inspire decorative lighting.

For example, MARCELO CIDADE’s Imóvel, 2004, which features 61 concrete breezeblocks stacked in a grocery store cart, made the list.  “As well as borrowing from the language of Minimalism, the sculpture evokes the Modernist tower blocks in the artist’s home city of São Paulo,” the editors at Artspace say. “As the work’s title suggests, the [grocery cart] has been rendered useless, made immobile (imóvel) by the sheer weight bearing down on it. Concrete is a recurring material in the young Brazilian artist’s work, alluding to the wave of utopian Modernist architecture that promised to transform so many Latin American cities, yet arguably failed to deliver.”

The work is compelling, but it might not translate well into contemporary lighting design.

The same could be said for JOANA VASCONCELOSLilicoptère, 2012. “For this sculpture, Vasconcelos adorned a Bell 47 helicopter with ostrich feathers and thousands of rhinestones. Its lavish interior is further bedecked with intricate woodwork, sumptuous gilding, and embroidered upholstery,” Artspace says. “Inspired by the opulent surroundings of the Palace of Versailles, France, where it was first exhibited, Vasconcelos’s work draws on the grand aesthetics of the Ancien Régime, speculating the type of motorized vehicle that Marie Antoinette might enjoy were she alive today. Such extravagant and witty projects are typical of the Lisbon-based artist, who de-contextualizes and subverts commonplace objects, investing them with new meanings.”

You may not have room in your home for a feather-bedecked helicopter, but you will find an extensive selection of contemporary light fixtures that will add an artistic flair to any interior here at Sculpta Lights.