Standfirst: Attention to detail is one way in which hand-crafted lighting excels over high-street options. This week on the Blog of Light, we examine the finer points of popular product in our Storm collection…
Exuding excellence and elegance, The Light Yard’s Storm collection is painstakingly hand-crafted, with the utmost attention paid to every offering – from its unique silk shades to its coordinating accessories.
In fact, the high-specification range offers quality that is a vast step away from the nearest high street lighting options, and this isn’t just down to the originality of the designs (though it certainly helps!). What else sets the collection apart? The answer must be the wealth of delightful details to be found throughout.
Hand-dyed silk: the red onion drum shade
The Storm collection’s red onion hand-dyed silk drum shade features silk that has been specially treated with locally-sourced red onion skins, bundled around iron in a fascinating dying process which yields flourishes of natural colours and patterns. For those searching a look that is utterly organic and naturally unique, this particular drum shade cannot be outdone.
Each shade is characterised by the flowing nature of its patterns, achieving a look that is both daring and unpredictable, but completely consistent in its progressions of earthy colour tones and well-suited to a range of décor stylings, from minimalist to sumptuous.
Although the silk is dyed through an all-natural process, the shades are particularly resilient and keep their vibrancy season after season. The drum, which can be used either as a pendant or on a lamp base, is available in three sizes, as well as styled into a three-shade pendant light featuring shades suspended at varying heights to dramatic and beautiful effect.
Inner glow: the blue stripe cone lamp shade
Let’s take a closer look at the blue stripe cone lamp shade, a piece that can instantly transform a room into a warm and inviting space. The exterior of blue, grey and black stripe wood veneer elegantly contrasts with the luminescent, high-quality gold lining of its interior, smartly combined with gold fabric trim to create a stunning result.
The metallic inner lining helps to add a touch of glamour and can create a unified look as it coordinates with other metallic accents placed around the room. If you plan to use the shade as a pendant, a matching ceiling rose and 2mtrs braided cable are included (see below for more on these exciting accessories).
Manufactured from fast-growing trees like poplar, the exterior veneers used in the Storm collection are FSC approved and highly sustainable. An eco-friendly, water-based finish seals the shades in a satin protective coating, making them strong, easy-to-clean and affording them with exceptional longevity.
Meticulously hand-crafted: the Artisan abstract table lamp
An eye-catching number, the Artisan abstract lamp exemplifies the exacting standards of the expert craftsman. The lamp distinguishes itself in three areas prized here at The Light Yard: sculptural elegance, high quality materials and remarkable eco-credentials.
Constructed from walnut with figured sycamore trim, the table lamp’s intricate pattern of wood formations is made via a meticulous process; its components are individually cut by hand and finished with handmade Artisan wooden fittings. It’s a traditional, time-consuming affair, but the resulting product is well worth the effort.
The lamp is also highly customisable: an ivory silk Tasar drum shade tops it off, or you can opt for a black silk shade with gold lining. Prefer a floor-standing version or specific veneer combinations? Speak with a member
of The Light Yard team about sizing options, high gloss finish and other modifications – we can create a bespoke piece around your specifications.
Thoughtful accessories: ceiling rose, antique brass holder and fabric flex
A craftsman is someone who looks not just at the lamp or shade, but at the overall presentation of the piece. That’s why each product in the Storm collection comes with a high-quality fabric flex, braided to give it texture so it’s nicer to look at and nicer to touch.
Also included is an antique brass holder.
Plus, you can choose a ceiling rose that is specially designed to match your chosen veneer – another level of customisation our clients love. They tell us it helps to present the light as a single unit, and transforms what was ‘just a ceiling rose’ into a feature of their décor.
Here at The Light Yard, we know that stylish lighting isn’t just about which shade you choose… it’s about how the light and its accessories work as an overall unit, and how each element of your lighting scheme plays its part within the surrounding décor. We never overlook the little things because, after all, the delight is in the details.