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Bringing you light on the dark nights!

Bringing you light on the dark nights!

A workspace that is aesthetically pleasing means that the space’s physical qualities make inhabitants feel good. In a workspace, that ‘feels-good’ it helps to encourage a faster pace and higher quality of work.  In the current climate most of us have experienced working from home, it has become the norm and it will most certainly continue for the near future. Perhaps even continue long after Covid is behind us all.  We’ve all seen just how achievable working from home really is!  Do we in fact need to go to an office anymore?  With this in mind, looking like the home office is here to stay, investing right now is a wise idea! 

This second lockdown is also especially hard due to the dark nights.  I don’t know about you but come 3pm all the lights are on in the house!  If only we could say that by 3pm our working day is done!  Not the case and most of us continue working into the evening.  Lighting at this time of year is very important in creating a cosy home.  With all the challenges we face, lighting is also imperative to be able to continue to work efficiently!  Who’s to say that it just has to do the job, it needs to look the part too.  Here are our recommendations for great lighting for your home offices, this time of year…  

Desk with the fritz hansen Kaiser Idell Table lamp - Special Edition  

Lighting at this time of year is very important in creating a cosy home.  With all the challenges we face, lighting is also imperative to be able to continue to work efficiently!

The Ferm Living Arum Table Lamp.  The Arum Table Lamp is made from solid marble and steel. The heavy base is in contrast to gentle light weight lampshade which is suspended from the curved arch. The shade is organically shaped reminiscent of a leaf. The inside of the shade is off-white providing a soft, evenly distributed light that can be adjusted to ensure optimal light conditions in all situations.  So even if your home office becomes obsolete, this is a great choice that can be used as a bedside lamp or situated in a living room and be very useable there too.

Ferm Living Arum Table Lamp

https://funktionalley.com/lighting/table-lights/arum-table-lamp.html

It’s currently available in two colours.

Ferm Living Arum Table Lamp on the plant box

Our next suggestion is the Fritz Hansen Kaiser Idell Table lamp - Special Edition and is very much a classic design.  The Kaiser Idell lamp was designed in 1931 by Christian Dell. Today, it is recognised around the world as an icon of Bauhaus design and an example of the movement’s versatile, minimalist designs that still feel modern and current. Christian Dell designed lamps Gebr. Kaiser & Co. The first catalogue was launched in 1936 in which the table lamp model 6631 Luxus appeared for the first time. “idell” is a reference to the word idea and his last name, Dell. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, Fritz Hansen releases the Kaiser Idell Luxus in brass, and matt black, the brass is untreated so in time the lamp’s brass details will gain a natural patina making each light unique.

designed in 1931 by Christian Dell. Today, it is recognised around the world as an icon of Bauhaus design

Fritz Hansen Kaiser Idell Table lamp easy grey on a desk

https://funktionalley.com/lighting/table-lights/kaiser-idell-limited-edition.html

This is perfect for that little corner in your home that you’ve carved out to work in!  Why not make every inch of your home stylish, spending so much time here right now, it is most certainly worth the investment!

If you’re looking for lighting that is more modern, perhaps the whole family will use this space not just for the office, but the kids will need the space for homework and study, the Muuto Tip Table Lamp would probably work best for you.  The Tip Desk Lamp from Muuto is characterised by the tip of the lamps head, with small grooves, which emphasises the design. Available in four colours, black, white, olive and a stylish copper brown, this desk lamp is ideal for any workspace.  Dimmable LED light adds to the overall delicate appearance, with rounded edges and matt finish.  This won’t overshadow any other design in the room, just enhance and illuminate!  Certainly, needed right now!

Muuto Tip Table Lamp in white on an oak desk

https://funktionalley.com/lighting/table-lights/muuto-tip-lamp.html

The last offering on our list of great lighting is the Northern Birdy Table Light.  The Northern (formally Northern Lighting) has been a collection that Funktion Alley have worked with for many years and their collection of lights are specifically designed for mood lighting and natural inspired designs. Every piece is inspired by the unique Nordic nature, culture and society, as well as the beautifully unique natural light.  On these oh so dark nights, bring on that natural light and lets all get some vitamin d into our homes, we all are very much in need of this at the moment to improve our state of mind.  In these challenging times, we need all the help we can get!

Northern Birdy Table Light in Black

https://funktionalley.com/lighting/table-lights/birdy-table-light.html

The Birdy light by Northern is a re launch of the classic light series designed in 1952 by modernist designer Birger Dahl. It was a much-loved Norwegian classic and in 1954 was awarded the Golden Medal at the Milan Triennale. The series consists of a floor, table and wall lights. Northern Lighting have worked closely with the originals and the Birger family to recreate Birdy maintaining its original shape, and functionality.  This lighting design also comes in a range of colours for all room designs and decor.

Darks nights don’t have to be dark times!  Bring some light into your home, make your space beautiful, whilst been practical.

Darks nights don’t have to be dark times!  Bring some light into your home, make your space beautiful, whilst been practical.  These times won’t last folks, but beautiful décor will!  Stay safe, stay strong, we’re all in this together and team Funktion Alley will continue to provide you all you need to make your home beautiful, no matter how challenging the times!

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