Lightyears is one of our favourite Scandinavian lighting brands. Their fantastic modern interpretations of everyday lighting products are suitable for a whole range of projects from domestic schemes to contract lighting.
They have a glorious range of pendant fittings, the most recognisable being the Caravaggio. It comes in a range of sizes, P0, P1, P2, P3 and P4. The Caravaggio P0 pendant is the smallest version with a diameter of 110m. The largest is the Caravaggio P4 pendant with a diameter of 400mm. It comes in high gloss white and black with a red, grey or black cord and in an Opal version with a silver cord. The depth of the shade prevents glare, creating a soft lighting effect. The shade comes in a variety of sizes.
The pendants have been used in a number of high profile commercial lighting projects including Nike Town, Royal Scottish Academy for Music and Drama, The Hummingbird Bakery and New York’s Dean and DeLuca.
The success of the high gloss Caravaggio’s led to the development of the matt finishes in white, light grey and dark grey. The Caravaggio’s designer, Cecilie Manz’s love of grey has provided a timeless solution to suit pretty much all settings. It is a fantastic example of classic Scandinavian design. The Matt grey Caravaggio is an industrial looking pendant, which works well against a range of wall treatments. From single pendants in living rooms to multiple pendants for a chandelier effect in full height stairwells. The Caravaggio has also been specified for break-out spaces and meeting rooms in office environments. It is, as Lightyears rightly say…. a future classic.
The Caravaggio Opal is another take on the same shape. Again available in the P0, P1, P2, P3, P4 sizes the Caravaggio Opal is a glass shade which gives out a soft dimmed light – it is the best pendant for the lounge, or for areas where more evocative lighting is required. It comes with a silver textile cord to complete the look.
At the Stockholm Furniture and Lighting Fair 2013, Lightyears unveiled the Caravaggio wall light – available currently in black and white. Suitable as a bedside light or a desk light, the Caravaggio wall light gives a direct, soft, and targeted light, while elegantly shielding the light source.
Lightyears also do some great stand-out fittings like the Calabash and the Pharaoh. If you’re looking to make a statement – these are the shades for you.