‘Do not tell me how to spend my money.’
if you’re sensing a little client/architect tension in that snippet of a recent conversation, you’d be bang on.
Yes, we’ve reached the critical financial planning stage of our home project and, let’s say, there’s a divergence of opinion on what’s ‘critical’ expenditure.
My architect is trying to impose serious budget constraints on my lighting aesthetic and, whilst I hear him, I’ve gotta say, ‘That budget’s blown, baby.’
Luckily, for our ongoing relationship, as I get closer to this project happening, I am increasingly drawn to the austere, simple and beautiful in lighting design, like the Slab and Float pendants and wall sconces that you see here, all by Articolo Lighting.
From the About Articolo page:
Australian design studio Articolo has explored ‘the art of light’ through handcrafted artisanal lighting pieces since 2012.
Founded by celebrated designer Nicci Green, Articolo’s lighting collections explore the unique individuality and subtle differences intrinsic to mouth blown glass coupled with a timeless design aesthetic. When lit, these sophisticated forms cast unique patterns and movements that reflect an unparalleled shadow play of light unique to Articolo.
Based in Melbourne, Articolo interprets its European design influences through an Australian sensibility, honestly and playfully uniting craftsmanship and materiality.
“When something is made by hand, you can feel the soul that went into it” says Green.
I love the Drunken Green of the Slab pendant and Sconce but so many exquisite colours to choose from …
Billion dollar bling: out.
Sleek, chic, expensive but not budget-busting lighting investment: right on.
Articolo Lighting – click across to see their full range.
Smiles 🖤 (from me and my architect).
All image credits copyright: Articolo Lighting.