Lighting Design Tips
Quoizel UST1716WT flush mount
Quoizel Union Station flush mount

One of the newest trends from the 2015 national lighting market. . . perforated metal designs!  Metallic mesh is being used on everything from lighting to furniture to accessories this year.  The metal mesh trend lends itself perfectly to vintage industrial or restoration style lighting.  Perforated metal shades are used on pendants, flush mount fixtures, and even chandeliers.  The beauty of vintage bulbs, commonly used in industrial fixtures, is allowed to shine through the transparent metal shades.

Maxim 21464NKPN chandelier
Maxim Chantilly chandelier

While you may immediately think of restoration style fixtures when you hear about the perforated metal trend, this look can also be quite elegant.  Jewelry chain draped over metal frames, as shown here on the Chantilly chandelier from Maxim Lighting, is graceful and timeless.

Uttermost 29288-1 table lamp
Uttermost Nenana table lamp

Perforated metal is also working its way into lamp designs.  As in hanging fixtures, metal mesh shades are being used in new lamp designs, but the metal trend can also be seen in lamp bases.  Whether in nickel, bronze, or chrome, the perforated metal trend is proving to be popular and versatile!

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