Beacon Lighting has been a household name in Australian lighting since opening their doors in Melbourne in 1967 and to this day they remain Australia’s leading lighting retailer with over 100 stores across the country.
I was lucky enough to attend the launch event for their ‘Designer Collection’ which was hosted by the super talented and lovely Jenna Densten, who you would know from two series of The Block. The event was a beautifully designed and elegant luncheon, held at the renowned Botanical in South Yarra, where we mingled with inspiring stylists, bloggers and interior designers to take in the exquisite new collection.
In between the delicious food courses we had the opportunity to have a ‘conversation’ focused around lighting trends, Beacon’s new collection, what we personally like and dislike about lighting and how we feel lighting changes the mood of a space and creates a warmth like no other product can.
The designer collection by Beacon is everything you want it to be – modern and so on trend! They have a super minimalist and matte black range that is so me, I want it all! A timber range that is natural and effortlessly chic, a collection that has an art deco vibe with aging brass and tinted glass and the super gorgeous Scandinavian inspired range that works so well in all spaces.
Beacon sees lighting as one of the most crucial design decisions, and they are so right! Lighting zones spaces and adds visual interest; for example, by using a pendant over your dining room table you are creating a moody and intimate atmosphere for your diners and when you add a lamp on a side table in your lounge room and turn off your down lights you effortlessly create a feeling of warmth and are cocooning your space in warm ambient light.
Not only do Beacon travel the world in search of the latest styles, trends and innovations so you can have the very best and most up-to date designs at your fingertips, they are also 100% committed to the environment and endeavour to continually offer their customers the most advanced and energy efficient solutions available.
At the event I was super lucky to receive the Liam 1 Light Table Lamp in Concrete which I absolutely LOVE! I was desperately in need of the perfect lamp for the end of my entertainment unit and had been struggling with what to put there as it’s in a corner and I didn’t want a traditional ‘lamp looking lamp’ for the space, and a floor lamp wouldn’t have worked as I have a beautiful fiddle leaf fig there in the corner which gives the space height– and then BOOM, Liam Table Lamp changed my life!
To me it’s more of a decorative piece than a lamp, it has a touch of concrete which matches my interior aesthetic of natural materials and the glass detail ensures its beautiful soft light radiates out when it’s turned on in the evenings… the lesson here is ‘get out of your interior design comfort zone and you will be surprised at how much you love it!’