Lighting fixture designs nowadays appear a lot more like sculptural masterpieces. And Toronto based group of lights, Gweilo, isn’t any exception. Gweilo is an accumulation of architectural lights, caused by an effort to control and harness light. “We happen to be attempting to create light that’s light itself… this really is about getting as near to the source as you possibly can. Can light be considered a moving object? Why can’t light pool, drip, or drape?”. Also it appears they’ve been quite effective in internet marketing.
The household of luminaries seems to capture the fluid and dynamic movement of sunshine, giving an ethereal, otherworldly appeal and living as much as its name, Gweilo, meaning “white ghost” in Cantonese. The sunlight fixtures work as accents, centerpieces or dividers, and are available in a variety of five sizes XS, S, M, L, and XL.
However, the procedure behind creating these pieces are equally interesting! The lighting fixture is introduced to existence utilizing a technique known as Thermoforming, that involves custom shaping and molding optical grade acrylic sheets when they’re super hot. Just under 400 levels Celsius, the sheets are sculpted to imitate waves and curves. LEDs will be embedded inside the sheets, producing magical silhouettes that resemble sun rays of sunshine. Winning a LAMP Award in 2015 and also the AZ Award for the best Lighting Installation in 2016, the luminous hands-sculpted pieces are really a question to check out, along with a heavenly accessory for any home.
Over the past few years more and more customers are finding themselves using products that had a previous purpose. Reclaiming old wood from factories, barns and old buildings is not only practical but highly fashionable these days.
Urban living has also expanded to the outskirts of cities with old factories office buildings churches all being renovated to become housing for both high end living and sometimes more affordable options for some. The growing popularity of “STEAMPUNK” movement in art and fashion has also crossed over into the home.