Hi guys. Happy Friday. If you’re looking for some fab local lighting designs to make a statement while doing what lights are supposed to do (be functional and all that) I’ve got you covered. Now when it comes to decor and accessories I’m an anything-goes-sort-of-gal. Eclectic and bohemian is my middle name (or is that two middle names?). But lighting, now that’s a different issue. Here my appreciation for carefully considered but simple design takes over and I become, well, rather critical (you don’t spend an entire career writing about, being surrounded by and studying design without being a little bit of a snob about it). I like my lighting to make a statement but not overwhelm. But I also believe for it to stand out, that lighting should subtly integrate a little something extra: be it a pop of colour to add an element of quirk to a space or a beautifully sculpted form made even more original by the materials and/or colour choices. Perfectly considered proportions (harder to get right than you would think) are, of course, a non-negotiable. In other words, it should have a personality.
The lighting offerings from Joburg design collective, MOS (Makers Of Stuff) get my most enthusiastic stamp of approval. I have kept an eye on the evolution of their work that includes furniture design, interior projects, graphic design and ceramics as well as, of course, lighting. I am especially enamoured of their pendant cones, colourful exposed bulb lamps, the modern-organic Fig, and the elegant and perfectly proportioned Dome pendant. Confident, directional and refreshing, a MOS piece is top of my wish list. See the MOS website for stockists or ordering info and to get to know their other dynamic designs.