22 May 2013

The Filament Trend

Thomas Edison invented the light bulb in 1879, and they have come a long way since then. Since the rise of the LED in recent years, you would have thought the filament bulb was a distant memory. But you would be wrong!

Bar and restaurant designers across the UK and rest of the World are choosing to bring back the vintage style filament bulb, and we are loving it.

Many of our recent projects have embraced the industrial style, and the filament bulbs go hand in hand with this. For example, the Botanist in Cheshire, who have designed their restaurant's industrial lighting to perfection, from the huge garden sieve pendants to the small caged wire wall lights. All of which were finished off with the uncoated filament bulbs, which expose the perfectly imperfect glowing filament inside.

We're not quite sure why the filament bulb has suddenly gained popularity. Perhaps it is the warm, almost nostalgic ambience it creates for its environment? Or perhaps it's the fact that they can be hung low and bare as simple pendants and still make an impression?

Who knows, but for now they are huge, and Chantelle Lighting are mastering this trend.

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