Interior Design: Ebb & Flow meets Arts & Crafts
Can on-trend Scandi lighting blend with traditional British character?
Eminent Cheshire-based Hannah Barnes Designs were appointed by the owners of this beautiful Edwardian family house to suggest an interior design makeover. Given the house’s South Manchester conservation area location, the design brief required that Hannah’s updates in the internal design theme to reflect the life of a busy modern family should also remain sympathetic with its original Arts and Crafts style.
Lute – mouth-blown glass fittings
The heart of the house is its very attractive central staircase which also doubles as the family’s photographic art gallery. At ground floor level and at each of the two landings are three identical alcoves.
For these spaces, that are unmissable whether going up or down, Hannah Barnes invited Moonbeam Lighting to suggest a suitable, modern yet in-keeping, pendant light to gently illuminate each space as well as to provide useful light without having to have the whole staircase and landing lit up. We proposed the mouth-blown pendant LUTE by Danish lighting designers and manufacturers, Ebb & Flow to complement the rest of the interior design.
Danish or Dutch interior design?
Scandi-style, Ebb & Flow company founder and chief designer, Susanne Nielson, who is actually Dutch, says she is influenced by colours and shapes and how they work with glass and lighting. She has a foot placed firmly in the classic world of vintage glass and colours and aims to translate this into modern design classics that will also be great to look at years from now.
Susanne’s Lute pendant design comfortably meets these criteria and so was ideal for this project.
Wide colour choices
Lute is named after the medieval musical instrument whose shape it follows. It is available in 3 sizes and 16 colour combinations of glass shade, metallic highlights and fittings and ceiling rose.
Working together with Hannah Barnes and the client, three medium sized Lute pendant light in Topaz Blue glass with gold highlights and two in Rust glass with gold highlights were installed, one on each floor. We think it works – do you?
Easily update your interior design with a table lamp
Stop Press: There is also a new matching Lute table lamp base and a range of gorgeous plain and botanical shades which are very much an on trend interior design today.