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​Geometric Lighting – Retro Lighting for your Home

Keep anything long enough and it’s sure to come back into style! Geometric patterns had been off our radar for such a long time, that its recent revival was inevitable. The trend is marked by the use of abstract shapes such as triangles, rectangles and squares and it seems now is their time to shine.

Geometric styles in furnishings and décor was popularised in the 1920’s and 30’s before its slow decline heading into the 40’s. Going much further back, the roots of the geometric style of art, can be found in ancient Greece. Heard of the Greek Dark Ages? Well, it is also known as the Geometric Period, to describe the period around 900 – 700 BC when the geometric style of art was thought to have originated.

Strangely, geometric designs were commonly used in funeral vases to either hold cremations or for use as grave markers. If that all sounds a bit gloomy, then fear not. In ancient Greece it was thought an abomination to mark one’s passing without a grand display and as such, these geometric vases showed that you were a respected and important person to many people.

On a lighter note, vases and jugs featuring this linear, crisp style were also notable features in Greece at grand symposiums that only admitted the aristocratic males of the time. Many of the jugs depicted scenes of men drinking or of Dionysus, the Greek God of the grape harvest and winemaking.

Bring your own touch of the Gods into your home with one of our geometric ceiling pendant lights.

A distinctive alternative to a traditional ceiling shade, this geometric shade acts as a retro focal point for your room. Paired with this season’s popular copper tone, this shade is right on trend with its linear style. The matching ceiling rose and the braided ceiling flex are included in the package to complete the look. Similar designs are available to order in polished chrome should that be more complementary to your home furnishings.

Placed in a hallway or entry way, this bijou brushed steel wall light will pack quite the punch considering its functional size. With its cleanly brushed steel and sharp lines, this unique piece adds both a minimalist and modern feel to your home, bringing the traditional flavour of geometric designs into the modern age.

Grander styles in this design are also available in our store online should you be looking for something bolder that will serve as a focal point for a larger space.

An eye catching hanging pendant in antique brass with hexagonal glass panels is a timeless piece that will add a touch of sophistication to any home or office. Its brass chain is adjustable up to 60cm to allow a flexibility to the shade, in addition to the light’s compatibility with a dimmer switch, allowing for increased control over the brightness.

For further ideas on how to introduce geometric lighting in your home, take a look on the First Choice Lighting website, or get in touch with the team to ask for our expert advice or suggestions at any time.