New Classics: LZF's Nut Suspension Light
Its infinity-shaped form is apt, as this fascinating wood-veneer light navigates endless room styles with ease
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There's an overhead light that puts my mind in a twist. Its intertwined shape makes me gaze at its infinity-like loops and try to figure out how it's constructed. (In fact, I think Emily Thorne of Revenge would really dig it.) In addition to being fascinating in form, the Nut Suspension Lamp from LZF is a stunner that navigates between ubercontemporary, minimalist, midcentury modern, transitional and traditional styles, thanks to the combination of its contemporary shape and the ambient glow provided by its handmade wood veneer. Industrial designer Miguel Herranz designed the light in 1998, and 15 years later it has proved it has staying power. If you check out the way it works in all the rooms below, you'll see why.
The lamp floats like a cloud, yet its natural wood veneer gives it a strong presence. At 16 1/2 inches in diameter and about 8 inches high, it's a good fit over a kitchen table or island.
The intertwined design makes one think of the symbol for infinity; its loops make you stop and stare at it a good long time. Seriously, I may have to try some origami and re-create it with a long strip of paper later.
Here the light plays off the wood finishes used in the kitchen and the curves of the Cherner Chairs.
The light was not on my radar until I admired it in my cousin's coastal cottage, where she's mixed antiques and modern pieces against crisp white walls. The light's design allows it to marry contemporary and traditional styles.
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The light is an important part of the balance between straight lines and irregular ones in this contemporary home.
It's also an important part of the view from outside in the same home, centered between the large window panes.
White Nut Suspension Lights team up with glass pendants to navigate the space between the countertops and the high slanted ceiling here. The light is available in a range of colors.
Speaking of which, the light is apt in a home with midcentury modern style; it forges strong relationships with wood beams and paneling.
The light's versatility means you can use it in any room of the house. In this case its shape, materials and ambient glow add character and warmth to a dreamy closet. (After watching all of Downton Abbey over the holidays, I wonder if a closet like this comes with a modern-day Mr. Bates–like valet.)
Ideabook published on Jan. 10, 2013.
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