Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lovely Lighting: Aldo Bernardi

New from Aldo Bernardi.
Many say lighting is the most important design element in a space. It provides a mood...it can make or break a social event ( I mean, can you imagine a romantic dinner with super market lights blazing?)....it can make one look sickly green or beautifully rosy.....it can be a bother if done wrong, and a blessing if done well.
Civetta Chandelier 11.600

So you can imagine my delight whenever I run across a lighting line that not only provides an opportunity for great light quality, but also puts the cherry on top of the visual design of a project. I recently became familiar with just such a line designed by Aldo Bernardi.

Lagazuoi 10. 320
Mr. Bernardi is not new to lighting design. He began his business in the 70's north of Venice Italy. He has been working with local craftsmen to take materials such as copper, brass, porcelain and glass making them into beautifully simple, yet sophisticated fixtures. 
Cimosa 8507
This is but a smattering of what his company has to offer......some of my favorites. Some are from his well established line, and a few are new to the line. I hope you enjoy!

Schiara 12. 010
Vicolo 2850
New! Polare Rame Lar 91/02

Aldo Bernardi Italian Lighting is represented by Ollier Distributors. For information on where to find these beautiful fixtures click on over HERE.


Splendid Sass said...

Love these, Katie! So beautiful!

under spanish moss said...

Unique and interesting lighting designs. Love the urban, industrial look.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

There is only one addiction I have more than wanting to own every chair I fall in love with, and that's lighting. What a unique line that is truly gorgeous. Thanks for the intro Katie!

penelopebianchi said...

thank you for the lovely introduction! these are truly beautiful fixtures......bookmarked immediately!

thank you thank you......and thank you again!

I follow you with great enthusiasm!!!

maison21 said...

good stuff!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Wow, thanks for sharing...love it all but really love the Civetta Chandelier.

Renae Moore said...

Oooooh....good stuff! Love these!

Chris loves Julia said...

I am digging these fixtures. They feel romantic enough for a bedroom even....and wouldn't ya know it, I'm on the hunt for bedroom lighting. :) Great post.

Chris Loves Julia

Brillante Interiors said...

So simple, elegant and evocative of the recent past.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Love this line!
I am not familiar with it.
My favorite was the round globe orb one.
The patina on the metal finishes is truly wonderful.

Thanks for sharing!

Nikki said...

This post was total light fixture porn. Love it!

mydeco said...

The lights are different but all look great.Industrial-looking furniture always looks great there's something about the raw-ness of it.