Designers start with geometry. All space is defined by boundaries. Sometimes, it takes the designer to see the geometry. Without it, you cannot balance and proportion. Designers have a way of seeing all things through a grid where their imagination apportions shape and color.
During some design trends, the geometry may be pronounced and obvious or subtle and invisible. The geometric shapes that come to mind are simple squares, circles, and triangles. But, they can be paired, overlaid, and intertwined. Only imagination limits their size and dimension. That makes those designs versatile and embracing.
They may define a neutral all or accent it with a carpet design, wall hanging, or contrasting shape. Your walls, windows, doorways, and floors have their own geometry, and anything you add must complement or collaborate with those outlines.
Finally, to some extent geometry is always in play. It can be classic or contemporary. Geometry is something you can run your hand or eyes around, so it always adds interest to an environment. It’s cool, sophisticated, and intriguing, and geometry is comfortable wherever you find it.
Few light fixtures are as cleanly and simply geometric as the Trenton. A rectangle floats within a larger one finished in oil-rubbed antique bronze.
The central shape of this geometric light fixture has 9-Watt bulbs shaded with acrylic panes. (The fixture hangs 20-inches, 14-inches or 10.5-inches from the ceiling, you can select any version.)
The geometry is flexible enough to work over a kitchen counter, a dining room table, or a billiard table. It would light a foyer or hallway, a living room or bath. In the picture below, Trenton’s geometry fits nicely in the ceiling. Angles, circles, and perspective, they all work together.
The Simone Sputnik Pendant is an intriguing device, a sculpture hanging 50-inches from its ceiling base. Attached to its long narrow stem of satin brass chandelier arm swivels, allowing for a semi-adjustable configuration. This is an artwork, a contemporary statement that introduces whimsy and mystery.
Six 9-Watt bulbs hide behind the bubbles along the length of the stem.
They reflect natural light and other light sources.
The so-called “geometric trend” is a natural application of the shapes that surround us. But, it is also the result of the creative imagination that chooses proportion and makes the placement. It comes from the talent that can integrate the normal and concrete with the novel and artistic.