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Find the right light….

When decorating a home we often tend to focus a lot on the furniture, the colors and the accessories. One of the most important features in a good and functioning interior plan is the light source.  Natural light that flows from the windows and doors is amazing, but if you live in a place where the sun doesn’t shine six month of the year or your home has a restricted number of natural light sources, then you have to add a good amount of light sources.

Normally houses have a variety of hanging lights – we hang lights above the kitchen table, over the kitchen counter, in a corner next to the sofa or as room lights in the middle of the room. This way we create a room with dark corners and it might even feel smaller than it is.

By having lights that has downlight, uplight and room light we spread the light to the corner and edges of a room and it will automatically feel brighter and bigger.

You can think about a room having different functions and thereby having a need of different lights. Create a plan or list with the different functions (reading nook, dining table, workdesk, music corner etc) and find light sources that will match those functions.

A good table light over the dining table is important, but consider a lamp with a glass shade instead of a closed metal or plastic shade. Of if you choose a “closed” lamp then add some wall lights or a floor light and try to mix the way the light flows by having uplights as well as downlights.

 

We at Deerstedt are happy to help you find the correct light for your home – you can find our amazing lights here Deerstedt – Etsy

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Neoplastiscism – minimalistic and straight forward design

For almost a century people have been fasinated by minimalistic geometric design.

less is more or doing more with less was a concept which started in Holland back in 1917 by a movement called De Stijl or in english The style. The architect Van der Rohe became a leading figure in that movement and we all know him and his work today.

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Van der Rohe´s iconic Barcelona chair first apeared in 1929.

Another great architect that shaped future generations awareness upon the Neoplastiscism was Gerrit Rietveld.

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source of pictures : https://www.pinterest.com/judithfloresz/de-stijl/

Hard to believe that this “Blue and red” chair was designed in 1917 by Gerrit Reitveld. 

Time has passed and a lot of these designers ideas has become footprints of our daily life.

We proudly present some of these ancient footprints below:

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Geometric shaped Lyfa sconce was designed early 60´s

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Esmann Jensen ceiling pendant design from 1963

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Louis Weisdorf designed this beuatiful light in 1962

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Anton Fogh Holm / Alfred Andersen

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Hope that you feel inspired like we did dicovering the history of neoplasticism 😉