8 Trends in Contemporary Lighting for 2024

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Contemporary lighting designs all embody a combination of creativity, craft and innovation, but their looks can be all over the map. Nonetheless, at the recent International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), held May 19-21 at New York’s Javits Center, we did notice some recurring materials and ideas among the products presented. Below are several that felt particularly of the moment, along with representative products by a diverse group of emerging and established designers. If you want to learn more about a specific fixture, you can work with your designer or contact the maker or manufacturer directly.

1. Winsome Wood

Wood — and especially wood manipulated in creative ways — was a top material choice among the lighting designers at this year’s ICFF, both among the main exhibitors and those in the Wanted portion of the fair, which is dedicated to supporting emerging design.

This curvaceous Helena pendant by Katie Kilanowski was one shining example. Kilanowski, a San Francisco woodworker and lighting designer, was a participant in ICFF’s Launch Pad at Wanted program, which showcases concepts and prototypes by independent international designers (and included many of the designs you’ll see here). Her roughly 3-foot-long shade is made from steam-bent ash and surrounds a frosted glass bulb. The light shines through a translucent material connecting the wood pieces to create a soft, ambient glow.

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