"" MaDDI: Trend Report: Rope Lighting Installations

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Trend Report: Rope Lighting Installations

Nautical-inspired lighting may be perennial in the design sphere, but lately designers (and DIYers) seem to be employing hardware store variety rope in a fresh way. This new trend is more in touch with heavy duty rope's industrial applications than its typical nautical association. I especially like the way these fixtures read as installations, but still play a functional role as light sources. Utilitarian in aesthetic and in the true sense of the word.

Original Manila Rope Lights, Atelier 688 via Etsy
via Gilles and Bossier
Outdoor Rope Lights, Atelier 688 via Etsy
DIY Rope Light Strand via A Merry Mishap
Hemp Rope +  Copper Pipe Lighting by Jay Sae Jung, via Flodeau
West Bridge Restaurant in Boston, via Remodelista

Waldraud Concept Store in Zurich, via The Perfect Lounge





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