7 Design lessons we can learn from Istanbul – Don’t forget the lighting

Lesson 6 – Don’t forget the lighting!

Rusty romantic, reinterpretations of Magritte hats, modern metal or the colorful mosaic hanging lamps – Istanbul offers them all. And most importantly, offers the places to buy them!

The one thing this city has in abundance aside from hair dressers and coffee shops is lighting object stores. It’s not very clear to me if they are meant for the tourists or the locals keep changing the lamps in their homes so often however here you can find whatever style and shape you want.

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Designing home lighting is usually left to the last minute so people don’t pay much attention to it, that just don’t want hanging light bulbs from their ceilings.

Lighting should be one of the most important focuses in space planning because it’s actually what makes a room lively, creates the mood and style and can compensate for small windows. Using the right lighting will create visibility for whatever the tasks and will bring out the shape and texture of objects.


Savoy lighting


Savoy lighting


Savoy lighting

Arco light -Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

Arco light by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni


Mr P lamp

Charles Trevelyan titanic_lamp2

Titanic lamp by Charles Trevelyan

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