Technological progress has entered all spheres of life of a modern person, has been reflected in the manufacturing sector and in everyday things, in the home environment. Designers create high-tech interior items. The combination of ultra-functional pieces of furniture, lamps, textured unusual finishes in one composition is typical of the hi-tech style. Let us examine in more detail the nuances of the design of chandeliers for the interior in high-tech style, and find out how to be guided by choosing such a chandelier.
Hi-tech interiors are composed of utilitarian objects set in an unusual geometric shape or with streamlined cosmic lines. The atmosphere is full of various mechanisms-transformers, much is controlled by remote controls, including chandeliers.
In general, the high-tech design is designed to make a somewhat futuristic impression. There is almost no artificial decor, jewelry, ostentation, but the elements of this design are harmonious in their functionality, where there is nothing superfluous, and each detail corresponds to its function, which causes a feeling of cosmic mystery.
A transforming table, a folding bed, a chair made of transparent plastic, the latest generation of technical equipment, a concrete unpainted wall, brickwork, the absence of textile draperies - and against all this, unusual lamps of amazing bizarre shapes. I want to consider them, the designs are non-trivial and unusual.
Hi-tech chandeliers can be very conditionally called room lamps, for the most part this is a whole work of art. This small architectural form in the interior illuminates only that part of the room that requires light, is often controlled by the remote control, and can change the lighting intensity depending on the needs.
Usually there are several separate light sources combined by one design. Each spotlight can be turned in its direction, distant or close due to design features.
The plafond can be raised to the ceiling for festive bright lighting of the entire room, or lowered down to the dining table to create a cozy little space.
There is a limitation in the use of materials and colors in the design of high-tech items. As a rule, it is gray, white, metallic, black. They are designed to solve the design problem due to the form, and not the decor. This can be considered a minus, but with a competent style decision, these colors can create an impressive composition.
In any case, the central chandelier will attract all attention with its unusual and original form.
Types and Models
In modern interiors, high-tech with no partitions between the zones of the chandelier are not tied to the center of the ceiling. Large areas where the combined areas of the kitchen, living room, bedroom, hallway in one room are difficult to illuminate with one chandelier.
It is much more practical to place the main source of lighting in the living room and dining room, and in others - separate lamps according to the functionality of the zone. For zoning, it is convenient to use separate luminaires with a directional searchlight on the bar.
These spotlights can be of different heights and are grouped in the center of the room, if necessary, the height of the rod changes, and the light of one of the lamps is sent to the desired area.
Another option was the use of LED ceiling lights and a pendant design chandelier in the center of the room. In this case, the luminaires are distributed in zones in the form of separate pendant structures or several point LEDs in a metal frame above a certain zone.
Hi-tech lighting fixtures have simple geometric shapes, or, conversely, are emphasized fantastically, but both of them are equipped with chrome-plated metal elements. A high-tech chandelier is a set of simple metal shades or tubes with directional light, arranged in several rows. In one zone there can be one such tube, and in another - several tens.
Elite designer chandeliers combine inconceivable structural elements both in height and location, can occupy up to several meters in space, becoming the main element of the architecture of the room.
Rigid constructivism of the design of these fixtures involves the use of special materials.
- Preference is given to metal . The metal can be shiny chrome or black, matte gray or painted in some color.
- Plastic is one of the main materials for shades of unusual curved shapes. Plastic is used both transparent and matte.
- Glass organically complements metal structures, the luster of glass and chrome gives an additional fantastic glow. The design features of multi-row chandeliers make it possible to give artistic expressiveness even to electric cords on which ceiling lamps of various shapes are attached.
To equip chandeliers in this style, LEDs are most often used, since up to several dozen light bulbs may be required for one chandelier. For original high-tech compositions, COB diodes are used, which are mounted on the board and provide a uniform light output. For large chandeliers, powerful and heavy-duty diodes are suitable, for ordinary apartment chandeliers - SMD-illuminators, inexpensive with a variable light intensity of the lamp.
These plastic materials allow you to embody the most fantasy forms in the design of hi-tech chandeliers. It can be a variety of concentric circles, intricately intertwined, and whole fountains of small LED lamps.
For brutal interiors, strict geometric shapes are suitable, composed in a composition of several rectangles. Against the concrete wall, metal identical spotlights of directional light organically look.
A chandelier can be one or more luminous columns of many LEDs or have the shape of a ball soaring in the middle of space. Unusual compositions of broken metal rods with an LED on the end are popular. These compositions can have both horizontal and vertical orientation.
Plafonds gravitate both to the original wavy shape, and to the shape of a ball, square, cone or tetrahedron, as well as the shape of a honeycomb.
How to choose?
When choosing a chandelier, you need to focus on the size and purpose of the room. High-tech chandeliers for a bedroom can be minimalistic, and in the hall take the place of a light installation. In the kitchen, it is better to have several lighting fixtures to illuminate the workspace and dining area, in the office for good lighting, powerful lamps are needed.
In all types of rooms, chandeliers should be stylish and functional.
The living room is a great place for a stylish hi-tech chandelier. If the interior of the living room is decorated in suitable light gray tones, then a chandelier in the form of a composition of LEDs on chromed suspensions will look very good.
For low ceilings, it is better to give preference to a horizontal composition; for high ceilings, you can install a composition of structures that go down. LEDs give a bluish tint, adding alien to the interior.
An interesting option would be a chandelier of luminous balls, cubes, rectangles, hexagons of the same or different size, attached at different heights. A few bizarrely curved ovals or circles suspended on metal cables will be the original accent of the hi-tech interior.
Metal elements in the form of spirals or shavings, harmoniously intertwined and located on a platform of the same metal, will give shine and brightness from the radiance of chrome surfaces.
The bedroom will require a different approach when choosing a chandelier. This is an intimate area that requires subdued light for relaxation. Most likely, there will be a chandelier with several shades of frosted darkened glass with ordinary lamps.
Plafonds can be located on a horizontal bar on the chandelier, one or two of the same plafonds are mounted on a vertical bar in the bedside for additional lighting.
To create a more romantic atmosphere in the bedroom, it is recommended to use chandeliers in the form of ovals or fountains from very small LEDs and thin, almost imperceptible structural elements. This creates the feeling of a soaring light spot.
The cabinet requires rigor and conciseness, chandeliers should be equipped with cone-shaped shades with directional light located along the desktop. Red, green or yellow colors are allowed here. Any lamp will do, but it should be comfortable for vision.
In the kitchen you have to combine different types of lighting. Above the dining table you can place the main chandelier, along the cutting table - single lamps of the same model.
You can equip the entire perimeter of the kitchen at the ceiling level and at the level of kitchen cabinets with two stripes of LED lighting. To make them resemble a space object, they add a third line just above the floor plinth.
In small rooms, spots look good. In the children's room, they can be colorful.
When choosing a chandelier, you need to remember that stretch ceilings can not be heated, so halogen lamps must be discarded. LEDs do not heat up and cannot damage the coating.
Mirrored ceilings enhance the hi-tech chandelier effect. You need to choose a structure without a massive platform, preferably on thin cables. A lot of luminous lights, multiplied by the reflection of the ceiling, will create the effect of a starry sky.
In rooms furnished with dark furniture, you need to install chandeliers with bright lighting, it can be several shades with powerful lamps or a bouquet of small LEDs.
In a plain interior or against a brickwork background, a hi-tech chandelier can have bright red shades or designs painted in yellow and other natural colors.
A large designer chandelier will be the main focus of the room. If you do not need to draw attention to lighting, then it is better to stop at a smaller chandelier with neutral white or gray matte shades.
The uplight chandelier shades give additional illumination, a softer and more diffused light is obtained when the shades are down. In any case, a room decorated with a lamp in a futuristic style will look non-standard.
Ideas for a modern interior
In addition to the unusual design, high-tech chandeliers have many advantages. They have a variable shape, diverse in type of placement in the space of the room - from the horizontal arrangement of the composition almost in the plane of the ceiling to the "hover" in the center of space.
High functionality is provided by the possibility of multidirectional shades, by adjusting the intensity of lighting using the remote control. These chandeliers are suitable in a small room, and in a huge space to create a modern look of the interior.
In high-tech style, chandeliers are often used more as a decoration than to illuminate a space.
LED strips on a rigid frame of a geometric shape set dynamism for the interior. Crystal elements on a chromed metal structure sparkle when the light is on and are an accent in a monochrome interior.
Truly unusual shapes are created from thin metal rods. An almost transparent element sets the atmosphere of the entire room.
Sometimes the imagination of designers takes the most unusual forms. This idea is clearly taken from another planet.
You can find out how to choose a hi-tech lamp from the video below.