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To approach the world of pendant lamps, one has to start by making a distinction: pendant lamps are often confused with chandeliers. Instead, they are two separate categories, albeit within the same sector: lighting. Lamps have only one thing in common with chandeliers: they are also hung from the ceiling, but unlike chandeliers they are hardly ever used as the main light. Pendant lamps are usually combined with floor lamps. And they often feature designer lampshades.
The chandelier on the other hand has the main purpose of illuminating the room, decorating the ceiling. It differs from lamps mainly in its ability to provide complete illumination. Another difference: once it has been installed, it is rare to remove it due to the cumbersome and unwieldy uninstallation manoeuvres it requires.

Pendant lamps: how to choose the right one

Furnishing trends in recent years have shown significant growth in the production of pendant lamps, which increasingly meet the taste of broad target groups. Often, these are lamps made of natural and simple materials such as wood, fabric and glass. Particularly sought-after are pendant lamps with a minimalist design, without excessive decoration.
Before choosing a pendant lamp, it is important to study the available space and quantify the lighting effect you want to create. After this priority skimming, the design is assessed in purely aesthetic terms, opting for the model that best matches the rest of the environment. In this respect, the model stands out for the originality of its design and the quality of its realisation, Spark by Bontempi Casa. This is a lamp consisting of one to six pendants with a ceiling rose, a  natural brass frame and borosilicate glass , and a pendant lamp for cluster compositions – to be combined with the multiple ceiling rose to be ordered separately – with a natural brass frame and borosilicate glass decentretiser.

Spark: lampada Bontempi Casa
Spark: the lamp by Bontempi casa

Modern pendant lamps for furnishing the kitchen

The versatility of this type of furnishing accessory is highlighted by the diversified use that can be made of it: while initially pendant lamps were especially suitable for living rooms and living areas, they have now become a must for kitchens, especially those of modern inspiration. Very often these are glass models: glass pendant kitchen lamps allow you to play with opacity and transparency. Plastic ones, on the other hand, allow for a lot of brightness and can have traditional shapes, such as spheres. There are also models made of wood, paper, natural stone, aluminium, rubber and increasingly used today is fabric. The kitchen is a place that welcomes, that accommodates, that brings people together, it must therefore be well lit. And pendant lamps give you the possibility to create a cone of light wherever you like: on the table, on the worktop, on the hob.
There are pendant lamps for the kitchen in various styles:
Classic style kitchen pendants: a model that never goes out of fashion, it can be Art Nouveau with plain glass and floral decorations, or vintage, with soft lines and no decorations.
Rustic or industrial style kitchen pendants: a model with an iron or steel bell, dark on the outside and light on the inside.
Modern kitchen pendant: a model that experiments with special shapes, but above all in materials such as perforated plastic, bent steel or glass.

Everything you need to know about designer pendant lamps

Designer pendant lamps often feature an industrial-style metal frame. This is a very specific choice: the strong visual impact comes in a variety of types and finishes, defining the style and making metal lamps easily adaptable to modern as well as classic environments. An exemplary model of designer pendant lamp by Bontempi is Pandorawith lacquered rosette and body in the various finishes available.
Many designer pendant lamps are perfect for illuminating the office work surface and – being largely adjustable – allow accent lighting on specific objects or portions of space.
Finally, the topic of energy saving is worth mentioning: most designer pendant lamps are combined with LED bulbs. From this, comes the possibility of a significant step forward in the fight against waste: LEDs use 90 per cent less energy than conventional incandescent lamps.

Pandora: lampada Bontempi Casa
Pandora: the lamp by Bontempi casa

Some time ago we had the opportunity to focus on the importance of good lighting and the various types of light that every room needs. Today we are talking about a category that offers many design solutions that are functional and aesthetically suitable for different types of environments: floor lamps.
All these lamps basically have a very similar layout: a sturdy base resting on the floor, a tall stem extending from the base and a light that can be direct or diffused. What changes in these models is definitely their style, each with its own unique advantages.

Circle: arched floor lamp

In contrast to normal floor lamps that, although slender, retain a certain static character, arc lamps are very elegant and manage to bring versatility and dynamism to spaces. An excellent example is the Circle model: an arc-shaped floor lamp with great scenic impact: its metal arc set in a concrete sphere makes it almost an art object, a sculpture that can frame different spaces in the home with a variety of functions. Indeed, Circle is perfect for lighting the living area if placed in the corner of a living room or behind the sofa, but it also becomes an excellent source of direct light on the dining table, as well as in a study or office or meeting room with a table in the middle.

Modello Circle: Lampada da terra ad arco Bontempi Casa
Circle floor lamp by Bontempi Casa

Cloe: floor lamp with arm

The design of floor lamps with a swivelling arm is certainly very convenient, as it allows the position of the light to be varied according to the needs of the moment without too many limitations. The dining room is one of the areas where these models are most popular, but for the living area a floor lamp of this kind is also very useful.
Cloe is a floor lamp by Bontempi Casa, adjustable, with a structure composed of a lacquered steel base and a swivelling arm available in various lacquered aluminium finishes and colours. In addition, the fabric lampshade is a plus point for further customisation.

Modello Cloe: Lampada da terra Bontempi Casa
Cloe floor lamp by Bontempi Casa

Furnishing one’s home, besides being a dream come true, is also a very serious project that requires a lot of energy.
When starting from scratch, in fact, there are many spaces to be filled and imagination must be able to help us in creating a coherent, impactful style that reflects our needs. This is why it is often much more convenient to trust a single partner for the complete furnishing of one’s home, because they are able to offer different proposals from which to indulge in style choices, while remaining consistent with one’s design.

Complete furniture for the living are

If there is an area that can be defined as the centre of any home, it is certainly the living area, which, with furnishing complements such as the sofa is able to give a strong and clear personality to the entire environment.
For example, choosing an important sofa like Bonnie is an excellent starting point for furnishing the living area with elements that create harmony and style references. The corner model with chaise longue adds value by creating a perfect balance between form and structure: the addition of a small table with a crystal top and rose gold frame such as Loop, on the other hand, further embellishes the environment.
To complete the frame of this area, one can opt for a round table such as Fusion with the same rose gold structure and a super marble top.

Modello Bonnie: il divano Bontempi Casa per arredare la tua zona living
Choose the Bonnie sofa by Bontempi casa

Living area: choosing complete furnishings

In any living area, the pillar is the table: a symbol of conviviality and the meeting place of any family, it has a key importance in the personality of the entire space.
At first sight, the complete furniture of a living area must convey balance, be cosy and inviting. For example, the choice of combining Millennium, a fixed table with a rose gold frame and super marble top, to the Drop chairs that take up the structure and colour of the cladding, allows you to give personality to the room by creating very strong style references in which the thread is rose gold.
Of the same material are the Charlotte wall-mounted bookcases that establish a well-defined style in the complete furnishing of this room.

Modello Millennium: il tavolo Bontempi Casa
the Bontempi Casa table to furnish your living area

Fully furnishing the office

With smart working and remote working, study and work areas must also find their proper place in a home. This is why choosing complete furniture in these situations is not only a smart option, but also a guarantee of functionality and aesthetics.
Certainly activities of this kind require comfortable and spacious worktops, such as Mirage: the fixed or extendable table from the Bontempi Casa line with a modern design and extremely refined taste. Seating is another crucial point in the complete furnishing of a work area: it must be comfortable, in keeping with the overall style and very practical. The choice of models such as Chantal is definitely a guarantee of style and functionality.
In a space like this, it also goes without saying that lighting is one of the most important priorities, which is why floor lamps capable of diffusing the right light are a must. Circle is a perfect option for giving the room the right amount of elegance and properly illuminating the most important points.

Modello Circle: Lampada da terra ad arco Bontempi Casa
Circle floor lamp by Bontempi Casa

New shapes, new materials and finishes: there are many new Bontempi Casa Living Collection 2021 products arriving among tables, chairs and furnishing accessories, the result of our constant desire for renewal. After the very first previews we had already revealed some of them, and today we continue with the presentations.

The Bridge table

Among the novelties of the year, a leading role can only be played by the tables, which have always been an important focus of Bontempi Casa production. Some iconic models are renewed in shape and finishes, and several new designs make their debut, including Bridge.

Bridge table
Bridge rectangular extendable table with structure and decorative details in lacquered steel, top and extensions in Crystal. Shape chairs with lacquered steel structure, padded monocoque and covered in leather. Circle floor lamp composed of a concrete base and a lacquered steel structure.

Its design is characterized by the particular trestle structure, a timeless and always current line, enriched by decorative details that can be chosen in different colors to create the combination that best suits your furnishing style, ranging from classic black and gold to bolder touches. Bridge can become an elegant dining table, but it also lends itself perfectly to being placed in professional environments as a representative desk.

Chantal and Drop charis

An inevitable complement around any table, the seats can add a distinctive touch to the furniture by reinforcing its style or by introducing light contrasting elements, in terms of lines or textures and colors. Among the new proposals introduced this year, we will tell you about two with a soft and enveloping character.

The wide and enveloping seat of the Chantal chair offers unique comfort, enhanced to the maximum by the soft materials in which it can be upholstered, including premium leather, waterproof nubuck and velvet. Definitely versatile in design and functionality, it is available with five different types of base – in solid wood or lacquered steel, fixed or swivel, with or without wheels – and also in the stool version: thus it can be placed in any type of environment, from the kitchen to the office.

Drop chair
Drop chair with lacquered steel structure and padded shell covered in Premium Leather.

The made in Italy sartorial style finds expression in the drapery on the back of the Drop chair, whose enveloping shape evokes the sensation of an embrace that invites you to stop and relax to enjoy the beauty of the moment. Also in this case it is an extremely versatile seat, whose base is available in four variants, one in solid wood and the others in lacquered steel.

The Charlotte bookcase

Modern bookcases are not just containers. Just think of how many things, in addition to books, make a fine show of themselves from the shelves of an open bookcase, transforming it into a collection of design objects, photographs and travel memories, small plants, flowers and much more: in short, it becomes the frame of the most expensive items.

Charlotte bookcase
Charlotte bookcase with ceiling fixing, structure, crosspieces and decorative details in steel.

The Bontempi Casa proposal is enriched in this area with the Charlotte bookcase, modular and achievable with wall or ceiling fixing. The attention to detail makes it a design piece capable of giving an extra touch to the furniture, while the modular shelves allow maximum flexibility and customization.

Blow and Circle lamps

In a modern home, the choice of space lighting is essential to outline the style of furniture. There are ideal lamps for every room, and the Bontempi Casa 2021 catalog offers many new ideas in this sense

Blow suspension lamp
Blow suspension lamp with rosette and structure in natural brass and borosilicate glass.

Elegant crystal bubbles with which to create delicate plays of light: here is Blow, the pendant or table lamp with which to create the ideal combination of the many possibilities for perfectly tailored lighting.

Circle lamp
Circle floor lamp composed of a concrete base and a lacquered steel structure.

Lamp or art installation? Circle becomes the protagonist of the space and captures the attention with its arched structure that soars upwards to diffuse the light in a completely new and original way.