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Style and elegance - Art Deco & Contemporary
Art Deco, the defining applied art and architectural style of the 1920s and 1930s started out in France. It is named after Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Moderne, shortly Art Decoratifs, the International Fair of Modern Art and Applied Art which was held in Paris in 1925.
In contrary to the organic sprawl of Art Nouveau decoration, Art Deco is all about geometric forms, streamlines and simplicity. The usage of finest raw materials and quality manufacturing results in works of art which could stand the test of time, now being more popular than ever. Art Deco furniture and lamps have been sought after, fashionable items for a quite a few years now. The lavish and groundbreaking design of Art Deco lighting suggests central role in an opulent period home. However, these highly stylish works of art will look astonishing not only in Art Deco inspired interiors, but also in currently popular, minimalistic living spaces. Many home owners tend to forget the importance of lighting when they are about to choose materials and interior items. However, even the most beautiful parquette or elaborate drapery will lose its charm if lit by mass products made of plastic. The choice of timeless Art Deco lamps is evidence of finest taste. Finding the right lamps is not easy though, since only a few companies manufacture genuine Art Deco style lamps, and originals are hard to find or highly expensive.
Hungary prides itself with the company where you can find the biggest and finest selection or Art Deco lamps. Patinás Lighting Ltd. has been manufacturing lamps for more than 30 years, just the way as artisans a century ago. Our products are made manually in most elaborate fashion, using pure brass, crystals and glass. 300 of our 700 lamps are of Art Deco and Bauhaus design.
In 2017 we have launched a contemporary collection inspired by the well known Art Deco designs. We have moved towards a cleaner direction, forming our lamps to a collection of square and cuboid forms. As previous models here too we have used crystal clear glasses (tubes and plates) and one of the finest metals; brass, which is available in 3 finishes. Whichever style your interior was inspired by, we are sure you will find the perfect lamp to suit you. Do visit our showroom in Bajza str. 62, Budapest, Hungary to take a look at our gems.
The revolution of art at the end of the 19th century
Art Nouveau, Modern Styles, Modernismo, Style Liberty, Jugendstil; all these names refer to the same revolutional visual art movement known as szecesszió in Hungary. One of the most prominent centres of the new direction was Vienna, where in 1897 49 artists withdrew from academic art movements to found their own exhibition place called Secession. The ornate style conquered Europe rapidly. If you have visited Barcelona, you must have seen and felt the essence of Art Nouveau. Gaudis wonderfully ornate, fascinating buildings are masterpieces which impress all of us. However, Viennese Art Nouveau is almost purist when compared to the lush design found in Catalonia. Its buildings are defined by soft lines and curves and little floral décor, almost bearing similarities with Bauhaus. The finest examples of Art Nouveau in Budapest include the Museum of Applied Arts, Institute of Geology and Postal Savings Bank (now National Treasury). Other noteworthy buildings countrywide are Cifrapalota in Kecskemét, Reökpalota in Szeged and the Town Hall in Szabadka. For obvious historical reasons (Hungary being part of Austro-Hungarian monarchy) architects drew inspiration from Viennese Secession.
Nowdays playful elements in architecture and interior design are rare. Functionality reigns over imagination, minimalism is the new king. Fortunately there are more and more home owners who feel the need to decorate their white, practical living spaces. The best and most special way to give a room a special feel is a remarkable lamp. A Gaudi inspired lamp or a Viennese chandelier in nickel finish can easily be the it-piece of a modern room. Many home owners tend to forget the importance of lighting when they are about to choose materials and interior items: however even the most beautiful parquette or elaborate drapery will lose its charm if lit by mass products made of plastic. The choice of timeless Art Nouveau lamps is evidence of finest taste. They complement the edgy modern design furniture in unique fashion. Finding the right lamps is not easy though, since only a few companies manufacture genuine Art Nouveau style lamps, and originals are hard to find or highly expensive. Hungary prides itself with the company where you can find the biggest and finest selection of Art Nouveau lamps. Patinás Lámpa Ltd has been manufacturing lamps for more than 30 years, the way artisans did a century ago. Our products are made manually in most elaborate fashion, using pure brass, crystals and glass (the shades are made of Murano glass solely). 250 of our 700 lamps are of Art Nouveaudesign. No matter what style your interior was inspired by, we are sure you will find the perfect custom made lamp to suit it. Do visit our showroom in 62, Bajza St. in Budapest to take a look at our gems.
Baroque, the beloved survivor
The reign of Baroque in Hungary spanned from 16th to 18th century. Many lavish examples of Baroque architecture and interior design can be admired in Buda castle, Veszprém or Győr. The typical over the top motives, rich décor and elaborate handicraft make Baroquefurniture, wall lights and chandeliers particularly valuable. Typical features of Baroque and Neo-Baroque style is painstakingly detailed design, usage of floral and fauna motives and elaborately chiseled surfaces. For this reason one might think that Baroque chandeliers look only good in matching interiors featuring rich tapestry and ornate furniture. However, arranging Baroque inspired living spaces is a costly matter, and the other hand, we think that these elaborate chandeliers deserve more excitement and difference. Take the colour white for example, which has been fashionable for years since it is the purest colour. Imagine a highly fashionable home which is dominated by white: white marble floor, snow white doors with chromed, decorative handles. Now imagine putting a simple, white square shaped table in the middle of the livingroom: you will see a merely functional item, but nothing more, no style. Replace it with an ornate, antique table with vine motives, paint it silver and voila! Your low-key home will definitely have a stylish eye catcher. We can imagine a similar situation with lighting as well. Spotlights will not contribute to elegance and beauty of a tastefully arranged home. Choose an elaborately crafted, lavish central chandelier (even in silver coloured finish) hang it close to the ceiling and you will be in awe. Adding matching wall lights is a plus. We offer a fine and grand selection of more than 250 rustic and classical lamps at our company. You can take a really close look at them in our showroom, even by holding them. This way you will be able to examine the tiny, fine details that our ancestors could realize with precise handicraft. We proudly continue their tradition, making our lamps lasting products for generations. Do visit our showroom in 62, Bajza St. in Budapest to take a look at our gems.
We design and manufacture pendants in various sizes with different décor. Smaller ones could be hung even in groups. They are a perfect choice to shed light onto your dining table, bar counter and even in smaller rooms of higher ceiling.
Sitting or resting areas need to be illuminated as well. With the right choice of wall lights you will be able to turn your bedroom, dining room, staircase or even the wardrobe into a cozy spot.
Floor lamps are great tools for creating intimate atmosphere. Since they are portable you can refurbish your place from time to time inventing new functions for your rooms.
It is hard to exceed the beauty of chandeliers made of brass and glass, because classy lights will not be out of fashion. We recommend using chandeliers as the main source of light in your home, and they should set the trend for complementary lamps.
Beside their decorative purpose we recommend our table lamps to those who do not like direct light and seek for cozy atmosphere.
Whichever form they have we recommend our ceiling lights as complementary light sources for spaces of average height,be it a hall,office or bedroom.