If you think you saw everything in what concerns lighting, you’re absolutely wrong: Charles suspension came to show that are no boundaries for lighting design. Its handmade copper plated body will turn any living room, dining room or lobby in the most distinctive setting you ever imagined. Its 20 glossy black lampshades will focus either the ceiling or the floor, providing an irresistible soft lighting. Instantaneously, you’re back to a chic 50’s decor. Also available with 10 lampshades. The central structure is meant to be a merge between the artistic culture of 50’s with a contemporary feeling. From designer’s point of view, his inspiration was born on floral sketches, trying to do a mix between a new ornamentation trend and the original concept of Charles. The option for using copper finish is due to the fact that it is going to be a design trend in 2014, as well as black.
A contemporary descendant of retro sphere lighting, Atomic suspension lamp is inspired in atomic age design, in molecular structures. The designer’s concept was born due to this period roughly corresponding to 1940-1960, when concerns about nuclear war dominated Western society during the Cold War. There are some leading designers that inspired the conception of this lighting design as a prototype of Atomic Age style such as Charles Eames, Pierre Koening, Richard Neutra, Eero Saarinen and Frank Lloyd Wright. This futurist vibe is achieved by noble materials such as the set of glossy black and gold plated round shades, aligned by an asymmetric composition. The final effect: to enhance non-conventional molecular forms. As each shade evokes a petrifying effect, it’s ideal to be placed in a modern living room to surprise your guests, as well as in a modern lobby.
Matheny, is inspired in geometric forms redesigned to conceive a unique lighting design piece composed of refined combined golden tubes. Ideal for a classic living room with a modern touch, Matheny stilnovo suspension lamp came to reinvent classic designs with a high aesthetic feeling. Besides the noble material applied (brass), there are plenty of finishes you can choose: since polished brass to brushed nickel, copper plated, nickel mat, copper plated or aged brass, it is your choice. Its shape or dimension can assume a round, oval, square or rectangular format to suit just perfectly your dining table or living room. Composed by geometric golden tubes, it reflects the sophistication of a timeless iconic piece. For a lobby, a magnificent dining room or a hotel entrance, Matheny will be the greatest of the choices.
DELIGHTFULL’S LIGHTING CULTIVATES A SINCERE PASSION FOR INNOVATION AND A TRUE DEDICATION TO THE REVIVAL OF LOCAL ARTISAN CRAFTSMANSHIP THROUGH LONG-LASTING MASTERPIECES.
We are what we do: Vintage music & mid-century modern design lovers with a peculiar affection for 50’s recreations. It’s all about the post-war era with the eyes and the hands on the future. We can gaze at the “Etta Wall Sconce”, or the “Amy Floor Lamp”, or the “Billy Table Lamp”, and instinctively respond, with a smile, “Yeah, I get that.” This is how the 50’s would like look in the future! – that’s Delightfull. All our products are Hand-made by our craftsman at our factory in Oporto, Portugal. Art deco iconography inspired the line of contemporary lighting tailored for the floor, table, ceiling and wall.
This time Delightfull is really out of box! Visit Delightfull at Harrods where we’ll have a special corner with all the most iconic pieces from Delightfull, like the successfull Amy|Table and Diana| Table. Emerge yourself on an endless adventure where colorful & fun comics come to live. Discover a new way of redefining vintage fancy looks through a unique lighting world called Delightfull | Unique Lamps Retro Fan and a Catchy Pinball Machine: Are You Ready? Vanes and pinball machines are just some details from our surprise... Harrods new corner will bring a bright retro world you only find in the movies and finally you’ll be able to feel it in real life. We’ll have exclusive pieces for retro fans and funny games such as pinball machines, bringing youth back to a futuristic fun lighting mood. A new collection is expected: wait to unveil our novelties. For now, a cute droll scenario is calling you to action.
But it’s not only Harrods that will have the privilege to get access to a unique Delightfull corner. We want to celebrate next to our new & closest partners the success of our brand’s growth! If you thought that vintage & contemporary couldn’t mix up, we just proved the opposite. Thanks to your sensitivity to appreciate our catchy sense of redesigning 50’s pieces, we grew without limits. Let’s keep growing up together with more fancy Delightfull corners around the world… Get in touch to develop a Delightfull Corner for your business. Give your clients the best of the Lighting solutions.
Delightfull has made great strides in lighting design with its bold creations, recognized worldwide. “We are extremely proud of this distinction,” says brand manager, Diogo Carvalho. “Our pieces have been successful in major international stages because they reflect an immense passion for lighting design and the classic vintage. These lamps represent the desire and passion for unique pieces and this character is provided from the mastery of our artisans. “The elected piece by Ad Collector is the brilliant Coltrane Table Lamp, a celebration of music inspired by jazz composer and saxophonist John Coltrane.
C oltrane T a b le Merely mention the name Coltrane and you feel a deep connection with innovation and the expressive music in jazz. Taking these powerful connections created by John Coltrane our designers have created a design that will withstand time. With 1, 2 or 3 iron tubes, this lamp stands out with a unique and contemporary visual effect.
Urgent needs require urgent solutions: for project schedules, Delightfull provides you the most wanted products just in time! For special projects Delightfull gives you special services with the possibility to order unique Lamps that are available for a very limited period of time and completely ready to ship!!
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10 LIGHTING SUGGESTIONS Simplicity can also be synonymous of sophistication. If discretion is a main characteristic of the most refined human senses, design field is no exception.
Heavenly discretion The tall Cole standing lamp is the ideal corner piece for a lobby or a living room. It has a balanced elegance and presence. Made with architectural environments in mind, it is a classic and versatile lighting piece. This piece is handmade in brass and its lampshades in aluminum.
MARCUS Get inspired by Dieter
A delicate charm Ella suspension is a design masterpiece. Its sober lines has surpassed the test of time. A style icon of the ﬁfties and sixties suitable for any living or dining room. This ceiling ﬁxture handmade in brass and with its lampshades in aluminum reinvented with today’s technical components and ﬁnishes.
A decor trip to 60’s & 70’s This is a very technical and functional lamp. The diffusers rotate allowing different light focuses. Its structure is handmade in brass and the lampshades in aluminum.
An expressive design iAs Dieter Rams’ promptly said, “Good design is as little design as possible.” This sentence is embodied in Marcus Table Lamp lines since the beginning to the final concept. Simultaneously retro and contemporary, its black matte aluminum body and its laid over a layer of acrylic are going to rock on any living room.
Galliano Keep it simple, Keep it good
American 50’s retro décor
Fabulously functional and inherently industrial, Billy Table Lamp was born from arm lamps concept. Its sexy gold-plated accordion style arm allows such a flexibility that you can light up in any direction. Use the gold diffuser with a unique touch of charm to spread light evenly.
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There are no time boundaries in what concerns lighting design supremacy. Barry table lamp proves it with a charming spotlight which casts indirect light to its top cover. Barry is just the mandatory modern reading lamp to have up on your seaside table.
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ARMSTRONG Classic Arc Lamp
As Dieter Rams’ promptly said, “Good design is as little design as possible.” This sentence is embodied in Marcus Table Lamp lines since the beginning to the final concept. Simultaneously retro and contemporary, its black matte aluminum body and its laid over a layer of acrylic are going to rock on any living room.
An expressive design inspired in jazz music, Galliano suspension ﬁxture has a sculptural shape and it’s versatile and yet contemporary. An extremely balanced design which gets even more beautiful when you see light being casted thought its pipes. vUp to 5 tubes, it produces a unique and gorgeous lighting effect.
Good taste? Just in one Single Glam Lamp The tall Cole standing lamp is the ideal corner piece for a lobby or a living room. It has a balanced elegance and presence. Made with architectural environments in mind, it is a classic and versatile lighting piece. This piece is handmade in brass and its lampshades in aluminum.
Trend is such a mutable word when we talk about XXI century. Today trends can be one thing; tomorrow, they can actually be the opposite. How nonsense is that? Well, for those who love vintage bars and can’t lose the latest modern decors: we have Delightfull for you. And to see it, well, you just need to get a drink in a chic retro bar or on a sophisticated restaurant. How easier could it be? We are talking about 5 amazing ones you really will want to get for your next project:
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Contrast with Silver or Gold Materials
If you go for a geometric wallpaper which plays with greys, greens, whites and blacks, and if you choose cozy sofas & chairs, as well as green pillows, choose a majestic golden lighting piece to contrast and it will transport you to a glam ambiance.
Create the right lighting ambiance to host your guests with a medium lighting ornamented by gold plated tubes. This wall lamp will suit perfectly in any club.
For retro clubs, color matters: the more splash you’ll have, the more fun you’ll get! Vintage bars will always be suitable for an industrial touch of color. Red, blue and yellow mixed together will surely welcome the most funny decor fans.
Well, if you go for a more discreet wall decor, using lacquered wood for the ground, you must contrast that apparently simple décor with powerful materials such as gold or silver, using brilliant wall lights to attribute sophistication to your bar.
Trend Hunter describes this unconventional collection in such a great way.“Each of the numbers and letters in the collection are wrought in very different styles, using several different fonts and a range of patterns and colors. Some use florescent tubing, others have vintage vanity bulbs throughout, and can be used either hung up on your wall or sitting on the floor. Spelling out a word using the mismatched letter lamps makes it seem like you took the time to rummage through old junk yards and garage sales to salvage each piece from a different vintage sign.” The Delightfull Graphic Lamp Collection is bold statement lighting that lets you customize your own selection.
Neon Twist If you go for a geometric wallpaper which plays with greys, greens, whites and blacks, and if you choose cozy sofas & chairs, as well as green pillows, choose a majestic golden lighting piece to contrast and it will transport you to a glam ambiance.
How To Create Impeccable Hotel Ambiences It all starts with lobbies which must convey the hotel’s concept and seduce guests at the very first glance.
Heavenly discretion Try a powerful customized lighting for a snooker table. We all know how sensuality prevails in this kind of games and how important are they in casual and informal meetings.The use of a customized rectangular lighting such as Matheny, either in gold plated or nickel plated, turn a usual scenario in an unforgettable one. Composed by geometric golden tubes, it will reflect the sophistication behind the game.
Breathtaking piece in the lobby
Halls with Chic indirect Lighting For a hotel bar, try this soft lighting effect simultaneously retro and chic. The lighting achieved is almost heavenly and suitable for a romantic ambiance.
For a hotel huge lobby with a giant projection such as Paramount Hotel, go for a set of soft suspension black mat lamps (the more you choose, the more magnificent is the effect), embodied by gold powder paint for a sophisticated touch, which will cause a charming effect due to the final impact they create together in the majestic setting. The final scenario is achieved by indirect lighting, transporting the guests to a chic lobby entrance that they’ll keep in mind.
The charm of 50’s Back to 50’s with a vintage touch, it’s a mandatory choice to go for a classic wall lamp such as Miles, which will suit perfectly next to a cozy bed, playing with brown tons furniture and accessories (such as lacquered wood seaside tables and refined beige pillows). This retractable sconce with its retro vibe transports the guests to a charming scenario. Lovely.
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Bring a splash of color to dining rooms Sinatra floor! Red ou com multiple colors Yeah, you heard right: for dining rooms, color can play a decisive role and even manipulate the all ambiance, bringing joy, fun and specially a fresh touch that only these funny swing lamps can bring.
Also ideal for hotel suits are swing arm lamps such as Pastorius wall. Com’on, we both know, reading lamps next to seaside tables are useful not just for lazy ones, but to avoid keep walking during the night from the door to the bed. Useful, practical and you can even project the light to the focus point you want to due its flexibility. Hurray!
Bold pieces will give a majestic touch to your ambiences Gold doesn’t have to be your best friend, but surely will be your best option when it concerns to attribute an ultimate sophisticated touch. The White&gold fusion is just the right choice to enhance a special corner.
HANDMADE SOUL As Delightfull avoids to stock lamps, combining the best of handmade techniques with noble materials, it’s easy to adapt each lamp measure for a project. In cases such as Brubeck suspension and Matheny suspension, you can even choose the format the lamp will assum: either oval, rectangular or square, it’s your option! Our artisans will do some magic conceiving each lighting piece with the uniqueness it deserves. Working with our own hands we transfer our passion and devotion in everything we made and thus our masterpieces born.
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The brand which elects the sophistication, recreation of vintage ambience and is distinguished by its unique features, shows that Portuguese design has achieved, indeed, a new level in world’s design. The 27-year-old designer Diogo Carvalho, couldn’t be happier. “For me is a great honor, after having studied design in Italy, and now, become partner of this great brand.
EXTRAORDINARY GROW TH One year has passed and Milan Design Week 2013 surpassed all expectations: Delightfull reinforced not only its partnership with Minotti, but also created new ties with LEMA and NOVAMOBILI, two new partners achieved this year. The satisfaction is notorious when we see Diogo’s enthusiastic face “We’re proud of this growth, we own it and work to deserve it everyday thanks to an amazing team and to our demanding clients that know what they want”. The Inclusion in Vitra Museum of the Brubeck wall lamps, the reinforcement of the partnership with one of the leading shopping malls in Paris (Printemps) and the participation in leading international projects, renders the lighting brand a desirable place, next to the top lighting design palette of choices.
If you’re looking for something extra special, Delightfull is definitely the solution. With Delightfull, you are able to fully customize any piece in size, colors and materials. With plenty of several alternatives you may propose, the most defying project will be no more a headache for you. But if you’re looking for new defying materials & fusions, just take a look at our new finishes: Besides brushed nickel to nickel plated and matte nickel, brushed copper to copper plated as well as matte gold and polished brass, there are plenty of choices that you can keep in mind.
“Our unique brand is made of persistent people that always try to surpass the limits: from the designers, to the craftsman, client relations team, marketing team, press relations and content managers, there’s a valuable team working hard for the brand. Come to Porto to visit our design studio, team, and of course, our city!” The future is smiling to this lighting brand that preserves handmade tradition. With an exclusive covet lounge announced at Maison & Objet 2014, Delightfull gets ready to have its own corner in international stores. “Wait and see!” , concludes Diogo Carvalho.