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April Promotion – Timo Pendant Light

We are excited to announce that we are introducing a promotion of the month, which started in April. This will include a product of the month with additional discount for one month only. To ensure you do not miss out on the product of the month, please subscribe to our newsletter and be the first to know about the next promotion.

Pendant lighting has been a trend for the last couple of years and continues to be popular. Not only pendant lighting but lighting design has developed over the last couple of years and often a focal point in a scheme. The importance of capturing the “right light” within our interiors is almost as challenging as picking lighting that you love. Our Timo lighting creates the opportunity to introduce spot lighting into your interiors but in an elegant and classic way.

Our Timo Pendant Light is modern and features our iconic brass material which is featured throughout our BI Signature Collection. This simple but elegant design can be used individually or grouped together, mixing the sizes and finishes. By mixing the finishes and sizes you can create a chandelier effect but also playing around with the length of the cord can transform the look of these pendants.

Kitchen

As you will see above the Timo Pendant has been used as a trio above a kitchen island to create direct light over the sink and the kitchen island. By using the same finish this design looks sleek and modern in a contrast to the other traditional features of the kitchen.

Dining Room

Another example of multiple Timo Pendants being used to direct light onto a surface area. In this example it shows the lights above a dining table, by adding the Timo’s to this space it gives the opportunity to create a soft atmosphere but also practical space for dining.

Bedroom

A new trend is using  pendant lights as bedside lights, in this example the Timo Brass Pendant has been used individually above the bedside table. This creates a polished look and also creates a beautiful contrast against the Merino Wool of the headboard.

Currently on promotion for the month of April with an additional discount of 20% off the Retail price. Please email us at info@birgitisrael.com to find out more about our lighting collection or about our available stock.

 

Vintage & Antique Collection

During the past 20 years Birgit Israel has evolved from designing for other companies, to creating her own collection of lighting and accessories. She also started her own production company and created her first line of furniture, which was introduced in 2006. These pieces are all influenced by Birgit’s love and passion for Vintage and Antique pieces.

 

Since starting as an Vintage and Antique dealer, Birgit hand-picks each piece for the showroom which is based at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Renowned for her eye, our showroom is the only place where we exhibit the ever changing mix of B.I Collection and Vintage and Antique pieces designed or sourced by Birgit.

 

To determine the difference between Vintage and Antique, it is best to establish the age of the piece. For most, an Antique is an item of considerable age, generally no less than 100 years old. These pieces are also valued on the historical significance and the time period.

In comparison the term Vintage refers to an item that is at least 50 years old. At the showroom we have a mixture of both Vintage and Antique pieces.

 

Influences such as American Hollywood Regency, French 18th and 19th Century Antiques, Danish Mid-century and Neoclassical lines have established Birgit’s style. These influences are often noticeable in the pieces that are sourced by Birgit. Mixing old pieces with new designs is a key feature of Birgit’s Interior projects. By sourcing these pieces, Birgit is creating an opportunity for Interior Designers and Décor Lovers to include a rare or highly collectable piece to their interior. By including our Vintage or Antique pieces, you will add value to your interior and create a focal point in any space.

 

The newest pieces Birgit has sourced for the showroom vary from highly collectable Objet D’Art to 19th Century Ornaments. We have selected a few pieces to demonstrate the variety and uniqueness of the new collection.

Birdcage

A large highly decorative birdcage with architectural features in dark stained wood and 1 door.

74W x 33D x 85H cm

C19th Pair of Scandinavian Ornaments

A pair of 19th Century highly decorative Scandinavian leaf-shaped ornaments with cut flower decoration on a marble base. The pieces are sold as a pair.

58H cm

C19th pair of French Empire Candlesticks

a pair of decorative 19th century french empire candlesticks with elegant gilded bronze detailing. sold as a pair.

27H cm

Flower Still Life, oil painting by Willy Knoop (1888- 1966). The piece is framed, signed and dated 1960 in lower right corner.

 

Frame: 98.5W x 86.5H cm

Print: 90W x 80H cm

For any additional information for any of the pieces included in this blog post, please email us info@birgitisrael.com

BI Signature Collection – Lighting Collection

Lighting has been a growing part of our Signature Collection for Birgit over the past few years. We have a number of different styles of lighting ranging from table lights to chandeliers. The newest design which was introduced was the Hector Table Lamp. Using luxurious materials such as marble and bronze, the different materials create a beautiful contrast. By mixing different materials our pieces are unique and elegant, this is something we try to create with all of our lighting.

Our Hector Table Lamp is available in a number of different variations, with additional detailing or without. The picture below shows our Grey Hector Table lamp with bronze detailing. By adding the detailing, you can transform this table lamp. Each piece can look completely unique with this option. There are 3 different styles of detailing which were chosen specifically to match each colour of the marble lamp. The marble available is white, grey or black.

This tubular pendant light is called Timo Pendant Light, which is iconic to Birgit’s style, the simple shape with the use of either brass or chrome. A number of designers have used these lights over a kitchen island or dining room table, which has been an extremely popular trend over the past couple of years. The length of the cord is adjustable, so the lights be set to the exact height to suit your interior.  The Timo Pendant Light is available in 2 sizes, this gives you flexibility to create a different look with the sizes, either individually or by mixing the sizes.  Bespoke finishes are also available on request.

Our Paul Wall Light is available in two sizes, the small and large. This polished brass and black wall light has been one of the most popular pieces in our lighting collection. The swinging arm feature is perfect for a reading space with the option of having the light perfectly positioned over an armchair. This is another piece which is iconic for Birgit’s style with the simple lines and the use of bold materials.

Not only do we have Lighting as part of our BI Signature Collection, but we also have hand-picked Vintage and Antique lighting individually sourced by Birgit. These pieces are often one offs, therefore very unique and hard to source. By introducing vintage or antique lighting into your interiors you are adding character and charm. Vintage and antique pieces will also add history and value to your interiors. These pieces become more beautiful with age and can work perfectly to balance a modern space.

A pair of French 1940’s Kuper Horse Lamps are a prime example of the unique pieces Birgit sources for the showroom. They are also signed by the artist Kuper on the back.