There is something fascinating about the combination of darkness, vegetation and subtle sources of light. Lamps throughout the garden, whether it is thick and lavish or minimally landscaped, can create a magic atmosphere and even a festival feel whether or not there’s a party. It is best to highlight an entrance with floor lamps or lamps mounted on the outside of the house. Sculptural lamps in elementary shapes are well-suited to hide among the vegetation. They do not draw the attention from a floral arrangement, but enhance it.
Romeo Outdoor C3 by Flos
MWV Swimming Globe by Moonlight
These bright, water and temperature resistant globes by Moonlight can turn any pool party into a fascinating light and water festival. They come in two sizes, 25 cm and 75 cm diameter. They are also UV stable and very sturdy, so you don’t need to worry about kids breaking them.
Waterproof by Metalarte
PH 3-2 1/2 from Louis Poulsen
YoYo by Authentics
Break By Vibia
Lampion H2 by Rotaliana
The textured surface is animated by the diffuse light from the inside. If you love this lamp, you can also find its indoor version at Authentics. These lights are great for dark-fearing children so they don’t feel lonely at night. I myself have one. Spared me a lot of angst, I daresay.
Tolomeo XXL by Artemide
A 4:1 scale model made possible by use of a base in concrete, while the cantilevered arms on a system of spring balancing are still polished aluminum. Moreover, the over 60 cm diameter diffuser over the light source filters pleasant warmth. It was designed as an outdoor lamp, however I do not know how many of us would use it as such.
I have loaned one out and used it as an eye-catcher over our lighting consulting table at the construction exhibition in Vienna last February. It was a joy to assemble for the 3 of us who did it, after which I tried to swing on the upper arm. However, during the exhibition, it really did its job, luring astounded visitors by and turning them into believers.