Lighting the swimming pool area prolongs our enjoyment of these stylish outdoor spaces and creates an artistic play of light and shade. Discover these five designer lighting ideas for the pool terraces and gardens.
A swimming pool, whether in the residential garden or at a hotel, is a practical urban way of getting in touch with the luxurious relaxation offered by water. Refreshing water is one of the four natural elements: water, earth, fire, and air. The swimming pool terrace brings together all of these natural elements within one integrated outdoor space. A body of water surrounded by planting with perhaps a fire pit or a barbeque in the open air appeals to our primordial nature. Lighting the pool area, whether it be for domestic or hotel swimming pools, extends our enjoyment of these facilities well beyond the sunset. Have a look at these five designer lighting ideas from Vibia.
The Bamboo lighting collection, designed by Antoni Arola & Enric Rodríguez, is a stylish solution for swimming pool terraces surrounded by lawns and planted margins. That’s because the lights are inspired by the tall stalks of the eponymous plant and include a large variety of fittings. The bamboo-themed light fixture is designed for defining hard landscaping areas and washing adjacent walls with soft indirect lighting.
Meridiano – Floor Lamps and Side Tables
The swimming pool terrace becomes an outdoor living and dining room in the spring, summer, and early autumn. Adding a couple of key pieces of furniture, such as pool loungers and side tables, makes it an inviting place to eat, read or socialize over drinks. This is where the Meridiano lighting collection comes into its own. Floor lamps from the collection, designed by Jordi Vilardell & Meritxell Vidal, also become side tables and thus convert terraces and lawns into places where the play of light and shade – designs the outdoor ambiance. The artistic effect is romantic and picturesque.
Palo Alto Lamps for Larger and Smaller Pool Terraces and Gardens
Resembling a pared-back tree silhouette, the Palo Alto designer lamp collection integrates organically with pathways, changes of surface, or any other boundary that requires lighting around a pool. The lamp can be grouped or featured as a single angled profile recalling a slender stem. Designer Xuclà has created several models to suit larger and smaller pool terraces and gardens.
Wind Lamp Makes Pool Terraces Look More Like Living Rooms
Making the outdoor space look more like the indoors – Wind is a designer collection of oversized lamp shades that take on a familiar form made with a high-tech material. Glass fiber cord is tightly wrapped around a metal shade to provide a porous textured light. Designer Jordi Vilardell converts swimming pool terraces into living rooms with Wind lamps, soft lighting, exaggerated forms, and chill-out ambiance.
Empty Lighting Collection – an Avant-Garde Aesthetic
The folded concrete with concealed lighting of the Empty designer collection lends swimming pool terraces and surrounding lawns an avant-garde aesthetic. Designer Xuclà, together with Vibia, has conceived a lighting collection that is part furniture, part sculpture, and part lighting feature. Empty is a practical solution for defining paths and pool terrace areas.
Vibia Press / Smart Deco
Organic Lighting Design – NUS Lamps, Made of Crocheted Sisal Fibres – find out more about lamps that celebrate the age-old crafts and skilled labor of the women that make them