Remember the days when interior décor and design were merely focused on what kind of marble goes best in the kitchen and which colour scatter cushion matches your curtains? When your only worry regarding lighting was if it was big enough and beautiful enough to fill up a space? It has taken decades and decades for things to change and they finally have, in no small part to Streamlight and its team of professionals.
As Summer slowly envelops us we can’t help but be inspired. The fresh, youthfulness of the season has us daydreaming of our brand of the month- Karman Italia. Founded in 2005 Karman has become a go-to design brand for unconventional decorative and designer lighting made in Italy.
Sometimes the most apt way of starting an article is also the most clichéd, yet nothing grabs someone’s attention quicker than a powerful quote, so here goes… ‘We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give’- Winston Churchill. This quote, alone inspired Streamlight to look beyond their own world and realize the importance of giving back to South Africa’s community at large…But how and who?
It’s a sad state of affairs when we only celebrate women during Women’s Month. This should be a normal occurrence not just a novelty we do once a year. Having said that we promise to provide as much inclusive content as possible. Thankfully August reminded us how ‘one sided’ we have been. To get the ‘equality ball rolling’ we’ve decided to discuss a few of our favourite South African, female designers.
We’re passionate and focused on bringing our clientele only the best of the best. Brands that stand for the same intrinsic values as us. We’ve found it all with Bert|Frank. Focused on creating timeless, classic pieces with an industrial-era twist. It’s all about quality and craftsmanship, completely opposing todays throwaway culture. Dedicated to supporting Britain’s rich heritage of manufacturing, every Bert Frank product is designed in the UK from the highest-quality materials and is created to age with you.
Since Streamlight has been up and running, we have been fortunate to design in so many different sectors. Our ability to adapt to the certain design setting is something we pride ourselves on. From designing for apartments and the entire apartment buildings, to mansions and possibly our favourite- The hospitality sector. There’s nothing better than creating something that is not only beautiful on the eyes but makes everyone comfortable in its space and actually gives back to the community at large.
Over the years, we have attended many different design shows across the world, yet there is nothing more special than being part of one in your own country. Not only did we take part, we had 4 different stands to be proud of! Our Streamlight stand, in collaboration with Float design, was clean, sophisticatedly-urban and minimalistic. With concrete wall panels, our beautiful Vibia lights and designer pieces thanks to Dark décor, we could not have been more proud!
Something new and exciting comes your way… MOODY, SEXY and oh so FASHIONABLE! DARK is the latest in lifestyle and living. The brainchild of Streamlight’s directors, DARK will be a space where design and décor meets fashion and lifestyle. Inspired by travelling the world and being able to walk into a store that offers anything and everything. The team wants to offer a one-of-a- kind experience and create a community in doing so.
Streamlight is passionate about exploring every corner of the globe when it comes to light, design and décor. We have attended all the biggest fairs in the world including Paris’s Maison Objet, Milan’s Design Week and most recently Frankfurt’s Light + Build.
Some our our favourite brands and suppliers were exhibiting at the fair. Vibia, Karman, Studio Italia Designs and Ilfari have, once again, outshone themselves.
There is something very special when doing the right thing is trendy and trending. Streamlight is always eager to jump on the bandwagon when it comes to doing the right thing. From our community work with the Ponelepole Drop Inn Centre, to focusing most of our efforts on designer LED lighting, we want to inform you as to why going green is easy, cost effective and more beautiful than ever.