My Pick: Design Professionals Select Their Favorite Wall Lights

January 13, 2021

One of the most versatile fixtures, a wall luminaire serves many purposes. It can provide general room lighting, focused illumination, and, in some cases, it doubles as décor.

We polled a group of design professionals to find out their favorite wall lamps. On the list of leading lights: Puck Wall Art, and Halo.

Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Wall Lights - Puck Wallart

Puck Wall Art was the choice of Ronni Glaser, co-president and head of design and specification at Illuminations Inc.

Vibia The Edit - Puck Wall Art HD Awards Finalist
Vibia The Edit - Puck Wall Art HD Awards Finalist

Designed by Jordi Vilardell, it features two spherical forms super-imposed on one another, a simple disc design that enables wall murals in personalized arrangements. The orbs appear in silhouette like a solar eclipse casting a soft, ambient glow.

Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Wall Lights - Glaser

Glaser would place Puck Wall Art in a living room “because it’s the perfect backdrop for conversation areas, she says.

“It provides beautiful indirect light and blurs the line between utility and sculpture.”

Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Wall Lights - Puck Wallart

Mark Linklater, head buyer at Livingspace Interiors, also selected Puck Wall Art and said he would deploy it where it can command a room.

“Treat it like a piece of art as the central focus with space around it to frame it,” he says.

Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Wall Lights - Mark

“You can create a composition that is visually dynamic so it can be the centerpiece of a wall.”

Vibia - The Edit - Halo Wall - Merging Light and Matter
Vibia The Edit - Halo Wall

Paddy Walshe, lighting designer and engineer at Dlight, picked Martín Azúa’s Halo Wall, which features a simple light rod resting upon an aluminum base. Its diffuser renders the LEDs imbedded in the rod invisible, lending the lamp an ethereal look as it washes the walls in subtle illumination.

Vibia - The Edit - Halo Wall - Merging Light and Matter

Offered with multiple light sticks, the Halo Wall lamp can be adjusted by hand into vertical, horizontal, or diagonal positions.

Walshe would position Halo in a large, double height space.

Vibia The Edit - My Pick: Wall Lights Top

“To get the full effect of this product it’s important that it’s installed in an area that is large enough for all to see what it’s all about, which is that it’s a statement piece.”