2017 Design Trends: Geometric Shapes

Continuing our examination of upcoming design trends of 2017, we’ve asked some of the expert lighting consultants at our Chicago Avenue showroom to share some of their favorite pieces. The results are some new and exciting explorations of geometric shapes, both basic and complex, that are becoming signature design elements in many contemporary lighting fixtures. Triangles, trapezoids, and parallelograms have never been this compelling.




Honeycomb Pendant by Luce Plan USA


Honeycomb Pendant by Luce Plan USA

Brittany Osmulski recommends this fixture.

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This large, modern statement piece is a unique example of geometric design, with a variety of hexagonal modules joined together to create unique shapes that can be customized any way you like. I love the flexibility this design gives you, and the signature beehive pattern will add a playful energy to any room.




Forum Chandelier by Currey & Company


Forum Chandelier by Currey & Company

Jackie Bowen recommends this fixture.

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Traditional with its Annatto gold leaf finish but with a decidedly modern twist, the Forum Chandelier can blend with many interiors. It balances its wild, contemporary design with an old world feel that makes it the perfect addition in a home of any style.




The Aerial Chandelier by Currey & Company


The Aerial Chandelier by Currey & Company

Steven Keplinger recommends this fixture.

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The Aerial Chandelier is a series of geometric cubes set at various angles with a silver finish. I like it because it blends the always popular sputnik style with newly popular geometric design. It provides a great amount of light, has strong visual interest and is easily adaptable to LED technology. There’s random elegance to this fixture that you wouldn’t find in a traditional sputnik or basic geometric fixture.




Kyle Pendant by Hudson Valley Lighting


Kyle Pendant by Hudson Valley Lighting

DeeDee Bayer recommends this fixture.

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Available in aged brass, bronze or polished nickel, the fun trapezoid shape of the Kyle makes it one of my favorite pendants. Though a strong contemporary fixture, the Kyle Pendant is softened by the inner fabric shade giving it a nice balance that would fit with any design scheme.




Lina Product Family by Rosie Li Studio


Lina Product Family by Rosie Li Studio

Ashley Rutter recommends this fixture.

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I love that this chandelier is available in a variety of different shapes and finish options – brushed brass (pictured), oil-rubbed bronze, black nickel, polished brass or polished nickel. It provides good light and when you walk around the fixture you see different angles of the geometric pattern, almost as if the fixture transforms itself as you move. It’s interesting geometrically but still has clean lines and wouldn’t fight with other things in a space.




Etch 50 Pendant by Tom Dixon


Etch 50 Pendant by Tom Dixon

Jeff Wonsetler recommends this fixture.

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I love the distinct shape of this fascinating pendant, and the gorgeous brass finish. It lights up brilliantly and features wonderfully intricate shadows, making it a truly transformative piece with a glamorous Old Hollywood feel.




Cartone Pendant by Kichler


Cartone Pendant by Kichler

Moises Malave recommends this fixture.

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I love the angles on this pendant and the way the eight-light cluster floats within in it. Finished with a pair of two elegant metals – gold and old bronze – it’s also available in two sizes which can allow it to find a home in most spaces.




Raimond Dimmable LED Suspension UL Listed by Moooi


Raimond Dimmable LED Suspension UL Listed by Moooi

Tyler Franco recommends this fixture.

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The complexity of this design makes this enduring stainless steel classic a distinctive addition to any home. When the only source of illumination in a dark space, the sphere mimics the interaction of molecules and calls to mind an exploding star. It’s available in three sizes, making it a dynamic piece that can find a home in a number of spaces.




Maquette Tall Single Chandelier and Maquette Tall Table Lamp by Roost



Christin Schmick recommends these fixtures.

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These captivating, geometric pieces are handmade from iron rods. I like the unusual, sophisticated take on the “industrial” feel that many are trying to achieve in their homes. The challenge of the asymmetrical shapes in the chandelier is exciting for me as a designer and balances nicely with the table lamps.




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Hex 750 Pendant by Residential Lighting


Hex 750 Pendant by Residential Lighting

Featuring a unique, hexagonal ring of finished brass, this sleek LED fixture is a perfect modern alternative for any home, office or retail space. The design is simple and elegant, featuring geometric design in its purest form.




Fulton Product Family by Hinkley Lighting


Fulton Product Family by Hinkley Lighting

With a variety of options available – including chandeliers, wall lights, sconces and the pictured Fulton Multi-Light Pendant – the family of Fulton products from Hinkley Lighting is a diverse collection of unique trapezoid-inspired designs. Available in both aged zinc and bronze, these Fulton fixtures blend a thoroughly contemporary feel with an industrial edge, that will make them a perfect fit for the modern home.




Finnegan Chandelier by Feiss


Finnegan Chandelier by Feiss

Featuring vintage Edison bulbs and intersecting rectangles finished in old bronze, the Finnegan Chandelier is one of the hottest new additions to Feiss’ product line in 2017. Unafraid to make ample use of negative space, the Finnegan’s clean contemporary lines contrast with its vintage light sources for a bold industrial restoration feel.




More Geometry

V Wall Sconce

V Wall Sconce
by Resident Lighting
$2,250

Quad Pendant

Quad Pendant
by Et2
$790 - $1,300

Planar Large Pendant

Planar Large Pendant
by Hubbardton Forge
$2,393 - $2,409

City Lights Chandelier

City Lights Chandelier
by Kichler
$1,054

Wedge Chandelier

Wedge Chandelier
by Blackjack Lighting
$2,970 - $6,300