Lighting Designer David D’Imperio Captures Mother Nature in His Hanging Lamps
A lighting artist who typically helps spruce up the homes we live in is looking to Mother Nature for inspiration. From his studio in rural Pennsylvania, award-winning designer David D’Imperio creates one-of-a-kind fixtures that pull from natural structures. Among the wild objects you may spot in his works? Moth wings, orchids and bluebirds.
D’Imperio’s Linear Suspension series focuses on nature’s more minute organisms. The aptly-named Beeline — with a brushed aluminum structure and stainless steel exterior — resembles a long, rectangular beehive made from a sleek patchwork of honeycombs. His 74-foot long Atlas transforms a typographical map into an impressive 3D chandelier loaded with dimmable LED lights. Other fixtures, such as the squiggly Liquid and paneled Helikon, are a bit more abstract.
Each of the eight designs are stunning, modern interpretations of things we easily recognize from the world around us and work with just about every type of room or style.
Images courtesy of David D’Imperio.