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Mid-Century Design Celebrates Iconic Artists... Duke Ellington

Mid-Century Design Celebrates Iconic Artists… Duke Ellington

This month we’re going to celebrate mid-century design with yet another one of DelightFULL’s inspirations. In a very fashionable way, DelightFULL and Unique Blog are honoring and remembering the great jazz musician Duke Ellington, who inspired two stunning mid-century lighting designs.


EDITORS’ NOTE

DelightFULL’s pieces were thought to celebrate the lives and works of iconic personalities that left their mark on the 20th century. Different and inspiring people like Frank Sinatra, Neil Armstrong and even Michael Jackson himself are only a few of the names that ended up inspiring lighting designs that will certainly outlast time. So, until the end of the year, here at Unique Blog we are going to celebrate mid-century design in a very special way… we’re celebrating with friends, with people, with DelightFULL’s inspirations. Come celebrate with us and enjoy a 50% discount until the 30th of April on every piece from the Duke family!

Marta Sá

Ana Marta Torre


SEE ALSO: MID-CENTURY DESIGN CELEBRATES ICONIC ARTISTS… NINA SIMONE


“You’ve got to find a way of saying it without saying it.”

Duke Ellington

 Mid-Century Design Celebrates Iconic Artists... Duke Ellington

Born two centuries ago, the eternal jazz pianist Duke Ellington first saw the light of day on the 29th April, 1899. Having had to endure many of the racial boundaries of his time, Ellington began taking piano lessons at the early age of seven. The pianist’s childhood friends, noticing his casual, offhand manner, and his dapper dress gave him the bearing of a young nobleman, thus beginning the “Duke” era.

Mid-Century Design Celebrates Iconic Artists... Duke Ellington

It was with the guidance of pianist and band leader Oliver “Doc” Perry, that Duke learned to read sheet music, project a professional style, and improve his technique. Later, in 1919, he met drummer Sonny Greer, who encouraged Ellington’s ambition to become a professional musician. This gave the pianist strength to build his own business from his previous painter day-job: when a customer asked him to make a sign for a dance or party, he would ask if they had musical entertainment; if not, Ellington would offer to play for the occasion.

Mid-Century Design Celebrates Iconic Artists... Duke Ellington

And we all know that from there, Duke Ellington would come to be one of the most famous jazz pianists of all times, as well as was an amazing bandleader who composed thousands of scores over his 50-year career. He created one of the most distinctive ensemble sounds in Western music and continued to play what he called “American Music” until shortly before his death in 1974.

Mid-Century Design Celebrates Iconic Artists... Duke Ellington

“Jazz today, as always in the past, is a matter of thoughtful creation, not mere unaided instinct.”

Duke Ellington


Inspired by Duke Ellington’s huge success, DelightFULL created “Duke Floor Lamp” and two gorgeous versions of “Duke Suspension Lamp“. They’ll be with a 50% discount until the 30th of April!

Mid-Century Design Celebrates Iconic Artists... Duke Ellington

The music of the great pianist Duke Ellington has an eternal inspiration: the floor lamp Duke. Duke is an elegant floor fixture with a short silhouette and a single swing.

Mid-Century Design Celebrates Iconic Artists... Duke Ellington

Much like the musician’s creations, Duke suspension lamp is graceful and brings a sophisticated touch to any interior design. Its sleek lines create a refined ambience, making justice to the noble name Duke.

Mid-Century Design Celebrates Iconic Artists... Duke Ellington

This other stunning version of the Duke suspension lamp is more classic, making it the right lighting element for a more vintage interior design. Nonetheless, the same key elements such as sophistication and elegance can be found in this design.

“You’ve got to find a way of saying it without saying it.”

Duke Ellington


READ MORE: MID-CENTURY DESIGN CELEBRATES ICONIC ARTISTS… ETTA JAMES


You can visit DelightFULL’s Inspirations Page as well as our Pinterest boards in order to get more inspirations.

Get more ideas for your projects and find functional, stylish and sizable lighting and furniture choices. Make sure to download our ‘Interior Design Trends: Spring 2017‘ eBook!


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