Mid-Century Design Celebrates: International Blues Music Day
Interior design is not the only thing that drives us. We are also passionate about the world of cinema, art, photography and, as you might have guessed by now, music. The music world in general, but the jazz and blues music world, in particular, is one of our greatest passions. Working alongside DelightFULL, it is easy to understand how the connection between the interior design world and blues music is a major one. That is why today we are more than happy to be celebrating the International Blues Music Day with a lot of mid-century design added to the mix.
The International Blues Music Day is an annual event that occurs every first Saturday of August. So, as you might have noticed, this year’s International Blues Music Day is today! It all started with an online petition in 2011 and after thousands of people had joined in on the fun, a formula was established that every first Saturday of August, the IBMD would be celebrated. This initiative came from the world-renowned blues musician Johnny Childs, and together with the NYC Blues Society, they are the lead nonprofit organization charged with planning, promoting and ultimately producing this special day dedicated to the Blues world.
HOW IS DELIGHTFULL CELEBRATING THIS LEGACY?
As you are aware, most of DelightFULL’s lighting designs are inspired by renowned people from the music industry, especially the jazz and blues world. So, on this very special day, we have selected five of the most famous Blues musicians and paired them up with some of the most incredible mid-century lighting designs inspired by their own personas.
TINA TURNER | TURNER FLOOR LAMP
Turner floor lamp was inspired by Tina Turner’s electrifying dance moves. Ideal for any hotel design project, this art deco floor lamp will fit perfectly in a modern lobby entrance or next to a mid-century lounge chair. This mid-century floor lamp has five large arcs made in brass and a semi-spherical top cover of aluminum lacquered in glossy white or any other RAL color of your choosing. With the possibility of rotating its arcs into the desired position, Turner floor light is perfect for anyone looking for a practical lighting design with a cutting edge design.
ETTA JAMES | ETTA CHANDELIER
Etta is a large chandelier inspired by one of the best jazz and blues singers of all times. Being the sophisticated lighting design it is, it boasts a nostalgic and feminine vibe, making it the right choice for every luxurious interior design. Each one of its brass leaves are shaped and assembled by hand by some of the most skilled artisans in Portugal. With a brushed gold standard finish, this bespoke round chandelier can be customized to fit your interior design project. A true example of high-quality craftsmanship, this modern chandelier features four suspended arcs, that together produce a feeling of bliss in every refined living room or grand hall.
JIMI HENDRIX | HENDRIX WALL SCONCE
Hendrix wall sconce has a round shape that was inspired by a golden vinyl player, very much associated with one of the most iconic guitarists to have ever existed, Mr. Jimi Hendrix. Ideal for every single mid-century modern interior, this wall light fixture will bring a smooth lighting effect to your room. 100% handmade in brass, Hendrix showcases a high-quality craftsmanship. With a gold plated finish, this wall light has an avant-garde design perfect for modern and contemporary environments.
NINA SIMONE | SIMONE FLOOR LAMP
Inspired by the one and only Nina Simone, DelightFULL designers have taken a classic lighting design and reinterpreted it into a fresh mid-century floor lamp. Much like Mz. Simone, this unique lamp is a strong statement piece, that cannot go unnoticed wherever it’s placed. Simone is a three-light articulating floor lamp with glossy white shades and a structure handmade in brass. With textile red wires above the large lamp shades, this retro light will create the perfect atmosphere for your mid-century modern home.
RAY CHARLES | CHARLES VANITY LIGHT
Charles is a modern vanity light designed by DelightFULL and inspired by the great Ray Charles and his electrifying music. A simple lighting design, Charles is handmade in brass and aluminum by some of the finest artisans in Portugal. The mount is made of brass, with a nickel plated finish, while the shades have minimalist perforation details and also feature a nickel plated and a matte white finish. It is a mid-century wall sconce that creates a stunning visual effect, having the possibility of being used with one or two diffusers.