Hanging Bulb Lights and 2011 Interior Design Trends From Ambiente Frankfurt

Trend Alert: Hanging Bulbs

German design firm Feiling & Peiz's energy-saving Super-Light ($302) integrates its silk cord cable into the design by wrapping it around the bulb as a shade of sorts.

In addition to cloud-like lamps, one of the other big lighting trends I saw at Messe Frankfurt's Ambiente design fair this month was hanging bulbs. With handsome porcelain fittings and frosted glass bulbs, the modern light fixture strips down to bare bones, omitting a lampshade altogether. I spotted this trendy new lighting style throughout the fair from a range of international designers. Here are a few that stood out the most to me!

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