Style setters in lighting design, Maxim Lighting stays ahead of the trend curve, anticipating and translating the latest looks in home, fashion and lifestyle into fixtures that will inspire interior décor and outdoor lighting. The 45-year-old, family-owned company has a legacy of innovation built by founder Jacob Sperling, who personally creates many of Maxim Lighting’s authentic designs. From Frankfurt to Milan, Maxim Lighting designers travel the globe in search of inspiration and evolving technologies.
Maxim Lighting has an artistic eye for turning light into sculpture and statement-making pieces that perform perfectly as practical task, ambient or general lighting. An impressive and ever-expanding collection of the latest LED lighting technology is available in all types of energy-efficient fixtures from chandeliers and wall sconces to bath vanity lights, semi-flush mount and flush mount ceiling fixtures, pendant lights and outdoor lighting.
The Carriage House Collection(pictured to the right) is a widely popular collection from Maxim Lighting. This collection reflects the beauty of hand-turned craftsmanship. This outdoor classic in Oriental Bronze finish is available with the Maxim Vivex finish and also with LED technology.
Maxim Lighting remains fashion-forward with evolving styles yet true to its traditional and timeless designs. Here are some of the latest trends on the radar of Maxim Lighting:
Brass is the metal of the moment and Maxim Lighting delivers its own interpretations of fixtures crafted of natural aged brass such as the Fairmont collection, a minimalist design with oatmeal fabric shades suspended from hooked brass rods. Fixtures come in chandeliers, wall sconces, flush mounts and pendants and in a polished nickel finish. The Contessa collection nods to on-trend Mid-Century Modern looks with its tubular frosted shades attached to a brass base available as chandeliers, wall sconces and bath vanity lights. The double frame in the Ritz collection layers a brass frame over a contrasting black frame holding a tinted glass pane and brass candelabras.
Popular celestial styles look to the heavens for lighting inspiration with the new Starfire collection of polished chrome rods tipped with starbursts of beveled crystal beads. Available as a flush mount, chandelier or wall sconce, each Starfire fixture appears as if floating in space like constellation of stars. Other futuristic fixtures include the Comet collection of bent polished chrome arms tipped with beveled crystals, the Sputnik collection with its rings of polished chrome or bronze and the Orbit collection that encases a traditional chandelier inside a modern sphere of metal interlocking circles in oil rubbed bronze.
The Steampunk-inspired High-Bay and Mini Hi-Bay collections reference the machine-age aesthetic in more than 100 fixtures to suit any style and space from gooseneck wall sconces with caged shades and Edison bulbs to more industrial heavy-gauge shades in pendant fixtures, flush mounts and outdoor wall lanterns. The diverse collection is available in a variety of finishes including bronze, polished nickel, satin nickel and antique copper with shade options such as halophane glass, smoky glass and metal.
Urban-chic continues to influence home fashion and Maxim Lighting’s latest answer to the style is the new Urban Nights collection lit by energy-efficient LED downlights from beneath the black metal base holding frosted glass cylinders lit by Xenon bulb uplights. This sleek angular fixture adds understated style to any space as chandeliers in circular or rectangular configurations. The Fusion collection lit by energy-efficient, fully dimmable LED bulbs is yet another interpretation with its dark metal base of intersecting lines and clear glass cylinders while the polished chrome frame of the Sync collection amps up the look by layering clear glass with bubble glass in cylinders lit by LED bulbs that provide uplighting and downlighting. The Flask collection adds an industrial edge with dimmable LED lit heavy glass shades hanging from a polished chrome frame of intersecting lines for bold angles.
A revival of iconic mid-20th century streamlined design fuels Mid-Century Modern’s influence in home fashion. Maxim Lighting has reached into its archives to reproduce some of its classics such as the Pinnacle collection of vertical bronze or matte silver tubes tipped with illuminated frosted glass lit by dimmable LEDs. Each chandelier provides uplighting and downlighting. The minimalism of this style era inspired the Corona collection of frosted glass shades attached to a streamlined satin nickel frame.
Outdoor lighting becomes more energy-efficient with Maxim Lighting’s latest launches powered by LEDs including the contemporary Lightray, Moda, Weave and View collections available as wall sconces in weather-resistant finishes and materials. These sleek outdoor lighting collections play with geometric forms such as the cylinders of the Lightray collection, the solid illuminated glass blocks in the Moda collection and backlit metal and translucent grids of the View collection. More traditional LED outdoor lighting styles such as the Carriage House and Dover collections pair metal scroll work with thick textured glass shades while the Knoxville collection pairs LED lit frosted glass shades with bronze frames. All collections are available as outdoor post lights and wall lights.
The Bodega Bay collection distills the two aforementioned trends with bent distressed wood interlocked as circular rings forming an orb around Edison bulb lights. The collection comes in pendant lights and chandeliers.
Faceted or jewel-cut accents add a dose of glamour, shimmering like princess cut diamonds. Several of Maxim Lighting’s latest launches are an interplay of motif and material such as the Paradign collection of faceted crystal squares and rectangles set in polished chrome and the Fifth Avenue collection fashioned from faceted crystals in cognac and mirror embellishing a drum shade in luster bronze. The Jewel collection interlocks huge beveled crystals around cascading crystal beads for a modern interpretation of the crystal chandelier.
Laser-cut technology produces some incredibly intricate designs and Maxim Lighting tests the limits of this high-tech process with detailed overlapping leaves of chrome that form a canopy shade in the Vineyard collection holding clusters of crystal grapes inside. This latest launch is available as wall sconces, pendant lights and chandeliers as a statement-making piece for any room. Laser-cut futuristic fixtures from the Mirage collection feature metal grid stainless steel shades punctuated by laser cut halos of polished nickel.
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