The Luceplan Effect

February 27, 2023 • DesignHome Decor

when i moved into my first apartment with my then-boyfriend (now-husband), neither of us brought any furniture from home. because our parents were kind enough to let us live with them until well after we graduated and got jobs, we were able to save enough money to invest in all new things for our first shared home. our family helped us build a wardrobe in our bedroom and a library in our living room, things i still miss to this day. we decided that with the rest of our budget, we’d keep everything as basic as possible – which meant lots of ikea. but there was one thing we immediately agreed on as worth a larger investment, and that was DESIGNER LIGHTING.

my husband was raised to appreciate timeless and iconic design, and i was raised to know there’s nothing that can make or break the atmosphere in a room like lighting (if you follow me on instagram, you might remember the meme i shared there – i stand by that). the combination of those qualities made us splurge on several big ticket items all over our apartment – from my home office to our night stands, and from the lighting over the dining room table to several floor and table lamps further adding coziness to our living room. we researched a lot of brands and looked into the history of several designs, because we wanted to make sure that we picked out lamps that didn’t just aesthetically appeal to us in the moment, but would be timeless and able to move through life with us. we went back and forth on lots of different possibilities, but we never hesitated about including LUCEPLAN.
the costanza spoke to us immediately because its shape strikes such a wonderful balance between sleek, modern design and the ‘core idea’ of what a lamp should look like. the design fits into warm, cozy interiors as well as it does in a modern, more functional space, which is why you see it pop up in restaurants and hotels as often as in office environments or museums. we settled on a COSTANZA FLOOR LAMP and a smaller COSTANZA TABLE LAMP, both of which created a beautiful contrast to the original hardwood floors and high ceilings with ornate moulding, while they were still classic enough to feel natural in that environment.

fast forward 12 years and both lamps are still part of my favorite features in our current living space. while our style has evolved and we’ve gone on to add other lamps in styles that are different from luceplan, that has not detracted from the beauty and atmosphere these lamps add to our daily life. i especially love the dimmer on the floor lamp, which has no less than four different modes, making sure the light is never too bright (our girls also love turning them on and off by using the sensorial rod). while we have the versions in the original aluminum with white lamp shades, the lamps now also exists in messing and with lamp shades in a variety of colors. there are also different iterations of the iconic design that can serve as overhead lighting, discrete night light or reading lamp on the wall. i honestly don’t think i’ll ever get tired of the constanza family and i don’t rule out ever adding another lamp if we ever move.

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