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Discover the latest insights, designs and lighting style tips from SONNEMAN.

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From Then to Now with Robert Sonneman

For almost 6 decades Robert Sonneman, founder of the eponymous world-renowned lighting design studio, pioneered modern lighting revolutionizing the way, we illuminate residential and commercial spaces. His minimalist modern designs have pushed the boundaries of illumination within architectural and residential environments.

The Three Essential Lighting Types for the Home

Lighting is an essential and critical element in any modern interior. Creating a careful mix of the right types of home lighting has the power to shift your environment and mood from intimate and relaxing to energizing and social at the flick of a switch.

Modern Lighting Ideas for an Inspired Dining Space

The right combination of modern lighting ideas can transform your dining room, leveraging the power of light to transform your existing space into a warm and hospitable place to dine.

Create Home Office Harmony with Modern Lighting

Once considered a rare workplace benefit offered to a select few, working from home is now the everyday routine of many. Although some may find the process of designing a home office daunting, working from home offers the unique opportunity to create an environment of your own outside of typical office accommodations, one where tailored furniture, shelving and—perhaps most importantly—lighting are able to improve focus, productivity and wellbeing.

The Four Core Tenets of SONNEMAN Lighting

With almost six decades of leading lighting innovation forward, Robert Sonneman dynamically looks to the past to chart the future. He applies a Bauhausian logic to contemporary problems while always striving to think about what’s next, now. 

Choosing the Best Modern Bathroom Lighting

Bathroom lighting poses a uniquely functional and practical design challenge. We start and end the day in our bathrooms, moving through energizing morning rituals and relaxing nighttime routines. The best bathroom lighting caters to the functional needs that take place inside—bathing, grooming, applying makeup—as well as the desired atmosphere and aesthetic choices of its occupants.

How to Hang Pendant Lights with Ease

As lighting experts, we’re often asked how to hang pendant lights. The answer to this common query can be simple if you make it—first create a plan, then actualize your ideas through proper installation. Here are our simplified guidelines for how to hang pendant lights.

Choosing the Best Lighting for the Kitchen

One of the most lived-in, high traffic spaces at home, the kitchen is crucial to illuminate properly. Much more than just where we chop, cut and cook, the humble kitchen—in reality—makes up several rooms in one. It’s often a space where we get ready for the week ahead, focus on heads-down work for the day or host good friends for a dinner party. 

How to Create a Well-Lit, Modern Living Room

Lighting is an elemental factor for any space, able to invoke the right feeling at the flick of a switch or the gradual phasing of a dial. “Light is a powerful thing. It’s able to shape our moods, improve our focus and help us unwind,” says SONNEMAN founder and lighting designer Robert Sonneman. Not all living spaces are filled with natural light, however, and must be lit from within. We’ve created a guide on how to brighten a dark living room, creating a well-lit modern space with lighting. 

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