Lamps and Lights: How LEDs Make Designs from Bellavista Collection Special

Lighting fixtures from Bellavista Collection are very popular with customers – at least as much as Italian luxury furniture this brand specializes in.

Exquisite chandeliers, floor lamps, table lamps, sconces, and candle holders from this brand not only serve as sources of light, but also add zest to rooms, making them look special. They easily blend in modern interiors and will never go out of fashion, because high quality and sophisticated design never do. What’s more, these lamps will last for decades – actually, just as every item manufactured at Bellavista.

Light Bulbs and LEDs

When it comes to choosing the source of light in a particular lamp, tastes differ. Some prefer traditional incandescent light bulbs; some opt for the ones with LEDs – light-emitting diodes.

On the one hand, LED lights are still perceived somehow ‘more up-to-date’ (although the technology itself dates back to the 1960s) and have certain advantages over traditional light bulbs. On the other hand, LED bulbs that fit into the sockets, initially intended for incandescent bulbs, have long become common. Just use this kind of bulbs, and you’ll be saving energy without having to get rid of the things you got used to. Bellavista Collection’s fixtures that require bulbs can work equally well with both traditional and LED ones, so each customer will be satisfied.   

For instance, if you open LIGHTING product category (where all lighting fixtures are gathered) and look through, say, TABLE LAMPS sub-category, you’ll find both lamps with traditional bulbs (AMELIE, BUTTERFLY) and with touch-activated LED (AMANDA).

What is more, the company always offers two versions of its lamps for different voltages: 220V-50 HZ (for customers from EU) and 110V-60 HZ (for the US market).  So, any of the Bellavista’s lighting fixtures will serve you well, whenever you are from.

Well, why exactly LEDs have become so popular? LED lights are widely used nowadays and have replaced incandescent light bulbs in lots of places, including homes. Many consumers switched to LED lights during the last two decades, thanks to the progress of technology, which made high-power, high-efficiency, and cheap LEDs available to all.

Consumers love LEDs because they are very bright, highly energy efficient, and impressively durable. Also, compared to incandescent bulbs, LED lamps to produce much less heat and instantly switch ON and OFF.

Environmentalists like LEDs for being mercury-free, in contrast with many compact fluorescent lamps (CFL lamps), which do contain a bit of mercury.     

Furniture designers and manufacturers appreciate LEDs because their use opens lots of new opportunities. LED lights can be made very small, so they can be placed where even the smallest ordinary light bulb won’t fit. It makes possible to illuminate pieces of furniture, such as wardrobes, bar units, display cabinets, or even beds.

Local Lighting for Furniture Pieces

Really, why not backlight a bed? It’s so convenient when you can quietly leave the bedroom at night without having to switch the light on.

Take a look at such an illuminated bed, designed in 2019. It’s VENICE from Bellavista Collection. With optional motion-activated LED lights you will never have to move towards the bedroom door in the pitch darkness. Besides, this luxurious bed is available in three width options: 210 centimeters (82.7 inches); 250 centimeters (98.4 inches), and 270 centimeters (106.3 inches) wide.

Bellavista Collection offers a number of grand-looking furniture pieces with LED backlighting. For example, TRUMP wardrobe is equipped with LED lights with motion sensor. Bar units HIM, TUDOR, and ZEUS look impressive indeed with their backlit back panels made of natural marble.

The top of RITZ console table, made of polished white onyx, is also backlit with LEDs. Its backlighting is not optional, unlike that in other furniture pieces.

No Salone del Mobile This Year Doesn’t Mean No 2020 Collection

Needless to say, participation in trade events is extremely important for brands like Bellavista Collection. Being a well-known manufacturer of Italian luxury furniture, Bellavista regularly showcases its new collections at prestigious trade events, such is Maison et Objet in Paris and Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. Actually, Bellavista Collection brand itself was first announced 10 years ago at Salone del Mobile 2010. Ever since then, Bellavista Collection hasn’t missed a single edition of this exhibition.

Alas, in 2020 Bellavista Collection will have to miss it – together with all other exhibitors. The 59th edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, which initially had been planned for April 21-26, 2020, was first re-scheduled to June 16-21, but later the 2020 edition of the event was cancelled altogether. There is no need to mention the reason why it happened… Fortunately, nothing lasts forever, and COVID-19 pandemic will come to an end.

Although canceling iSaloni 2020 did make lots of industry professionals sad – this event used to gather more than two thousand of exhibitors and hundreds of thousand of attendees in total (in 2019 there were 2,418 and 386,236 of them respectively) – everybody understands that it was the only possible solution in these circumstances.

So, the nearest edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile will take place next year, from 13 to 18 April 2021.

It is going to be really special. First, it will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the exhibition, and, second, for the first time ever all the biennial events will take place simultaneously.  

Nevertheless, annulment of iSaloni 2020 doesn’t mean that the entire industry is going to hibernate for a year. Not at all! New pieces are constantly created, and new 2020 collections already exist. 

So, what Bellavista would have showcased in 2020? Well, at each edition Bellavista Collection’s booth resembles a luxuriously furnished apartment. And, of course, each time objects on display are united under some general idea. In 2018, designs of Bellavista’s exhibits bore clearly noticeable traits of the oriental design. In 2019, this idea could be explained by an expression ‘Dolce Vita’ – a buzz phrase from the middle of the 20th century. As for the idea of the 2020 collection, prepared for the event that won’t take place, little is known about it yet. However, judging from a few recently created items – for example, a dining table named OLIVER, it is likely that the general idea of 2020 collection is somehow related to celebrating the beauty of Colors and Nature. Most likely, soon we will see this collection anyway – at the brand’s website.