I have to admit, I love a bit of neon. The colours are so vibrant, the glow it gives, its playfulness. We have to thank French scientist, Georges Claude, who developed and patented these wonderful glowing light tubes. During the last decade, neon has seen a rebirth, and artist, architects, and interior designers are beginning to rediscover its exciting possibilities.
For all lovers of Neon, a must see is the exhibition Neon: The Charged Line at Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool. It explores how artists have worked with neon, from the 1960s to the present day. Coinciding with the famous 'Illuminations', also on show are some rarely seen 1930s designs highlighting Blackpool's pioneering role in the history of neon in the UK.
Above images from theguardian.com
Neon has been popping up all over the catwalk recently too.
"Spring 2017 Fashion Trends from New York Fashion Week: Neon Colors" WWD article By Mayte Allende on September 19, 2016
"...two of Spring’s prevalent trends thus far: ruffles and neon." Vogue article by Alessandra Codinha September 27, 2016
So Neon is set to be hot in 2017. With increased crossover from the catwalk to interiors, you can bet you will see Neon appearing on many products and designs for the home too. This is particularly exciting as our latest fabric design is all about Neon.
Our love of art and music has inspired the design for Neon Lights. We have been long admirers of Dan Flavin and music legends Kraftwerk. The combination of Kraftwerk’s track “Neon Lights” and Dan Flavin’s light sculptures was the creative spark for this design.
Our Neon Lights fabric can be bought as fabric by the metre, cushions and shades. You can also order this fabulous cocktail chair by Galapagos Designs upholstered in Neon Lights.