Maxim Lighting recently sent out an email that included many pictures of beautiful light fixtures, all of them sharing an intriguing trait: designs that create really dramatic, gorgeous light beams and shadows on the wall or ceiling. This phenomenon, explained Maxim, is called shadow casting. It’s just another way in which lighting is truly stunning. Why don’t we take a look at some examples of shadow casting so you can see this for yourself? Click on the pictures below to enlarge them so you can enjoy the effect even more.
This is an underside view of the Maxim Lighting Chantilly. Its woven, gathered strands of chain allow for this pattern of shadow and light.
The futuristic crystal-bedecked arms of the ET2 Zen can be spied in its shadows.
Much like the Maxim Lighting Chantilly, the dramatic ET2 Mystic has chains that allow light to shine through, though obstructed, and create stunning shadow casting. (If you’re wondering: that purple glow is most likely created by LED tape mounted inside the tray ceiling.)
Thanks to a laser-cut shade and descending rows of faceted crystals within the open drum design, the ET2 Inca casts beautiful shadows and shine on the ceiling and walls.
Shadow casting isn’t just for the ceiling! The Maxim Lighting Comet has a design that combines polished chrome and beveled glass crystals for a cool contemporary appeal.
Because the ET2 Illusion has an etched, perforated geometric pattern, it’s an ideal candidate for shadow casting. Don’t you just love those big bubbly crystal baubles dangling down, too?
The ET2 Bloom has an organic inspiration in its dramatic blown glass flower-shaped shades. Its shadow casting is a little more subtle, but still visible.
I love the hand-formed Murano glass flowers on the ET2 Fiori pendant. Its shadow casting is an ethereal glow.
Sometimes a light’s name just perfectly describes how it makes you feel. Such is the Varaluz Fascination, its shade crafted from recycled steel circles, many of those circles filled with brown recycled glass discs.
Curled, twisted aluminum ribbons in the Varaluz Pinwheel contribute to its dramatic shadow casting.