Whatever time of year it is; the glowing hot sun is a powerful image to take notice of. But as we approach the summer season and things begin to warm up, the big old sun becomes even more of a compelling icon.
Artists and graphic designers have been dedicating work to the blazing red orb in the sky for countless aeons. And with good reason, it is at once an unforgettable image, and one that is instantly recognisable. There's also the important point that if you're looking at a representation of the sun, and not the heavenly body itself, you won't damage your eyes!
The sun and detailing associated with it, are ripe avenues for designers to explore for exciting home products. Here at Dotmaison we love how it can offer so many tantalising looks and styles. Here are some very different kinds of items that all have a celebration of the sun and summer at their heart.
Drawing its energy directly from the sun, the solar cells of the Sunlight Table Lamp by Eva Solo power this stylish and smart lighting source. Capable of offering up to 20 hours of illumination through its solar charge, the lamp is not restricted by a cable so is great for an environmentally friendly and tidy lighting system. There is an on/off switch so you can keep any energy that doesn't need to be used right away. There's also a function that allows a timer to turn the light off or on automatically. A welcome reminder of the practicality of solar power.
Another fantastic table lamp drawing up thoughts of sunshine is the Cactus Sunrise Table Lamp from Seletti. Great for use tables and surfaces or on the floor, the lamps are available in different sizes. Perfect for creating a memorable look wherever they're used, the handmade lamps are produced using glass and terracotta and are finished off with a cute tiny flower.
The iconic sun is used in fantastic graphical splendour in the Sunshine Scribble Square Flower Storage Jar. Available in different sizes, the Orla Kiely jar offers a striking way to store small items and food ingredients. Snacks and treats are also brilliantly housed within the strong ceramic jar. Coming complete with sealed lid, the stylish jar is just as practical as it is eye-catching.
Sunshine and flowers is the key to the appeal of the fantastic Valencia Cushion by Bluebellgray. Gorgeous colours of vibrant topicality detail the patterns of fruits and blooms that capture the finery of a Spanish summer day. Made from a high quality linen mix on one side and a velvety finish on the other, the cushion offers a fun and comfortable addition to any room.