When it comes to the creative minds of today’s lighting designers, you can always be certain that while they are looking at ways to incorporate a “leading-edge” ethos into their work, they’re also continuously being inspired by the past. In 2018, this results in designers bringing retro modern to the designer home space. When shopping for retro modern pieces, think sleek and sexy shapes, and simple, utilitarian and remarkably beautiful Scandinavian touches. Retro modern lighting design styles epitomize conscious buying, “slow design” and a balanced lifestyle, allowing you to really set the tone and pace within your living space. It also gives you a chance to express to your guests who you are and what’s important to you. As you look for fixtures, you’ll most certainly come across primary colors like white, black and gray, and materials like wood, steel, concrete, plaster and resin. Retro modern style is embodied by the Chuki pendant from Access Lighting, with its timeless geometric form, a contrast of metal spokes on the outer shade and a minimalist metallic finish. For a more minimalist piece, look to the Aileron by SONNEMAN, featuring a sleek and stunning flat panel design with a rotating wing that can be used for direct or indirect illumination.