Trend Report: Rope Lighting Installations

February 26, 2013 | Alex

 Nautical-inspired lighting may be perennial in the design sphere, but lately designers (and DIYers) seem to be employing hardware store variety rope in a fresh way. This new trend is more in touch with heavy duty rope's industrial applications than its typical nautical association. I especially like the way these fixtures read as installations, but still play a functional role as light sources. Utilitarian in aesthetic and in the true sense of the word.

Original Manila Rope Lights, Atelier 688 via Etsy

Original Manila Rope Lights, Atelier 688 via Etsy

Outdoor Rope Lights, Atelier 688 via Etsy

Outdoor Rope Lights, Atelier 688 via Etsy

DIY Rope Light Strand via A Merry Mishap

DIY Rope Light Strand via A Merry Mishap

Hemp Rope +  Copper Pipe Lighting by Jay Sae Jung, via Flodeau

Hemp Rope +  Copper Pipe Lighting by Jay Sae Jung, via Flodeau

West Bridge Restaurant in Boston, via Remodelista

West Bridge Restaurant in Boston, via Remodelista

Waldraud Concept Store in Zurich, via The Perfect Lounge

Waldraud Concept Store in Zurich, via The Perfect Lounge