I’m a massive fan of minimalist, aesthetic coffeeshops and spaces, and recently, I’ve noticed that a commonality that most of these have is hanging light bulbs. For some reason, these light bulbs reaching down from the ceiling are always a fantastic touch and add to the “chic” aesthetic that so many coffeeshops, retail locations, and restaurants hope to achieve.
Functionally, these are great because they, of course, illuminate a space and do it well. The color of the light in a room is extremely important, and often, a white light (as opposed to yellow) allows a space to be more inviting, more lively, and more minimalist. And from an aesthetic standpoint, these are wonderful because they take up space without being too convoluted or overwhelming, as standing lamps can often be. I really like this minimalist design in the thin, narrow string hoisting a fairly small lightbulb, and this is ultimately the perfect combination of
Overall, these hanging lightbulbs are so predictably ubiquitous that now that I’ve started noticing them, I can’t help but spot them everywhere I go.