WELCOME TRE SEKEL

WELCOME TO LIGHTLY | TRE SEKEL

Swedish for “three centuries”, Tre Sekel proves that great design and quality craftsmanship can readily transcend time and place.

With a considered and sustainable production process, Tre Sekel crafts furniture from three proud centuries of Swedish furniture in the historic City Möbler factory in Tibro, Västergötland.

All of Tre Sekel’s pieces are crafted in Sweden, by a close-knit team of designers, local factories and sawmills who tirelessly craft the highest quality furniture from carefully handpicked local timber.

Their considered process runs parallel with Lightly’s own reliance on enduring relationships, small-batch and artisanal production.

LE JARDIN – NEW HANGING ASSEMBLAGES

The new collection is a sensory study of colour and form, with a palette that references Le Jardin secrets of Marrakesh; an oasis of peace and quiet within high walls, where plants and trees from five continents grow together as an earthly reflection of paradise. These tranquil secret gardens and riads gave the collection a palette described by Davies as “an intrepid journey of colour that indulges fanciful musings of warmth and desire.”

With a life-giving water feature at each gardens’ centre, these oases brought Lightly’s ongoing focus on wellbeing to the collection.

Bring depth and adventure to your indoor or outdoor plant styling this spring with Lightly’s ever-expanding range of vessels and planters.

The brand’s well-loved planters and vessels have been reinvigorated in the bold and intrepid colour palette of the latest collection, Le Jardin, while brand new pieces like hanging planters  have been added to the range.

THE APARTMENT

Having stocked lighting from Scandinavian design house MUUTO for years, Lightly is excited to announce the addition of two new functional yet sophisticated storage, furniture and lighting pieces for the home, available now online and in-store.

Giving a new perspective to the Collingwood showroom, director and designer Cindy-Lee Davies will be showcasing the new furniture alongside her own latest designs as a concept Copenhagen apartment, entitled ‘The Apartment’ at Lightly’s Collingwood headquarters. SHOP COLLECTION

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New from Lightly

Continuing to explore tactile materials and curious forms for your everyday life, Lightly has released new pieces in its ever-growing stationery range, and two new colours in the Zenith Lamp.

With a focus on our signature materials, we have expanded the range of handmade pieces, to incorporate new colours and shapes for our Le- Jardin collection.

Powder-coated spun metal tins, book ends and our classic planters are in all new black, sage and green. “Team these with our cast brass paperweights, card-holders and scissors to bring harmony to your work-life rituals.”

Images copyright Lightly 2017, all rights reserved.

RESOURCEFULNESS

Our love of resourcefulness and respect for Australian wool lead us to the oldest weaving mill in Australia, which retains all of its production offcuts for future use. Using these offcuts to make blankets, we incorporated a closed loop system that uses the blankets for re-manufacture at the end of their life.

The blankets are 70% recycled Australian merino wool and a 30% blend of polyester and recycled alpaca, mohair and cotton – cosy enough for indoors and durable enough for outdoors. Also the best YIN yoga friend.

For every ten blankets sold, Seljak Brand donates one to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Victoria. Our grandparents were refugees from Slovenia and we want to support asylum seekers making a new home in Australia. Shop the collection.

haymes paint x lightly2

Beautiful images from the recent Haymes Paint Colour Forecast 2017, featuring Lightly vessels, lighting and furniture.
You will notice many of our current collections feature as the colours of 2017 to watch out for as we worked with stylist Ruth Welsby for colour trends Volume 8. Photographer Martina Gemmola.

new from Lightly loves

Lightly Loves is a curated collection launched in 2013 of gorgeous homewares and lighting chosen to complement our own acclaimed designs. Sourced by our creative director Cindy-Lee, from Melbourne and around the globe.

Bell light designed by Andreas Lund and Jacob Rudbeck fits beautifully in most environments. Hang a mix of sizes in a cluster, and achieve a dramatic visual effect, or use one large Bell over the dinner table for visual impact. We LOVE the new sand finish!

Office Accessories

The collection of curious office accessories such as cast paperweights, card-holders, scissors and other spirited pieces explore geometric shapes influenced by Bauhaus Ballet.

 

After the series of successful collections utilising new forms in metals and stone, Lightly continues the brand’s well-known exploration of metallics with new designs in brass, silver and copper.

The collection of curious office accessories such as cast paperweights, card-holders, scissors and other spirited pieces explore geometric shapes influenced by Bauhaus Ballet.

The new pieces bring a trademark lighthearted playfulness to utilitarian objects and shapes.

 

A creative utilitarian resourcefulness and a love for storytelling is why Lightly director and designer Cindy-Lee Davies makes things.

Growing up on a farm learning post-war resourcefulness from her paternal Grandmother, Davies has been creating something from nothing by exploring materials for as long as she can remember. Slow design is in her blood.

For Davies, design is about being curious and lighthearted-‘the more limited the brief the better.’

During the GFC (global financial crisis) 2008, with resourcefulness front of mind, Davies was flying home from a Japanese design show when she gave herself a brief to make a product with a recycled material.

She decided to recycle saucers from op shops to create wall décor of a butterfly designed to be hung like a trophy. Choosing a discarded saucer (that has lost its cup) for its natural curves and delicate bone china nature, Davies reflected the natural cycle of metamorphosis. Chrysalis

Since 2008, we have recycled over 18,000 saucers, and the series developed into a collaboration with retail giant Anthropologie and with Sketch London at the Royal Academy in 2012.

The latest collection from Lightly reflects this inherent resourcefulness and utilitarian sensibility, bringing curiosity and lightheartedness to everyday objects for the home.

Timeless whites

Our curiosity and desire to innovate takes us to far-flung locations and allows us to work with some of the best artisan makers around the globe.

Today we explore the timeless nature of white and brass. With sustainable production some of our classics sell out, so grab one before they are gone! Shop here.

Australia Style Awards

House and Garden Australian Style Awards 2016, category Homewares and Kitchen and Accessories 2016.

“We love the way Melbourne designer Cindy-Lee Davies’ latest collection, Earth, references traditional water vessels seen in India and Asia, and seasonal colours of khaki, clay, cinnamon, ivory and bark. The range includes spun metal and ceramic vessels in a variety of soft and sensual shapes.” 

Shop the two winning collection Tabletop, Earth Collection and Minerals and Metallics collection. 

To celebrate the new collection, director and designer Cindy-Lee Davies has pulled together her tips for summer entertaining, to bring you and your guests together for a relaxed meal in the garden or the dining room.

+Mixed materials  – I have always loved a mix of textures, I have always loved a mix of textures and materials on my table, rather than a matching China set.

+Start from the centre – A centre feature piece is always a highlight, even for a small gathering, which is why I’ve been making vessels that work as feature pieces since 2005. You don’t need to go crazy with flowers either, this year I’ll be paring the greenery back to simple Australian native foliage.

+ Multi-task – Let your tabletop items multi-task. A small salt and pepper bowl can add a bit of colour to your table, and can hold anything from condiments to candles to a trail of spices as a feature.

In contrast to the earthy vessels, 20 new spoons hand-crafted in brass, scissors, nutcrackers and four new salad servers in brass and silver are available for  Summer entertaining.  These new tabletop pieces and Lightly’s full new collection of thirty-five spirited pieces for the home, are now available online for pre-order.

FOR HIM

Lightly presents a curated and light-hearted selection of pieces FOR HIM.

“Relationships are the core of the brand, and every piece we design is considered and timeless,” says Lightly director and designer Cindy-Lee Davies.

With a focus on our signature materials, Davies has expanded the range of handmade pieces with a sense of adventure and resourcefulness.

Our recommendations are affordable and effortless extending from curious office accessories, designs for the avid entertainer or whiskey glasses for the connoisseur in everyone.

LIGHTLY GIFT GUIDE FOR HER

In the spirit of gift giving, director and designer Cindy-Lee Davies has compiled her top recommendations for this festive season.

“The gifts you choose are a playful and personal expression of your relationships with loved ones,” says Lightly director and designer Cindy-Lee Davies.

First up is our curated guide FOR HER, a heartfelt and considered collection of warm and colourful pieces.

The new SS16 range from Lightly encompasses thirty-five new items across table top, lighting, dining and living

New Ceramics and Spice

The latest collection from Lightly includes a beautiful range of tabletop ceramics perfect for entertaining as the weather warms up and the festive season arrives.

A progression from Minerals and Metallics 2015 collection, innovative textural and material contrasts continue to evolve with new ceramics, including raw terracotta clay, never before used in a Lightly range.

The raw textures, speckled glazes and Earthy hues are perfect for bringing a textural and tactile element to your summer table

The new range is available online and in store now.

PINOCCHIO

Referencing the classic story, the new Pinnochio Light brings a human narrative into the collection. The playful puppet’s curious personality and distinct nose are brought to life with his stick legs and oversized cone, shapes that also bring to mind Bauhaus Ballet.

In development since 2010, the Pinocchio Light has only gone into production now, in line with Lightly’s dedication to slow design and sourcing the best materials.

This lighting and living range also includes the Pinocchio Table Light and the newly designed Pinocchio Table with brass accents.

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