Although she’s a bit computer-shy, interior designer Sally Sirkin Lewis of Inglewood, California, favors lighting easily found on the Web from the Italian firm Flos. Recently Sirkin chose Flos’s Parentsi lamp for a private residence. “It’s sleek and minimal,” she says—a perfect match for her understated style, which mixes classic design with soft, modern, natural materials. “Spending time in Rome, Milan and Florence turned me on to Italian task lighting—I use it almost exclusively in my work,” Sirkin says. Now, if she’ll learn to love the computer, she won’t need to make the trip again.
One of my favorite lighting fixtures is Flos' classic Parentesi lamp.