Generation Lighting is well-known for its designer collaborations and legacy collections in all categories of decorative residential indoor and outdoor lighting. One of its latest collaborations is with TV personality Ellen DeGeneres.
The American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer has a well-documented interest in interior design and in 2015 she launched her lifestyle brand ED Ellen DeGeneres which includes apparel, shoes, accessories, pet, baby and home items.
“If I had not been a comedian and TV show host, I would have been an interior designer because I love everything about it,” says Ellen. “I’ve always been drawn to interior design because I think it’s so important to live in a space that brings you joy and makes you feel comfortable. You should always be surrounded by things you love.”
At the end of last year, Ellen launched a new lighting collection for Generation Lighting. The partnership originated from their shared passion for interior design and an appreciation for relaxed mid-century and rustic modern designs. The products are influenced by some of Ellen's favourite, world-renowned artists and feature signature details that are inspired by Ellen's own treasured pieces throughout her homes.
“Generally my design influences are from sculptors and artists like Alberto Giacometti and Jean Royère,” says Ellen. “You can see hints of their styles in the collection, but there’s something in it for everyone. Whether it’s a bohemian-style table lamp or a minimalist chandelier, every piece is well made, beautiful, playful and will quite literally light up your life.”
Explaining why she specifically chose to work with Generation Lighting, Ellen explains: “Lighting was something we hadn’t yet explored in our collections and it’s something that can change a whole space. I love Generation Lighting because they’re great collaborators and understand function and design. You know you’ve met the right partners when you lose track of time talking about sconces.”