Throughout history human beings have replicated the lines, forms and colours of the natural world in art, craft and design. The neck of a goose is one such example, where ‘gooseneck’ refers to an elongated form with a hairpin curve. It seems we are naturally attracted to full-bodied, sensual curves and so the nature-inspired form of the gooseneck is satisfying to the eye. In lighting, the neck of the goose is replicated in the post of the light that attaches to a structure, (usually a wall) at one end and suspends a light pendant at the other. Gooseneck lighting has an old-world charm but because it is a classic form it doesn’t date. The natural geometry of a goosenecks light can be incorporated into a variety of old-world and contemporary decors.
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Where to install goosenecks
The gooseneck light not only contributes to the aesthetic design of a space or place, but also serves a purpose in directing illumination. Use a Barn Light Australia gooseneck to light up a footpath laneway, steps or an entrance, or to illuminate signage. Of course, gooseneck lighting can be used indoors too, such as for illuminating art on walls. A line of goosenecks along an interior wall will create a distinctive look in a café, while a singular gooseneck works to light up a cosy nook. Gooseneck lights also look great over bathroom vanities and farmhouse style kitchen sinks. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, create your own wall art with gaggle of goosenecks of different styles.
Things to consider when choosing a gooseneck
Like there are many breeds of geese, there are many goosenecks to choose from. Think about how far you want the light to project from the wall and think about which direction you want the light to shine. If you decide to mix and match goosenecks and pendants keep in mind your gooseneck style needs to accommodate the size of the light shade.
All our lighting is suitable for outdoor use, but if you’re installing lights in an area that is subject to severe weather conditions, choose a colour from the Wet Spray (2-Pack Paints) range to ensure an enduring finish.
Don’t be a goose
Barn Light Australia is a boutique lighting manufacturer, using the highest quality materials and craftmanship to produce light furnishings that are beautiful and functional — right here in Australia! Don’t go on a wild goose chase looking for quality lighting elsewhere, have a gander at the range we have at Barn Light Australia, and get in touch to find out how we can help light up you space.