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Advice from our designers: how to light up outdoor dinners?

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Spring has already begun and we can't wait to share an outdoor dinner with friends on our terrace or garden, but how can we best illuminate our mise en place?

Spring has already begun and we can't wait to share an outdoor dinner with friends on our terrace or in our garden , but how can we  better illuminate our mise en place?

In fact, it often happens that you find yourself dining in dark environments, not being able to see what we have on your plate, and we know that this is not the ideal lighting . We all want to see our dishes at their best, because we also dine with the eyes and not just with the mouth.

No soft light

Soft light, such as that of candles, fairy lights and small lanterns are good for a romantic dinner and are perfect for illuminating the surrounding greenery or the relaxation area , but they are not enough. This happens because it is underestimated how important it is to calibrate the light, even outdoors, in order to have more illuminated areas and others less depending on the intended use.

What is the ideal lighting for outdoor dinners?

Ideal for a nice dinner with friends or family? Definitely a well lit table, so you can see your face clearly and that the dishes and what is served are enhanced.

Here are 5 solutions you can choose from

If you don't have a pergola or a ceiling, you can use a floor lamp . The ideal is the floor lamp Davide Groppi Sampei : a thin stem, but statically very resistant, which reaches high heights. The luminaire projects a pleasant light from above that can be oriented as desired, creating an elegant and refined solution.

If you prefer a floor lamp decorative, the lamp FontanaArte Uovo is for you. Established design icon, Uovo is one of FontanaArte's most representative projects. A natural shape that has always been a symbol of perfection, in which symmetry and asymmetry coexist harmoniously. The shell contains a light source: an ironic idea that still conquers today.

Do you have a covered terrace or a pergola, but there is no electrical outlet to connect to? The solution could be QuiQuoQua by Davide Groppi: a real suspension lamp battery operated rechargeable. The electric cable is no longer a constraint: elegant and minimal, it is designed for interiors but easily transferable to the outside. Just be careful, at the end of the evening, to unplug the light source and take it indoors (thus taking the opportunity to recharge it).

Do you prefer a more festive solution? Here is finally a "garland" that lights up properly: The garland June can be placed on a wall, a tree or another vertical surface. Suitable for outdoors.

Vibia presents two models with 3 or 5 points of light: moon-shaped, which emit indirect light. June lamps provide a delicate and comfortable light with the latest generation LED light source.

Also Seletti proposes the garland, with a more minimal design: Bella Vista  by Seletti is a string of lights in black rubber, waterproof, for outdoor use, the total length is 14.2 meters and the bulbs are led.

With our advice you will illuminate your dinners with design and your guests will never want to leave. Lighting suited to the context makes the environment comfortable and puts guests at ease.

Don't forget to also buy table, chairs, sofas and all the accessories you will find on our site.

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