Did you know this very popular phrase was made famous by the song ‘Sidewalks of New York?’ Written by lyricist James W. Blake and composer Charles B. Lawlor in 1894, it is often considered the theme tune for New York City.
Over at Lighting Majestic you can find an array of lights from the New York range designed by Sergio Sartorello to suit both a variety of budgets and any number of lighting needs. Produced by Sil Lux, an Italian manufacturer of exquisite lighting fixtures, the New York range is modern and simple and consists of a curved glass lampshade design with a lacquered grey aluminium frame and a number of colour combinations.
The New York table lamp has a grey aluminium frame with a curved lampshade over a circular base. The lamp emits a glare free light and would prove an eye catching addition, whether switched on or not, to any room. Its sophisticated design gives it a modern edge and therefore a versatility, making it suitable for either a household or commercial setting.
Also in the range is a stylish and elegant floor lamp. From a concave base, two stems emerge which connect with the lamp head to give the piece a crisp finish. The New York floor lamp would be a convincing presence in any contemporary home.
The New York range also includes both ceiling and wall lights. The ceiling light is of simple taste and has a gold leaf finish that borders either side of the light itself. The ceiling light would form an attractive centrepiece in a modern room.
In contrast, the wall light has a striking red border and a sleek, refined design. Similar to the other lights in the New York range, the light emitted is of a beautiful glow that is glare free.
By the twentieth century, to ‘trip the light fantastic’ had evolved into the commonly used and ever popular pun to ‘skip the light fandango’ a line that features in the song ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’ written by Procol Harum and lyricist Keith Reid in the 1960’s.
So will you trip the light fantastic?!
By Sarah Curtis