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Lovely Lamps, Lovely Light

Any interior decorator will tell you that lighting can make or break a space. But we’re not just talking about windows. When the sun goes down, lighting really comes out to play. Here are some obscure and abstract lamps and lighting that are bound to make a statement in any living space.

Soft Light

Have you ever looked at a pillow and thought, “that would be great if it lit up?” No? well someone obviously has and created the soft light, a truly malleable piece of light. It’s curvy fluent shape resembles some sort of pumpkin and provokes an organic and familiar appearance even though its a very man-made product. Its squishy nature means it can fit into awkward places and the warm and tangible surface invites users to interact with it. Just don’t ask how you change the bulb.

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Upcycled Lamp

We love up-cycling and this lamp does it expertly. This piece of lighting is created using an upturned metal fan guard, bit of a simple wooden chair and part of a kitchen – we think! The result is a lamp that is quizzical and intriguing yet makes a statement. It is rustically sturdy and bound to start a conversation. A particular treat is the geometric patterns of light created by the upturned colander that forms the top part of the cool lamp.

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Seaweed Lamps

This project is inspired by the sea. Through the unconventional use of seaweed as a main material for a domestic environment, the product plays on the tension between the artistic and the commercial. Ancient cultures have appreciated and utilized seaweeds for different uses. The Marine Light lamp combines a metal base and a structure of thin metal strings for the lamp-shade. The seaweed is applied on the metal strings while still fresh. As they dry, they shrink and obtain the form of the cool lamp-shade.


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Cement Wood Lamps

These cement wood pendant lights do exactly as the name suggests. Robustly built from solid materials the design focuses on clunky functionality. These new pieces are bold and tough – but also evoke a sense of reliable homeliness. The lamps are available in wood and cement or cement and wood and can be produced raw or tainted.


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Forêt Illuminée 

How to design a product using less materials and a simple structure? This is the challenge that faced Ionna Vautrin, who created the paper lamp “Forêt Illuminée”. Whilst it is made of humble white paper, it remains beautifully designed and original, providing a natural beauty that will magnify any setting.

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Plera Lamp

Crafted from ceramic and solid, curved beech wood, the Plera lamp boasts two contrasting materials: one cool, one warm. It’s superb lighting that’s true to its shape, as the word Plera means ‘funnel’ in an obscure Northern Italian language. Hailing from Italy, designer Enrico Zanolla believes his shapely lamp is the perfect expression of simplicity. Bellissima!


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