Overhead lights which started as a necessity during the height of the Industrial Revolution in factories all over the globe soon found the status of intriguing design elements that brought textural and visual contrast to modern interiors.
Have you noticed that many of today’s top lamps and pendant lights feature a minimalist industrial presentation of one bulb (and little else)? For example this Lens Floor Lamp from West Elm is inspired by factory lighting. A glass shade and a steel base give this piece understated style power.
The Cloche lamp by young Norwegian designer Lars Beller Fjetland exudes grace control and charm as profiled in its striking 1930s industrial-esque form. Produced by Wrong for Hay the poetic design of the Cloche explores beauty weight and balance through an off-set cast-iron base black powder-coated stem and shade (in matte white matte black or polished copper).
Spherical pendant lamps can’t help but evoke a sleek retro look. The Soneca Frosted Pendant Light from CB2 was designed by Robert and Cortney Novogratz. Its form was inspired by a pair of antique lamps the couple bought on their first trip to Brazil. A stainless steel fixture meets a frosted acrylic globe in an unforgettable combination of materials:
Crafted from fibreglass soaked in epoxy resin the Non Random Light is for those who would want to create an instant focal point in the room without a major overhaul. While the light is most often used in kitchens and dining rooms it is also a great choice for those looking to give bedside lighting an ingenious space-saving twist.
The Brass Dome Large Pendant from Dwell Studio is more compact that large yet it definitely makes a big statement. Plus its classic form and chic shine make it versatile–it’s the perfect way to dress up the space of your choice even a child’s room! A -plated interior adds a touch of unexpected contrast.