Ambienta – Modern Table Living Lamp

This cool new Ambienta Living Table Lamp from French designer and architect Daniel Pouzet combines a hydroponic planter with a table lamp that not only provides ambient illumination for humans, but essential light for the plants growing beneath it as well. The planter base supports up to six hydroponic or traditional soil plants such as low-light tropicals, ferns, or succulents and the lamp above casts light downward in three intensities from a circular array of LEDs or, with a flick of a switch, upwards to brighten a room. It features an open column down the center for filling the base’s reservoir with water, a built-in timer, and growth medium. Perfect for any spot in your home or office in much need for a unique decorative blend of light and nature. Also you might be interested in our collection of industrial table lamps.

25 Industrial Table Lamps In Vintage Style

The mention of ‘vintage lamps’ usually brings to mind ornate metal lamps with elaborately embroidered shades. Well, it is time to move on with the ones in this list. Made with old fittings, these lamps with a touch of the avant-garde are perfect tributes to the spirit of adventure.

DINA Lamp – Modern Desk Lamp that Needs Money to Activate

Contemporary product design studio MOAK has created a modern desk lamp that requires money to activate. “We have become light dependents and without it we would have long, sad and in-officious nights, but we have forgotten that it is a resource that we must pay for and we even misspend. What if a lamp helps us to be aware of the value of light, energy, and money? DINA needs money to activate, coins are the ones who transmit power to let it shine. It is more than just a lamp; it is a different way to light up our consciousness.” So, if you need a light you have to pay simmediately for it! Great idea, don’t you think?

D’Light – Elegant Kinetic Award Winning Lamp

The D’Light is a kinetic lighting device that adapts its style based on the kind of mood you’re trying to set. With the ability to orient itself in various different shapes, each with a completely unique character, the D’Light works beautifully as a table lamp, a floor lamp, a hanging pendant lamp, or even an ambient kinetic-artpiece deserving to be in the center of your home! The lamp comes with a table-top base, but can be attached to any outlet, as long as it has the freedom to freely shape-shift. Fitted with a smart-bulb on the inside that can change colors, the lamp has a honeycomb-esque paper pattern on the outside that can freely rotate, and comes mounted on a specially designed frame that turns via a motor, controlled by the D’Light app. The highly intriguing honeycomb pattern not only allows the lamp to rotate the way it does, but it also does a rather wonderful job of scattering the light. The honeycomb lampshade is tear-resistant and washable. The jellyfish-esque D’Light is a winner of the Good Design Award, the iF Design Award, and the IDEA Design Award. Plus, all profits from the D’Light go to providing educational scholarships (Donation + Light), reinforcing the metaphor of light being a symbol of knowledge and wisdom! Also we recommend you to check Chocolate Lamp and Floating Lamp.

Lovely And Unique Smart LED Lamp Bero

Bero is an unusual smart desk lamp that can express a variety of colors and controlled by its own application. It has no button to turn the light on or off. You can knock Bero’s head or body twice to turn the light on or off. This is the difference with existing products with which you can touch specific areas to turn the light on or off. It’s an original function that you cannot see in existing lamp products. Bero has RGB LED to offer experiences in a variety of colors. You can express diverse moods by changing colors with the application. So you can have Bero with a variety of diverse colors. Also you can use application to turn Bero on or off at a specific time you want. So, you don’t need to fall asleep in the dark and wake up in the morning with noisy alarms any more. Bero is a spirit of light that flies between trees in the forest and shares its light energy with grass and trees under shades to help them growing. In addition to Bero is very curious and goes outside the forest at night. It watches over sleepless children at the windows and then goes back to the forest when the sun is about to come up.

Lamp Plants Glowing In The Dark

The artist behind Mar de Fe designs took inspiration from the rain forest to construct a thriving pot of green-lit leaves. Add one of the lamps to your living or bedroom for additional ambient lighting, and as a piece of nature-infused art that will make you feel both at peace with Mother Earth. Lamp Plants are lined with LED lights and contain only fake floral art. No need to water them. Interested? Check Etsy for more information.

Wooden Lamp With Levitating Switch

This lamp is breaking away from traditions, with a switch in mid-air. Its unique design brings magic into your life. Allocacoc DesignNest are helping designers to realize their product ideas into the market. Li Zan Wen, a Chinese designer came up with the HENG Balance Lamp. “HENG” is Chinese for Balance. The wooden balls in the simple wooden frame are used as a light switch. The way of pulling the switch is inspired by the old “pulling switches” in our childhood memories. The product appearance and design are based on the traditional Chinese round fans and window frames. The lights are placed inside the ring-shaped frame and when you turn the lights on, the frame will lit, creating an ethereal Zen feeling. It will bring joy to a boring and monotonous life; it creates interaction between you and the product. A high-quality beech wood material is chosen, because it represents the warm feeling of nature. Heng Balance Lamp is put on Kickstarter to get it funded and to realize HENG!

LZF’s Handmade Wood Lamps in Set of Creative Images

Photographers Nienke Klunder and Wiglius de Bie have produced a photographic montage for LZF that juxtaposes fragments of several art movements, including Surrealism, De Stijl, and Modern. With dramatic effect, Klunder and de By present a number of LZF’s handmade wood lamps in a series of creative scenes. The radiant Dandelion, slinky New Wave and peculiar Life-Size Fish are just a few of the lights on show.

Origami-Inspired Animal Lamps

Today we want to show you beautiful origami inspired lamps. “The idea came to life last Winter when Hugo surprised Teresa with two rough versions of paper models – a penguin and an owl – each with a lamp inside. It was the start of our paper lamp enterprise which combines DIY papercraft modeling with illumination. From then on, the designs evolved, new ideas were developed, materials were tested and our workspace was invaded by all sorts of animals. This September, we unveil our clan of paper lamps. Our designs are inspired by the origami concept of folding paper figures and result in a group of original companions to have around the house. Each of them presents individual features enhanced by their movement and position. Glowing in the dark is the ultimate effect to bring out their liveliness. Models are made with high-quality 160g paper and colours were carefully selected to create different and unique ambiences when the paper lamps are lit up. OWL paper lamps consist of a DIY kit with the necessary items to assemble our designs. We challenge people to give their personal imprint and actively participate in the making of the models. A completed DIY paper lamp could be a good idea for those who choose to offer personalized and exclusive gifts that make a difference.”

The Monk Concrete Lamp By SKELD Design

Passionate about the cosmos and “out of this world” design, the team behind the Kiev-based SKELD Design studio creates lighting and furniture seemingly brought back from the future or at least from a parallel universe. The geometric-inspired products have a contemporary style as well as a distinct personality, and The Monk is a perfect example. Its silhouette is instantly recognizable, though it may take a few moments to make the connection, as the shapes have been stylized in an abstract design. The Monk as a merely refined modern lamp without thinking of the beloved green Jedi master. The resemblance with the popular character didn’t come to light until the 3D sketching step of the design, when the two pyramid shapes were brought to life. For obvious reasons, the team had to give up on their initial plan of naming the lamp The Jedi, but the new name works in the lamp’s favor, as it lends the product a touch of ambiguity and accentuates the silhouette’s connection to a related architectural structure, the abbey. The two sections of the lamp are made of concrete and ash hardwood, in a gorgeous contrast of tones and textures; a simple metal button and a textile power cord complete the minimalist appearance. Like all the products made by SKELD Design, The Monk is designed and assembled by hand in the company’s workshop, with each lamp made-to-order.

All Around Lamp by Maria Novozhilova

Echoing the silhouettes of major cities, like Milan and Sydney, the All Around Lamp is a geometric floor lamp that doesn’t have a top or bottom. Designed by Maria Novozhilova, these tetrahedron-shaped lamps use LED technology to create a warm ambiance. The thin frame of the lamp holds each engraved piece of plastic that features abstract drawings referencing those city capitals. Moreover, the All Around Lamp is a hybrid object – if you flip the larger-sized lamp, it even turns into a small side table.

D-12 Lamp – Innovative Modular Lighting System

The D-12 Lamp is the brainchild of Plato Design and is a modular lighting system that boasts both visual appeal and an impressive amount of versatility to boot. Billed as the revolutionary LED lighting system created to suit your changing needs thanks to its magnetic connections which allows you to reconfigure it as and when you please. Decide upon the number of modules that you require for your workspace and direct the light as you see fit, the D12 Lamp really is a decidedly functional piece of lighting for any home or workspace. A cool aesthetic coupled with the customisation opportunities really make the D-12 Lamp stand out from the crowd and you can still pick one up for a bargain price over on Kickstarter now.

Wellness Lamp LUX3 Will Boost Your Mood And Health

LUX3 is a wooden designer lamp, in the form of a light emitting cube, that transmits well-being via colored light or through the use of water enriched by color energy. An easily understood app allows you to interact with LUX3 and gives you all the information you need to use it. Uniting craftsmanship with the latest technical innovations, each LUX3 is completely handmade in Italy and lets you choose your light color to compliment your mood or to work in harmony with your circadian rhythms. Check this project on Kikstarter.

Bicycle-Inspired Handlebar Lamps From Industrial Kid

Designers from Industrial Kid create Handlebar Lamps inspired by bicycles. They take disused bike handles and turn them into a striking and functional piece of lighting. Lamp comes in a variety of colors and styles that one can pick and choose from. Spare parts such as brake levers, grips, Bowden cable housing and stem available in 10 different colours to compliment any interior, including kiwi lime green, strawberry smoothie and chocolate brown. And the handlebars actually switch the lamp on and off!

Unusual and Modern My Bird Lamp by Anastassiya Leonova

The My Bird is a design project by Kazakh designer Anastassiya Leonova. As it was said on the designer’s website this is a “Collection of the interior lamps. Which was created from the inspiration of looking at the birds.” It doesn’t quite look like a bird but it also doesn’t look like a lamp in a common sense. It looks unusual, modern and for sure will draw your attention in any interior. So don’t waste your time and jump into the post for more photos!

The Illuminating Folding Light

Michael Jantzen has created Folding Light. Instead of interacting with light on the scale of a building, the small sculpture allows one to interact at the level of the hand; a feat that captures the importance of this essence in a way anyone can create and experience. Starting out as a simple white cube, four of the corners are hinged in a way that allows you to neatly fold the sculpture in over itself. Doing so to any of the four corners reveals the architecture of the interior, which features a single energy efficient bulb housed in a light diffusing shield and surrounded by six horizontal yellow planes. The planes combined with the light diffuser soften the bulb to an effervescent glow, and demonstrate the nature of light by encouraging it to dance, reflect and refract off of its surroundings. These interactions become a game of sorts, as when you open up the corners the light further bounces off of the shell that once held it within and varies depending on how many of the corners you open, and how far they are rotated.

Little Robot Man ‘Lampster’

A couple of San Francisco-based designers have launched a new lamp that looks like a little robot man. The “Lampster” has a head that is based on old-style tractor headlights, and can produce different colors, because of the RGB LED bulb inside it. The body has a stance that’s ready for action, and gives it loads of personality. The designers are even offering to do custom paint jobs on them, to make them even more unique.

Luna: A Lantern That Looks Like a Moon

Taiwanese design firm Acorn Studio recently announced a new lighting system that mimics the color and shape of a moon. Luna is a dimmable halogen light housed inside a glass fiber and non-toxic latex housing that comes in 7 different sizes ranging from 3.2″ to 23.6″ in diameter. “Inspired by the moon, the artwork – Luna, hopes to bring more delight and content into your life. Indulge yourself into the moonlight. Let Luna illuminate your space, and your mind. It’s the design decor that turns your space into a magical world. It’s the lamp that lightens up your favorite reading corner. You decide what Luna is, and how you want to make your life prettier with it.”

Ceramic Lighting Collection from ENTLER

Based in Los Angeles’ Echo Park, design studio ENTLER recently launched a lighting collection made from ceramic. The unique lamps begin as hand-modeled forms built by Jonathan ENTLER, a process that involves working with the natural material’s properties. Once formed, the lamps emerge from a custom-engineered casting process. They almost look like wilting plants or some kind of one-eyed creature looking down. Besides the table lamps, there are hanging lamps as well.

Cracked Log Lamps by Duncan Meerding

Tasmania-based furniture designer Duncan Meerding loves the outback wilderness, which comes across in his work – his most popular pieces are simple logs whose natural cracks emit soft, warm light. Meerding is also legally blind (he retains 5% of his vision in his peripheries), so the use of light in his pieces helps him communicate how he sees the world. “Many of my designs reflect my interest in light and its dispersion, represented by my simplistic forms and different lighting designs,” he writes on his website. “Being legally blind, this vision of light emanating from the peripheries and the highly tactile nature of my work reflect the alternative sensory world within which I design.” At his design school, he learned to adapt by feeling the grain of the wood and listening to hear when his chisels stopped cutting properly. He works with a speaking tape measure that he calls his “old mate.” His cracked log lamps, as with many of his other pieces, are sourced from sustainable materials in order to preserve the wilderness that he loves so much. “My work should not merely be seen as something that looks nice, it should remind us of our intrinsic connection with nature and the effect that we have upon it.” Be sure to check out his online store, where he has glowing cracked log lamps and stools for sale!