Vintage Lamps from the Headlights of Old Vehicles

Berlin-based Urban Light Factory creates unique, vintage-looking lamps from the headlights of old vehicles. Taken from junked cars, motorcycles and even farm tractors, the headlamps are turned into tripod-based work lamps or hanging pendants. Although they’re re-wired, their exteriors are not fixed up and repainted. Thus the lamps have fantastic character, revealing all the dings, nicks and scratches they sustained during their road lives. Their products come to you in wooden boxes made out of scrap and cut-offs. And the company has thought user maintenance through – with each lamp they send the custom tools you’ll need to get it open when it eventually comes time to change the bulb. There’s also a booklet with each lamp explaining that lamp’s specific history, which is pretty neat.

Whimsical Lighting Collection by Ingo Maurer

German lighting prodigy Ingo Maurer is often called “a poet of light”. Able to infuse a simple object like a light bulb for example with a poetic exploration of a conceptual theme, German lighting prodigy Ingo Maurer’s work bridges art and function. His fascinating light sculptures capture the imagination and are uniquely different. Ingo Maurer is fascinated by what he calls the “magical and mystical” properties of light. Ingo Maurer constructs luminous atmospheres that play with traditional concepts of color, brightness, and shadow.

Kaiser Idell Luxus Lamp

True to the ideas driving the design philosophy of the Bauhaus, the Kaiser Idell Luxus Lamp ($815) shows us that a simple device, in this case a desk-top lamp, doesn’t need to look like a boring appliance. With its characteristic dome top, curving details, and glossy black embellishments, this recently-reintroduced design is a credit to the original. With chrome-plated steel and brass construction, as well as patented swivel joints that adjust the angle of the light, this lamp is more a work of modern art, than a simple device for illuminating whatever it is you’re working on.

House-Lamp by Lauren Daley

San Francisco architect Lauren Daley created the following collection of House-Lamps. Lauren takes the simple charm of a hand-assembled and finished wooden model home, and applies high tech CNC laser cutting for efficient parts creation, and light sources for beauty and practicality. There are three styles, Eco, Modern, and Bungalow, all fashioned from basswood, with a choice of stained solid or plywood base, and with or without a handy task lamp. Have fun!

“ColoredShape” Wall Lamp

If you want to add some creativity to your interior then pay your attention to this lamp created by Italian designer Sabrina Fossi. The concept was inspired by the classic silhouette of the bed-side lamp. “A solution created with the goal to reduce its volume, redesigning the contours and making it an iconic modern silhouette, a pop tribute with a heart of light, which doesn’t conceal the function, but that exposes it, frames it.” Called ColoredShape this lamp is available online on the designer’s Etsy shop at about $99.

Mechanical Table Lamps by Kozo

If you remember mechanical desk lamps that we’ve shown you long time ago then you will enjoy similar table lamps created by the same manufacturer. UK company Kozo produces table lamps that feature an innovative base made from galvanized iron pipes and fittings – inspired by waterworks, and complete with a charming faucet-handle for its on/off switch. You can bought these interesting and unusual table lamps by visiting Kozo. Have fun!

Modern Lamps by Giles Godwin-Brown

Today we will show you two interesting modern lamps created by product and lighting designer Giles Godwin-Brown. Both lamps are two dimensional. The Nepa Lamp is a wall-mounted six feet lamp equipped with friction hinges to allow the piece to pivot away from the wall. Constructed of birch plywood and stainless steel with some aluminum details, it utilizes high-powered LED lighting. The Candor Lamp is also wall-mounted and is constructed of cotton and timber. Wired with LED lighting as well, this lamp features a transparent strip that generates a "halo-like" glow on the wall it is mounted on. Take a look!

Playful Lolita Lamps by Moooi

The following beautiful Lolita lamps by Moooi are availiable in the Lolita Pendant, the Lolita Table Lamp and the Lolita Floor Lamp designs and a huge range of colors to allow you to easily bring playful edge to your home. Designer Nika Zupanc herself says, “My imagination chases female archetypes intentionally. Frivolous, even naive objects are my favorite victims. And when, during such a process, I manage to be creative in an evidently reserved way, I then touch the purest meaning of my work and frivolity becomes timeless elegance. Lolita is here to play with your emotions. She is here to break your everyday routine.”

Creative Table Lamps by David Taylor

You’ve probably seen a lot of table lamps in the Internet and on the pages of our website. But the following one are worthy for additional attention. Sweden’s David Taylor creates a extremely creative and unusual table lamps from stainless steel tubing, clamps, paper and other different materials. Each lamp is an unique and mindblowing work of art.