Globe – The Terrarium Lamp By Richard Clarkson Studio

Globe is a suspended handblown glass ball in 12″ and 8″ diameters, available with or without an intergraded LED light source. The design of the Globe creates a unique viewing perspective of plants and other elements, often providing intense magnification or complete disappearance. Originally designed as a terrarium for ferns, moss, succulents and aquatic fauna, we quickly discovered exciting new possibilities and applications beyond plants. The nearly invisible power cord used for each globe is made possible by utilizing micro-wire technology developed for wearable electronics. Combined with discrete but incredible strong stainless steel cable the Globe floats in the air, drawing the full focus to the elements inside the Globe. At heart the Globe is a planter but it can also be used in a number of other ways; from protecting and displaying objects to diffusing and refracting light. For instance when filled with water the Globe acts as a spectacular lens – with the addition of a few drops of white or colored food dye it is possible to create some truly stunning light effects. In this way Globe is very much an evolving vessel of both matter and light.

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.

Creative Concrete Lamps Combining Body Parts And Light Bulbs

One of the annual highlights at IDS Toronto is Studio North – a curated space of custom collections presented by local and international creatives, displayed in a gallery-like setting. As part of this year’s showcase, Italian, Toronto-based designer CEK presented a series of concrete luminaries that draw from the forms of the human body. The sculptural light works each incorporate bulbs within cast concrete faces or hands, creating unconventional interpretations of the human form. CEK’s work blends body parts with bulbs, incorporating sources of light into various characteristics of the human figure. At IDS 2017, the designer presented a collection of luminaries within a booth whose walls displayed a reimagined version of Sol Lewitt’s ‘Wall Drawing 51’, connecting all the architectural points on the surface with a chalk line. Exhibited lights like ‘Eureka’, ‘La Mano De Dios’ and ‘Fel_Light_Tio’ each combine cast concrete volumes with electrical light sources. A bulb breaks free from the head of a male bust, a light emerges from the mouth of a sleeping figure, and a hand holds a source of illumination within its grip.

Releasing The Light – Concrete Lights by Dror Kaspi

Designer Dror Kaspi has created these concrete and aliminum lights for Adroma Design. They come in two variations, a pendant light, called Split, and a table lamp, called Release. The design of the partially split concrete cylinder reveals a glowing light from the inside, which was intended to demonstrate the contrast between the roughness of concrete and softness of light. The aluminum bases of the lamps come in either silver, emphasizing roughness and resistance, or one of three pastel colors, emphasizing softness and gentleness. The multiple bases also allow the lights to fit into any room decor style.

Balad Garden Lanterns From Fermob

French outdoor furniture company Fermob worked with designer Tristan Lohner on the Balad Collection, which is the brand’s first foray into outdoor lighting. With colorful handles and a natural white light, these portable, chargeable lanterns are perfect to light your garden, porch, or campsite. The Balad lamps, which are available in two sizes, get their name from the French verb “se balader,” meaning “to walk around,” letting them light the way as you move from place to place. Want to park a Balad in one place for while, grab one of their stands to hang it on. When you’re done outside, you can use the Balad indoors for extra light.

Origami Bird Lights by Umut Yamac

The Perch Light by London-based architect and designer Umut Yamac sits perfectly at the intersection of form and function: the bird-shaped light is made to look like a folded origami creation that’s illuminated from the inside. Made from actual synthetic paper, the elegant light is counterbalanced and rocks back and forth at the slightest touch or disturbance in the air. Yamac originally designed the light in 2014 as a limited edition of 20, but recently created a new chandelier-style configuration called the Perch Light Family for Moori that launched at Salone del Mobile in Milan.

Dome Lamp by Benedetta Tagliabue for Bover

Intricately assembled from hundreds of wood fragments, designed by Benedetta Tragliabue, the Bover Dome LED Pendant is an extravagant display of natural materials met with powerful LED technology. Star bursts and Fibonacci sequence patterns unfurl from the central column of the shade, gradually forming a dome silhouette with remarkable lighting effects. The LED module is housed in a compact metal cylinder that matches the canopy, and hovers slightly above the handcrafted shade – suspended separately but together. Depending on the height from the ceiling to the floor, shadows can be exaggerated or focused below, fulfilling artistic and functional roles for a space. The Bover collection, made in Barcelona, is inspired by the light playing within the sky and sea. Balancing quality and form resulting in a non-temporal style capable of adapting comfortably to future times. Bover’s products range from ceiling lights, pendants, and wall sconces to floor and table lamps.

Geometric Living Light by Nissa Kinjalina

Kazakhstan-based designer Nissa Kinjalina created “Living light” a lamp that appears as a diaphanous container, in which the light was poured. It can be carried as a handbag with light and may be of completely different sizes. The lamps can illuminate the interior and the exterior as well. Made of a metal frame, which is encased in the lower part from different sides with a thin matte acrylic.

Collection of Oversized Anglepoise Lamps

The iconic 1930’s Anglepoise desk light is something you’ve probably seen many times before, but now they’re launching the extended Anglepoise Giant Collection later this month in Frankfurt, and in May for North America. The new pieces of the collection are the outdoor versions, like the new Giant wall-mounted light for indoor and outdoor use. The outdoor lighting has marine-grade stainless steel fittings, a sealed light unit and durable silicone rubber cable, as well as 15 different color options.

BaseCamp – A Campfire For City

BaseCamp by Justin Chang is inspired by the three-bar structure used and favored in camping for its simplicity and functionality. By drawing from a mixture of traditional and modern designs, it allows adventure lovers to bring a hint of the outdoors to city life and provide illumination for daily tasks at hand. By utilizing a combination of machined aluminum and hidden mechanisms and electronics, BaseCamp provides a structural and seamless design that can equally fit on an office table and a tent floor.

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.

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.

Vintage Lamps by Salt City Lamp Works

Take a look at these great looking pieces from Salt City Lamp Works. Crafted from repurposed cigar boxes, these striking constructs are definitely going to add a touch of vintage appeal to any room and there will be plenty of chaps out there with a love of cigars that will fall for the visual appeal of these hand-made pieces. For anyone who wants to fill their home with genuinely unique, vintage fare then you’ll undoubtedly get what you’re looking for with these first class lamps from Salt City Lamp Works. The work of Salt Lake City resident, Josh Marans, there is plenty to admire with these one of kind offerings and there’s a real retro appeal that will make them immeasurably popular for those with contemporary homes shouting out for such items.

Levitating Light FLYTE

Simon Morris was 16 and he dreamt of having a hover board, so much so that he was always trying to levitate his own prototypes with magnets. Fifteen years later, he has made all sorts of objects levitate, from nike shoes to speakers, and now he has focused on FLYTE, a light that levitates. You can see more about FLYTE on Kickstarter – here. “FLYTE is a levitating light, which hovers by magnetic levitation and is powered through the air. With FLYTE, we’ve set the lightbulb free. The world moves so fast, so take a break from gravity and experience something surreal that appears suspended in time. FLYTE requires no batteries and powers light through the air via induction. Wireless power transfer transmission has been around since the days of Nikola Tesla. With FLYTE we’ve packed some of Tesla’s tech and combined it with magnetic levitation, opening up a magical world of possibilities. Our wireless power module transmits about 5V and is completely safe and harmless. Edison and Tesla can finally be friends. Power is transferred wirelessly from the base to the bulb.”

Spyder Light by daast

A design house of bespoke solutions, projects and experimentation, daast is the combined design thinking of Andrew Southwood-Jones and Alexander Kashin. Winners of the SOYA Qantas program, the designers met while studying architecture at UTS. Recognising a shared fascination for putting unusual materials to innovative use, they soon started working on design outcomes together. One of their creative works is Spyder Light. “Answering our studio need for a flexible lights source that could be moved easily and quickly, daast leveraged the abundance of metal shelving with a bespoke solution. Adapting a rubberized sheath used by electricians to join cables, both metal and electrical elements are joined to create flexible legs and house magnets.” Take a look!

Lili Lite – The Ultimate Reading Lamp

Lili Lite is a reading light, a bookmark and a bookshelf combined into one smart product. A sensor turns off the light when an open book is placed on the shelf. When the book is picked up again, the light automatically turns on. Lili Lite is an ingenious design by Studio Smeets Design that combines function and style in a simple way. LiliLite is designed by Thijs Smeets. “I came up with the idea when lying in bed putting a book away on my bedside table. There was so much stuff on there it all clattered on the floor. I thought; what if I could lie my book on my reading light? I took a pen and started sketching…”

Light Tornadoes by Martin Kimbell

British photographer Martin Kimbell created this superb series of light tornadoes by using a smart combination of LEDs and long exposure techniques. These intriguing airborne light forms were possible by simply flinging hoops lined with LEDs into the air and the result is excellent.

Dollop Light by Ash Allen

Australian designer Ash Allen has created the Dollop light. “Inspired by a dollop of cream falling gently off a spoon, I wanted to create a sensual, organic pendant light full of contrasts. Asymmetric but perfectly balanced, matt on the outside, glossy on the inside, narrow at the top and voluminous at the bottom. A 7W warm white LED globe hidden from sight, indirectly illuminates the large space below. Made from an earthenware ceramic slip casting, two lights work well together as a pair.”

Moulds Hand-blown Glass Lights Collection

Jan Plechac & Henry Wielgus have designed a collection of hand-blown glass lights named Moulds, for manufacturer Lasvit. Moulds is a collection of suspended lights, showcasing Czech crystal at its most resilient and lively form. The series captures a specific moment when molten glass resists its expected shape and freely escapes from the mould as a random, amorphous bubble. The energizing this series arises from the contrast of used materials, using the traditional craft techniques of blowing crystal glass into a beech form. “The idea came when we came across a warehouse filled with old wooden moulds that Lasvit had in their archive. We were absolutely fascinated by the thought that something as delicate and pure in terms of form could be born out of something as raw and elementally primitive as charred glassmakers’ forms,” Jan Plechá? explained. Henry Wielgus added, “We successfully attempted to create a light that blends the elegance of crystal with the rustic beauty of wooden forms, pounded together with iron cramps. Our design takes its strength from the rougher side of the traditional glass craft that stands behind its production.”

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.