Elegant Papier-Mâché Lamp Sculptures

For nearly 10 years, Sophie Mouton-Perrat and Frédéric Guibrunet have combined soft lighting with delicate paper craft to create ethereal sculptures. Working under the name Papier à êtres, the duo uses the papier mâché technique to construct life-sized women clad in elegant, billowing gowns that double as lamps. The top portion of the unconventional, all-white lantern features the ladies’ upper bodies while their pleated skirts illuminate the space. To produce these creations – which have been displayed in locales like the Paris Opera House – Mouton-Perrat and Guibrunet work in true collaboration. They are each responsible for half of the sculptures: Mouton-Perrat shapes the figures and concentrates on characters’ facial features, hair, dress, and graceful poses, while Guibrunet develops the base and lighting. Once assembled, the couple’s handiwork is a stunning fusion of art and technology. Although it appears as one cohesive piece, their individual contributions shine at separate times. When the lights are off, Mouton-Perrat’s beautiful details are visible. Once it’s dark, however, the exquisite yellow glow is all that’s seen.

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.

Mygdal Plantlight Brings Life Into Windowless Spaces

Emilia Lucht and Arne Sebrantke of German design studio We Love Eames wanted to create a lamp that would allow greenery to grow in windowless spaces. They drew many different ideas, but settled on one they named the Mygdal Plantlamp , a lamp that would allow a plant to grow inside it, without the use of direct sunlight and water. Arne then set out to create a template for the glass lamp to be shaped on. This involved creating a mold. Then the glass had to be blown for the lamp. Below we can see the glassblowers molds being carbonized. This helps the glassblowers form the glass into the desired shape. The glass blowers then work the glass to create the shape needed for the lamp. The end result is two versions, a pendant lamp and a standing lamp, that both have small plants growing in them, with an LED light replicating the need for sunlight. The standing lamp has a special feature. There’s an electrically conductive glass coating (patent pending), which is able to stream the electricity invisible along the surface, which means there is no cable connection between the power source and the LED light. The lights are a completely self-sustaining ecosystem, where they claim the plants can grow undisturbed for years.

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.

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.

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.”

Moomin Lights by Feelis Helsinki

Feelis Helsinki is an investment and development company for prominent Finnish design companies. "В want to celebrate the anniversary of highly admired artist Tove Jansson with our collection of Moomin lights. We hope – besides lighting up everyone’s day – to bring the characters of Moomintroll, Snorkamaiden, and the Hattifatteners alive in people’s lives." Take а look!

Aura Collection by Jasper van Grootel

Jasper van Grootel of JSPR has designed a lighting collection named Aura. "The Aura collection consists of a variety of three circle shaped lighting items in different sizes. Crafted of Anodized aluminium and fixed with fairground light bulbs these design objects are sophisticated yet playful. It is possible to connect thru the Aura’s; create an immense lighting object by making a range of the same or different sizes offered. These lighting items ad a luxurious and intense atmosphere to a space, whether it’s in a hospitality facility, in an office, a living room or even in a club. Available in three standard colours: black, silver and gold. Every other colour is available on request." Take a look!

Monochrome Pendant Light LETi by Studio Macura

Studio Macura have designed LETi, a pendant light that includes a clip-on 3D printed bird. “LETi, is a monochrome pendant light with a clipped 3D printed bird around its textile covered cable. These monochromatic pendant lights are available in three colors, black white and red, each supporting a color matching figurine of a wood pecker. There is a fourth version including a white lamp and cable with a desired colored bird. The fantastic technique of 3D printing transforms a basic pendant light into an iconic poetic object.”

House Lights by Design Studio Autumn

Autumn is a small Sydney based design studio run by Kristian Aus. This design studio has designed creative lamps called House Lights. These lamps look like small cute houses from fairy-tales and children’s stories. They are made simply from a combination of rotational-moulded PE and rubber parts. Just a few lights create a whole village.

Limited Edition XX Light Bulbs

Artist KAWS has recently collaborated with The Standard Hotel in creating a limited edition (1,000 sets) of an enhanced version of the light bulb. The artist wanted to create something basic that could be found in every hotel room and with that in mind, he redesigned the light bulb with a very artistic touch. It greatly advances Thomas Alva Edison’s improvements for a more selective 21st century aesthetic. The KAWS set of light bulbs comes in the following colors, Red, Purple and Green along with KAWS signature XX. The set is availiable online for $65 and will also be available inside the Standard Hotels in Hollywood, Los Angeles Downtown, New York and Miami.

Steampunk Liquid Lights

Liquid Lights created by designer Tanya Clarke are positioned as sculptures but not as interior elements. They are created from recycled plumbing pieces, LEDs and hand sculpted glass drops. Through combining all those components we get various steampunk lights: wall lights, desk lights and even liquid lights for streets instead of standart streetlights. It’s a little bit hard to imagine such decoration within one particular apartment but who knows… perhaps it’ll look steampunky cool!