Simply stunning and inviting, these lamps by Studio ORYX in Florentine Neighborhood, Tel Aviv have been made with unusual materials like vintage skates, shoemaker’s last, sugar containers, alcohol shakers and cigar wooden boxes collected from different places around the world. The skates were found in a flea market in London, the sugar container in Berlin, alcohol shaker in Budapest, and the cigar boxes and shoemaker’s lasts in Israel. All the lamps in the collection enjoy Steampunk-ish looks and come with adjustable arms. The lamps line includes Goodel & Porti ($280), Loox & Benet ($290), Dirft & Charpel ($275) and Pop& Crafter ($290).
The shelves these days are flooded with a range of stunning lighting fixtures for both the traditional and modern home settings. If you are looking for something minimalist and classy, you might love to consider the beautiful Turner table lamp from the house of DelightFULL. The lamp draws inspiration from the dance moves of American singer and actor Tina Turner. The Turner lamp enjoys an art deco shape and the users have the flexibility to rotate its arcs into the desired position for creating a composition to suit their liking. While the arcs of the lamp have been done in brass with a copper finish, the top cover is made from aluminum lacquered in cream white.
Here is yet another amazing lamp that stands out from the crowd with its distinctive form and function. Designed by London-based Merve Kahraman, the Eliminator is a table lamp that integrates various light sources and interestingly uses paper as a curtain shade for the lighting at the top. The papers when shredded go into the box at its base and function as a nest of a new light source. To add individuality to your Eliminator table lamp, you can use paper from different magazines and newspapers. The handle on the top is used for shredding the paper that works as an unusually beautiful curtain or the lamp.
Designed as an interactive object that encourages the user to manipulate it, the Thésée lamp by Franck Dardé bears a reference to Greek mythology for its name. It recalls the famous myth of Ariadne, daughter of Minos king of Crete, who helped Theseus in overcoming the Minotaur. Like Theseus, the beautiful lighting fixture fights darkness in the maze of your living room. Born from the meeting of the object lamp with the power cable, the Thésée can also be rolled on the ground in a playful way with its cable. The Thésée lamp is made from wood collected from sustainably managed forests, and it comes complete with a bulb. The playful Thésée lamp sells for €230.
When it comes to unusual and unique lighting solutions, designers are always trying to create something that’s different in one way or the other. Designed by Sylvain Bouyer from Toulouse, France, the “Tree of light 2012” lamp features a node of 100 percent recyclable aluminum on which the branches grow. Created with an aim to use and create new rhythms with five pieces of wood, the Tree of light plays with the concept of balance and imbalance. The moving central’s branch of the lamp is connected to the four protective and support branches.
Designed by Sara Krugman, Rohit Sharma, Katie Kindinger and Andrew Stock, the Kowtowing Lamp aims to explore products with individuality. The beautiful lamp works as both a lighting unit and a data visualization device. The Kowtowing Lamp aims to express that “how things communicate” is also as significant as “what they communicate”. Made from plywood, the lamp first appeared to be breathing at its bottom portion. On further analysis, its creators found that the lamp bowed towards them instead of breathing. The upper part of the lamp is a single sheet, which has been made flexible and mat-like by a special laser-cut pattern.
If you are bored of the regular practice of switching the lights on and off by clicking the button, you ought to check out the Dock lamp designed by Manuel Amaral Netto. The innovative lighting fixture is connected and controlled by a precise action instead of a button. The Dock lamp lets you move the light and position it on a specific place. Whether you need light for reading, working or simply as an ambient light source, the Dock lamp relates with your activity in any given space.
Hardly a day passes when we don’t get to see some stylish, stunning and innovative lighting fixturefor the modern spaces, and the Cascade is no exception. Giving us a glimpse of the possible future of OLED, the dynamic Cascade kinetic OLED pendant uses Philips Lumiblades and scans the space it’s being used for the presence of humans. When Cascade identifies the presence of a user in the room, it changes its position ingeniously and discreetly to offer as much intimate lighting as possible to the user. When there is more than one user in the room, for example in a dining room or a conference hall, the Cascade switches its intimate light to general mood light.
Concepts in cool and contemporary lighting fixtures are dime a dozen, but only a few manage to stand apart from the rest. Designed by Manas Karambelkar, Markus Schmeiduch and Antoni Kaniowski, the ModaLamp is a multifunctional lighting unit, which features three different working modes. The stunning lamp looks aesthetically pleasing even when it’s not being used as a lamp. In the Lamp mode, the ModaLamp produces white/yellow ambient light and you can adjust the brightness by holding and moving the hand at a specific distance from the bottom of the lamp. When you are not using the ModaLamp for its primary purpose, you can use it as a wall clock in the Clock mode. In this mode, the lamp color changes to the time of the day.
This is without doubt one of the most vivacious lighting fixtures we have featured in the past. The Luminarium, designed by Stefano Pertegato of Milano, Italy, is inspired by the recent studies about the biologic effects of lighting, especially with respect to modern living environments. The Luminarium does a 12 hour lighting cycle, in which an indirect emission (reflected by the ceiling and taken by mixing three different T2 fluorescent lamps) changes color temperature throughout the day. The soothing morning light (3000°K) gradually gets cold until it gets to 6000°K in the afternoon. It later turns warm again to highlight the natural sunset. With the changing color temperature, the dynamic LED spotlight illustrates a slight movement in the environment and a light halo depicts the hardly noticeable changes in the surroundings.