Putting the old into the new, the O2 lamps have a solid walnut or solid maple base, treated with teak oil and hold two Edison vintage carbon filament bulbs. Designed by Alper Nakri, the lamps are handcrafted into their unique shape and style. We don’t know much, except we just love the look of the Edison carbon filament lamps.
Ingo Maurer‘s unique lighting designs are an easy catch for the eyes. They do not seem extravagant, but they have been so well executed you can’t help admiring them.
Okay… so these lamps are weird. But we like the philosophy of designer Tembolat Gugkaev‘s Buuulbs lamp and Hemispheres lamp, as Gugkaev says, “The most beautiful part of female body should shine!”
In the spirit of fairness, if table lamps can go out on the street, post lamps should be allowed in homes. Thankfully, La Lumiere lamps by Gallery Vetri D’Arte aren’t like the modern lifeless cylinders you see on streets, but slightly ornate like the endangered species of beautiful old-timey lamp posts. The floor lamp is about 83 inches tall, weighs about a 100 pounds, and is available in glossy black and white.
Having fun and high-fiving a lamp is quite a pathetic way to celebrate, but better a lamp than nothing. Bye-5 lamp by designer Da Deng harps on the theme of positive feedback, by asking users to interact with it by high fives. Seems like fun, except of the, you know.. high fiving the lamp part.
Designer Aleksandr Mukomelov‘s Shark Lamp could find as many uses as you could think of a shark fin. In fact, you could even get creative to play along with the lamp. Of course, remember not to take your own jaws out with it. Also, I make poor jokes and bad puns; but that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop.
There’s only a little scope of playing with the design of conventional incandescent light bulb, without messing with the light. Design company AlessiLux got on to the job of reinventing the light bulb, using three young designers to recreate the bulbs in various shapes and sizes. The result comes in the shape of these creatively shaped bulbs, though we cannot exactly be sure if they are quite as good for actual lighting purposes, or just showy glowing pieces.
Industrial designer Stephen Burks collaborated with Swarovski to create these elegant and stylish lighting designs. Entitled “Inside Out”, the series features chandeliers decked with Swarovski crystals. Light from LEDs in the lamps is refracted through the crystals, creating a rich prismatic display.
Pipe Lights from Brooklyn based studio MESH Architectures is a series of lamps that bring together plumbing and lighting mixed into an attractive combination. Lamps can be bought from the studio’s Etsy shop.