Lighting

Mater Black Dome and Shade Pendal Lamp

I think my heart stopped at the sight of the Black Dome Lamp. What is it about black matte lamps? Maybe it’s that the appearance is so contrary to their function? Whatever the reason, these two lights are lovely and minimalist (and expensive).

The dome lamp is an iconic representation of “what is light.” Light emanates evenly in a 360 degree pattern from its source (such as in the case with the sun), so therefore the most honest approach toward the design of a lamp was a spherical solution. The design is essentially a “globe” form, “hollowed out” to allow the light to distribute. Such a mathematical solution enables the design to be timeless and familiar, however completely new in approach, as it is more of an engineering solution than a fashion-based one.

Shade Pendel Lamp (left), $1,000.00
Designed by Signe Bindslev Henriksen & Peter Bundgaard Rützou, (9.8h x 23.6w x 23.6d)

Black Dome Lamp (right), $700.00
designed by Todd Bracher, (15h x 15.7w x 15.7d)

Also by Mater: Counter Stool

Purchase Information:

Price: $700.00
Availability: Buy Mater Black Dome and Shade Pendal Lamp here

Met Chandelier by Hans Harald Rath

10 grand for roughly 10 inches of light? Sure, but I’m taking it everywhere I go and it’s also going to double as my new favorite hat. Here’s some history on the 1960s-esque, Sputnik-style chandelier.

Designer: Hans Harald Rath
Manufacturer: Lobmeyr
Nickel-plated brass frame, Swarovski crystal, and hand-cut crystal

24″ D, $15,634.00 at TableArt
30″ D, $11,740.00 at Moss
33″ D, $26,845.00 at TableArt
39″ D, $29,990.00 at TableArt
51″ D, $63,185.00 at TableArt
63″ D, $78,465.00 at Moss

Purchase Information:

Price: $11,740.00
Availability: Buy Met Chandelier by Hans Harald Rath here

Candleholder with matches

This reminds me of the Candle with matchbox (which, btw, I can’t find for sale online anymore), in that it conveniently integrates the match box into the design of the candleholder. No more searching for random matchbooks in the kitchen drawer every time you want a little candlelight.

Design: Kristina Stark Design
One box of matches is included in the price.

Length: 6 cm, Width: 4 cm, Height: 2 cm, $17.00
Length: 12 cm, Width: 7 cm, Height: 3 cm, $38.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Availability: Buy Candleholder with matches here

USB Rechargeable LED Light

Desk lamp or book light, this rechargeable LED light sounds like a handy thing to have around.

This versatile mobile light can be clipped onto a book, or used as a desk lamp when inserted into its charging dock. Simply swivel the dock and pivot the head to direct light exactly where it’s needed. Charge through any USB port with the included USB connector.

Size: Assembled: 11h x 4.5″ base diam.

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy USB Rechargeable LED Light here

Totem Votive Set

Stack and build as you please with this votive set by Eric Janssen.

The modular design of these three natural beech wood tealight holders allows them to be arranged in a variety of heights and configurations. Multiple sets can be used together to create a more dramatic effect. Made of natural beech wood. Votive candles included. Two sets shown.

Size: Stacked: 9.75h x 2″diam.
Eric Janssen, 2009

Purchase Information:

Price: $26.00
Availability: Buy Totem Votive Set here

Ameico BULB Pendant

Talk about bare bones, this glass pendant is pure and simple. If you’re the minimal type, something like this is a no-brainer for above a small dining table or work surface.

Winner of the Good Design Award, 2001 Chicago Athenaeum, BULB is almost entirely transparent, from its lampshade of clear blow glass, down to the bulb and wire casings. It has proven to be a solid and lasting design, year after year.

Designer: Sofie Refer
Features: 7.5 cord with ceiling canopy. Max 1x60w clear filament bulb or spot, E26.
The bulb is not included.
Made in Denmark.

Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00
Availability: Buy Ameico BULB Pendant here

Foscarini Diesel Rock Pendant Light

Oh, look at this lovely faceted pendant light. The surface is sure to catch the light in all sorts of ways, and the black/cream is a no brainer for any color scheme.

The Rock Pendant Light is part of the ‘Successful Living’ collection by Diesel from Foscarini. Made from polycarbonate it has a black exterior and white interior. Evoking the industrial design typical of Diesel Rock has a contemporary, raw appeal which lends itself to any interior. It comes with a maximum drop available of 200cm.

Dimensions : H: 38cm; Diameter : 50cm

Purchase Information:

Price: £320.40
Availability: Buy Foscarini Diesel Rock Pendant Light here

Disposable Lighting by Stuart Haygarth

I hoped you saved those plastic wine and champagne glasses from your holiday celebrations…Stuart Haygarth might need them to create his next masterpiece after his limited-edition light fixtures are all sold out.  Katie posted his work a while back, but this particular floor light stood out to me. Standing at approximately 80 inches tall and made of 416 disposable wine glasses, you could say this piece is a tall toast to a properous new year.

Plastic, fluorescent bulb
200cm x 50cm

For more information, visit Stuart Haygarth’s website.
Price available upon request.

Design House Work Lamp, Gold and Chrome

Who knew a boring work lamp could look so attractive simply by a few tiny changes and some gold-plating? (I’d wager a guess there are many things that would benefit from the same transformation, though don’t go and be all completely ridiculous about it.)

The Swedish trio behind Form Us With Love–Jonas Pettersson, John Lofgren and Petrus Palmer–refined the lowly utility light into something beautiful with a few new bends of the angled cage, a dimmer switch to match your mood, and thickening those wires by plating them in chrome or gold. The naked bulb is protected–you can treat it as haphazardly as the one in your garage. But it’s so striking you’ll want to spotlight one or more in your home or office.

Packaging: Gift Box
Size: 8″ t x 5.8″ dia
Cord is 10′ long with dimmer and plug.

The lamp comes in gold-plated ($120.00) and chrome-plated ($100.00) versions.

Also available here: € 145.00

(Thanks Malin!)

Purchase Information:

Price: $100.00
Availability: Buy Design House Work Lamp, Gold and Chrome here

Brave New World Lamp

This baby is crazy big. Standing at about 6-feet tall, this Anglepoise-ish lamp uses a combination of oak and cast iron balancing weights to function. It’s quite a sight to see in person, even if it is a bit beyond most of our budgets.

Design Freshwest, 2009.
Oak frame, cast iron.
Made in The Netherlands by Moooi.
70.8″ h | 27.5″ w | cord; 118″ L

Brave new world is available in natural oak & requires 1xE27, 20W max lightbulb.

Purchase Information:

Price: £3,696.00
Availability: Buy Brave New World Lamp here

Orion Pendant Lamp

I sort of love this prism-shaped light. It’s a good size and has a good amount of bang for the buck. There’s also the Nigel Lamp that a slightly different shape but same price.

Metal shade.
Available in White or Black
19.75 x 17 x 21.25″

Purchase Information:

Price: $295.00
Availability: Buy Orion Pendant Lamp here

Bubble Chandelier

Oh my, what loveliness is this? Traditional-interiors-plus-modern-furnishings product shots gets me every time… too freaking bad that the price is *way* over any budget for a light fixture that I can ever hope to have.

The Bubble Chandelier, featuring hand-blown glass globes and custom hardware finishing, is assembled at Lindsey Adelman’s studio in Brooklyn, NY. The fixture’s dimensions and drop length are chosen to best suit the space. The branching version is modular, making it incredibly versatile and allowing both vertical and horizontal orientations. Professional installation required.

Designer: Lindsey Adelman

Shown lower right: Bubble Chandelier 6 Globe, Branching, $9,600.00

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Purchase Information:

Price: $9,600.00
Availability: Buy Bubble Chandelier here

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Wood Block Light

Quite similar to the Blok Pendant Lights, aren’t they?

designed with a simple solid reclaimed wood block, a switch and a bulb, part of a condensed capsule of locally grown design produce from brooklyn, always fresh, packed with energy and creativity. dimensions: approx. 2″h x 4″d, size and design of each lamp will vary as they are made with reclaimed material.

Purchase Information:

Price: $200.00
Availability: Buy Wood Block Light here

Mr. 2 and Mr. 5 by Tomas Alonso

Whoa. Though these are terribly expensive, they’re also completely spectacular. Part lighting and part sculpture, either of these lights are sure to become a treasured piece in your collection. I don’t mean ‘your collection’ in the home-is-a-museum sort of way, just that if you spend the money on one of these lights, you should love it enough to keep it forever.

MR. 2 (H 104.9″ x W 77.7″ x D 36.7″): $4,000.00
MR. 5 (H 49.7″ x W 88.8″ x D 31.9″): $4,000.00

Materials: Powder Coated Steel Tube, Ash, T8 LED Tube, Cork
Designer: Tomas Alonso

Purchase Information:

Price: $4,000.00
Availability: Buy Mr. 2 and Mr. 5 by Tomas Alonso here

Blok Pendant Lights

I love this simple wooden block light with its vintage style bulb. It’s a nice study in contrasts. Keep in mind that it doesn’t come with hanging hardware, but that’s easy to get (a small hook or something from the hardware store would work).

Made from a solid piece of olive wood, this light is stunningly simple in form and function. Featuring a vintage style Edison carbon filament bulb that gives off a warm orange-ish glow and allows you to see its beautiful glowing filament. This light will plug into any standard wall outlet, and comes with a 13ft black or white cord attached for easy hanging anywhere in your home.

Olive or Walnut wood.
Dimensions are: Approx. 5″ long – 2 1/4″ wide without light bulb. Bulb adds another approx. 4-5″ in length.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Availability: Buy Blok Pendant Lights here

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