Not every room needs a door, a window, a mirror, a table or a couch, but from dining rooms to board rooms, every room needs one thing –a source of light. And while some people are content with conventional light sources, many of us desire a little more from our lighting. These designs are sure to illuminate any space in serious style.
There’s nothing more romantic than staring at the stars with your sweetheart, but if you live somewhere with too many city lights, or if it’s cloudy out, that’s not always a viable option. With the Starry Light by Anagraphic though, you can bring the beauty of the night sky into your home. The lights aren’t just drilled at random either, but instead each feature real constellations in the night sky, which are connected with thin, shallow lines in the inner surface of the light to help you identify the star clusters on your walls and ceiling.
If you want a moon to compliment your indoor stars, don’t worry, in-es Art Design has you covered with these beautiful Moon lights. They may not change phases like the moon does in the sky, but they do promise you’ll have a full moon to enjoy even on the darkest of nights.
Skirting Board Sunset
For those who prefer the daylight to the moon and the stars, it’s hard to beat the beauty and creativity of the Skirting Board Sunset by Helmet Smits. When lit up against any shiny flooring surface, the design looks like a sun setting over a waterway, reflecting its beauty towards you as it makes its way over the horizon.
The Light Drop
Designed to get people thinking about how they use available natural resources, Rafael Morgan’s Light Drop reminds the user just how important clean water is to everyone on this planet. In turn it also makes people more conscious of their electricity usage as leaving a light on when you don’t need it is just like leaving your sink running for no good reason.
There’s something simply brilliant about combining water and lighting elements. Torafu’s Water Balloon lights might not have a powerful message like the Light Drop, but they still capture the fluidity of light by using glass to mimic the look of water balloons being filled under a faucet. The glass is backlit by an LED light that helps emphasize all the beautiful bubbles captured in the recycled fluorescent light bulb used to make each piece.
What’s better than a boring old balloon? How about getting one that lights up your room? Kouichi Okamoto’s Balloon Lamp uses a high-intensity LED light inside a real (though thicker than usual) balloon. The softly glowing balloon gives you an orb of light wherever you hang it and the LED lasts for up to 100 hours with the included lithium-ion batteries.
Like LEGOs for home design, Bulbs Unlimited allows users to make lamps in practically any shape from their burnt out old light bulbs by attaching a simple snap system. It’s a cool way to recycle your old light bulbs and spruce up your home interior with a little funky, industrial-styled lighting fixture all at the same time. If you don’t have any old light bulbs lying around or just don’t want to mess around with making your own design, you can also purchase pre-assembled lamps from their website.
Do lamps have souls? Maybe not most of them, but NOAS’ Angel lamp seems to. That’s because when this large lamp is opened up, it reveals a smaller similar light inside. It also reveals a table inside, which can make Angel a highly functional, and beautiful, piece of furniture that’s part cupboard and part light.
Don’t have the space for a full chandelier in your home? Sure you do –as long as it’s the one found in the King Edison Pendant Lamp by Young & Battaglia. That’s because this tiny chandelier is suspended inside a glass light bulb. The elegance of the chandelier mixed with the simplicity of the light bulb make the name “King Edison” particularly fitting
By attaching a light directly to the wall and then adding a sticker that reflects a 2D image of a lamp –either a desk lamp or a floor lamp, Alice Rosignoli created a functional lamp with the traditional shape and iconography of a lamp, all without taking up the floor or desk space of a real lamp.
The Great Mushrooming
Best of all, just like real mushrooms there are many different styles and colors to choose from.
If you still haven’t found the perfect light for your space here though, be sure to keep your eye on our lighting section, which is full of enlightening design ideas.