35 Unique Lamps That Will Light Up Your Imagination
We're beyond the year 2000, and it's time to ditch your ancient lamp with its boring beige shade and antiquated knobs. Admittedly, lamp technology has barely changed over time, but there are plenty of designers out there who have gone to extreme lengths to push the boundaries of lamp design into much more creative territory. Prepare to be sad and shamed by your boring light solutions.
The light industry is becoming increasingly experimental, and itâ€™s now possible to find a lamp made out of just about anything. Anyone who is a fan of Vespaâ€™s can now bring (part of) one home to light up their living room. A dinosaur made out of paper would be ideal for a kidâ€™s room, and a light made out of an extension cord has the perfect aesthetic for a garage or work area.
Are you a videogame fan groping in the dark for a lamp that would light up your gaming room with just the right touch of dorkiness? Look no further. Lamps made out of retired Atari systems, shades featuring favorite characters, and entire lights designed to look the part of the classic games of oneâ€™s childhoodâ€¦ these are all available, if you look in the right places.
The most interesting lamp designs are often surreal, and maybe not the most effective. If you live in a very eclectic space with a ton of artwork, you might as well make your lighting solution just as beautiful as the rest of your home. If youâ€™re just looking for a floor lamp to put in the corner, this might not be the best for you.
Frank Buchwald has become famous for his steampunk flavored lamp creations. With interesting aesthetics and breathtaking detail, itâ€™s no wonder heâ€™s able to fetch such a nice price for his beautiful lamps. Itâ€™s easy to spot the overall look of a Frank Buchwald piece, but he does a great job at making each lamp an entirely unique entity.
Some consumers prefer the macabre, and there are plenty of lamps that target this audience nicely. Disturbing materials, or unearthly aesthetics, are enough to turn most people off, but there is a hardcore group that loves the weird and ghastly. Anyone who has a thrilling pumpkin-headed monster lamp is sure to be a hit at a holiday party, and what greater way to grace a doctorâ€™s desk than a custom spine masterpiece.