Light Up Your Life!

by Jennie Nunn

Seven new lighting options to brighten up just about any room

Curve Ball

London-based industrial designer Sebastian Bergne conceived the futuristic Curl Lamp. Outfitted with an LED light and die-cast aluminum base, the statement piece is perfect for a bookshelf or a bedside table. $455; luceplan.com

Wood Work

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Crafted from sustainable mango hardwood, the Meyer Table Lamp is designed as a wink to 1960s lava lamps. For a custom look, mix and match with an eco-friendly, biodegradable burlap drum shade. $129; thecompanystore.com

Farmhouse Chic

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Ideal for a focal point above a kitchen island or in the den, Shades of Light’s Twig Sphere Chandelier is made of wired twigs. $169 for small, $229 for large; shadesoflight.com

Lights Out

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Intended for indoor or outdoor use, the Swell Chandelier by Pablo Pardo of San Francisco-based firm Pablo Designs is 97-percent recyclable, and free of mercury and other hazardous materials. The pendant lamp lasts for 40,000 hours or 20 years of daily use. Single pendant, $249; pablodesigns.com

Illumination

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The Mantis floor lamp by Los Angeles-based eco furniture purveyor Cisco Brothers is made of iron and hand-blown glass. Glass sold separately. From $845; ciscobrothers.com

In the Limelight

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Evoke a rustic, resort-like aesthetic in the living room or bathroom with Viva Terra’s Recycled Glass Globe Light. The unique pendants are repurposed from antique French wine balloon bottles. $589; vivaterra.com

Table Art

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Italian architect and designer Antonio Citterio, along with Toan Nguyen, created the energy-efficient LED Kelvin Table Lamp. Designed using Flostouch technology (a soft touch turns light on and off), the fixture features a double pantograph arm and a 359-degree swiveling head. $445; dwr.com

 

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