Ingo Maurer is more than just a creator of lights. He is an expressive artist that creates poetic visuals that will brighten your world both literally and figuratively – and it all started with a single light bulb hanging from the ceiling above his bed. He thought “what a magnificent shape”. Thus, began his journey as one of the most amazing lighting designers ever.
Nature inspired designs resonate with every season and Christmas is no exception. Reindeer’s pop up everywhere, in the garden, on the mantle, on the tree and even as indoor lamps, many of the designs are beautiful and neutral enough to be used all year round.
Wood is not the most transparent of materials to use for lamp shades but when steam bent and twisted with lots of space in-between for the light to get through, the wood light pendants by Tom Raffield will light up any room they are used in. This one is called The Giant Flock as though it were a flock of birds – cool.
Canadian lighting designer CEK has created these very sculptural head, hand and mouth lamps from concrete and the result is unconventionally awesome. The cast hands and heads have a whimsical quality that is true to CEK’s claim that he likes to “play with concrete”