8 Minimalist Lighting Designs
From Design Stockholm's simple Cord Lamp to Oriol Llahona's sleek lacquered fixture, shine on with these eight minimalist lighting designs. And for even more lighting designs, click here!
Chipperfield's brass table lamp encapsulates the architect's luxe and streamlined vision with no visible joints and minimal directional movement.
Brutalism takes a backseat while Aplomb proves that concrete has a smoother side. Suspended from the ceiling with the greatest of ease, the pendant’s graceful drop belies the material’s intrinsic strength.
Quite plainly, the sexiest task light you will ever see. The space between the single fold houses the halogen (or LED) bulbs, while the eponymous tab at the base of the shade enables a redirection of rays.
Both delicate and strong, the Yumi (which means “bow” in Japanese) is architect Shigeru Ban’s minimalist interpretation of the ancient weapon.
We love this lamp for its brilliant design features, including an etched lens that gently diffuses the light of its LED bulbs for comfortable task work. A single wooden dowel and metal base combine to create a clean and simple modern style statement. Each is expertly made in New York.
Imagine this sleek lacquered lamp had eight twisting arms instead of four straight legs (or simply translate its name from French), and the true muse for this fixture will be revealed.
The cord—usually the afterthought of any lamp—shines in this simple, clever lighting solution. Supported by a near-invisible clear frame, the orange cord offers shade, base and power to this unexpected piece.
Ikea's Brasa line of steel domed lamps come in pendant, floor and table (pictured), with a choice of powder-coated color in red, white, or black. A dimmer switch allows you to set the mood, while the curved shade gives a nice directed light.