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7 Modern Lighting Fixtures

Lighting has come a long way from the dangerous oil lamps of colonial times. One thing hasn't changed, however: the fact that we would be shrouded in darkness without these convenient sources of light. From hanging pendants to table-top lamps, we've compiled some of our favorite lighting fixtures. Click here to see some more of our favorite luminaries.

nesso mattioli artemide lamp



This injection-molded thermoplastic standing table or wall-mounting lamp takes four 25-watt E12 bulbs.

forking light by adam xander design

Forking Light


Adding a spun aluminum shade to and bulb to this pitchfork prototype we saw at the TENT London show takes it from fully functional in the farmyard to a perfect fit for the foyer.


Crystal Bulb


Taking inspiration from the delicate craftsmanship of crystal cutting, the Crystal Bulb combines industrial influences with decorative qualities, transforming the everyday light bulb into an ornamental light fitting. In the right setting the Crystal Bulb, while very antique looking, can be quite modern and certainly enchanting.

Void Tom Dixon light

Void Light

This light fixture would look right at home illuminating a futuristic living room or updating a historic home.

pod lens lovegrove luceplanraw

Pod Lens


20 watts / Fluorescent / Available as a suspended, wall-mounted, or floor lamp

irvine wastberg 082t led lamp

Irvine 082t


Free of hinges or knobs, this 2008 piece is designed by James Irvine and features three pivot points, all of which can tilt 360 degrees.

wired lamp something from nothing

Wired Lamp

More an outline of a lamp than a lamp, the clean and green lines of this table light caught our fancy among the clutter at Tent London—the Brick Lane venue for all things up-and-coming.