Lately we've noticed a resurgent love affair with the lightbulb. Whether it's unique shades acting as a glowing showcase or the bare bulbs themselves, we dig this look. Here, we've pulled together nine of our current favorites that really let their light shine.
Knot Pendant Lamp
The Knot Pendant Lamps come in two different designs of hand blown glass shades, each supported by a monkey fist knot tied from brightly colored cable in five color selections. We love how versatile the lamps are as they can be displayed in an illuminating cluster, line, or alone creating a single ambient glow.
PRESSED GLASS PENDANTS
These pressed glass pendants by Tom Dixon are each made by compressing molten glass into a hollow mould which is then annealed in a kiln. This process creates small variations in each shade and we love the way the glass distorts the light.
Transparent mouthblown glass brings this pendant light's bulb into clear view, allowing it to illuminate a room without any obstruction.
Each iron Firefly fixture from CB2 comes with five glass shades which would look great lined up above the dining table or kitchen countertop, or illuminating the living room.
E27 PENDANT LAMP
The bare-naked bulb’s basic curves are exposed in all their classic beauty, as the E27 pendant lamp proves that simplicity is not just electric, it’s sexy.
The slightly askew bulb laid bare gives Miconos its visual interest, casting light directly from the incandescent through the transparent glass shade.
Designer Jeremy Pyles appreciates the transparency of a blown-glass shade, which allows the filament bulb a chance to shine. Pharos emits a warm glow despite its cool, clear exterior.
Postmodern pendant lamp
This gold-plated metal, hand made Murano glass globe was designed by Guenther Leuchtmann in 1981 for the restaurant "Le tre streghe" (The three witches) in Hamburg. We absolutely love it's unique and almost gypsy-cystal-ball-like quality.
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.