Trend Spotting: Bare Bulbs

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March 28, 2013
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.
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  Knot Pendant LampThe 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.

    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.

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   PRESSED GLASS PENDANTSThese 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.

     

    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.

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  ORB PENDANTTransparent mouthblown glass brings this pendant light's bulb into clear view, allowing it to illuminate a room without any obstruction.

    ORB PENDANT

    Transparent mouthblown glass brings this pendant light's bulb into clear view, allowing it to illuminate a room without any obstruction.

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  Firefly PendantEach 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. 

    Firefly Pendant

    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. 

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   E27 PENDANT LAMPThe 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.

     

    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.

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  Miconos Suspension The slightly askew bulb laid bare gives Miconos its visual interest, casting light directly from the incandescent through the transparent glass shade.

    Miconos Suspension 

    The slightly askew bulb laid bare gives Miconos its visual interest, casting light directly from the incandescent through the transparent glass shade.

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  PharosDesigner 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.

    Pharos

    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.

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  Postmodern pendant lampThis 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. 

    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. 

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  Crystal BulbTaking 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.

    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.

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