10 Ways Lighting Can Double as Art
Form and function are at the core of every one of these stunning finds.
Published Mar 18, 2018 5:30 AM
As far as lighting goes, we tend to think of the household essential from a functionality standpoint. But let us attest to the fact that this underrated piece has the potential of being more than just a source of light or the forgotten detail that’s often sandwiched between the sofa and a wall. It can, in its own right, double as a decorative accent and even, the focal point of a room.
And sure, there are significantly more options forstatement lighting
when the ceiling-mounted fixtures are concerned but, finding a floor or table piece that goes above and beyond the ordinary is easier said than done. Luckily, we’re here to do all the digging for you, wading through an array of alternatives that can make a statement in their own right. Ahead, the lighting picks that can just as easily double as sculptural elements, proving that form and function can coexist.
C Floor Lamp, Bower, $3,450
Bower’s knack for transforming the standard into the extraordinary is one that never ceases to amaze us— and this rendition of a traditional floor lamp is no exception. Available in four refined metal finishes, the free-standing light boasts two satin-blown glass globes, resulting in a product that is a far cry from the utilitarian.
Serpentine Heart Song Lamp, Carly Jo Morgan, $3,100
Handcrafted from ceramic and terrazzo, Carly Jo Morgan’s Serpentine lamp provides an abstract and edgy interpretation of the materials of the moment. Inspired by mythology and the serpent’s symbolism of infinite rebirth, the light stands in as an ode to the reptile.
e15 Led Floor Lamp, ABC Home, $3,147
If you ask us, this just might be the quintessence of an artful accent. Seriously, does it get any more chic? The refined piece combines form and function with effortless ease, a product of a set of a pink and blue glass layer that emits a soft, atmospheric light.
Solis Globe Floor Lamp, CB2, $349
Inspired by the silhouette of an hourglass, this floor lamp is the statement piece your living room was missing. Set on a minimalist brass base, the figural piece is further elevated by the globe light up top.