Concrete Lamps And Their Unexpected Warming Effect On Our Homes
Lighting fixtures such as the Monk Lamp definitely have a strong presence. Created by SKELD Design, this lamp is short and stubby and this gives it a really cute look. At the same time, it has a concrete shade which hides the light, giving the lamp a mysterious allure.
Before totally dismissing concrete lamps as interior design accessories, take into consideration the concrete’s stoney texture and beautiful gray color as well as its heavy and at the same time delicate presence. These are actually the characteristics of the Concrete Ball pendant designed by German Gonzales Garrido.
When combined with other materials, concrete lends its beautiful attributes while also taking on some new characteristics. There’s this exchange of elements that always has a unique result. Concrete and wood make a nice duo, complementing each other in the most wonderful way. Atelier Mazine took advantage of this when designing the Twig I, II and III lamps.
The Concrete Conic and Concrete Big lamps by Renate Vos combine this material with silicone rubber. The result is a lampshade with a translucent skirt. The effect is really beautiful especially considering the way in which the light warms up the cool concrete shade.
Dragos Motica designed by Slash Lamp and gave it this cool industrial look by combining concrete and reinforcing wire. The two materials were fused together to create a cylindrical shade which exposed portions that let the metal grid show through. The light pours out and creates unique effects.
There’s also a lot to love about a lamp or pendant made entirely of concrete without any other materials to provide contrast. A beautiful case is the series of pendant lamps designed by Stefan Gant. They range in shape and size and they all look elegant and glamorous thanks to their gold accent details.
Named Light O, this cute thing is the perfect accent piece for a desk or nightstand. It has a bell-shaped concrete shade that sits on a plywood base. The shade can be positioned in three different ways and each variant looks playful and fun. The red power cord adds a touch of color, highlighting the cheerful nature of the lamp.
How cool is this lamp? It doesn’t have a switch or a shade and it doesn’t even have a power cord. It’s called the Brick Lamp and it was designed by HCWDstudio. To turn the lamp on simply lift it. Lay it flat on a surface to turn it off. You can find it in three versions: wood, concrete and aluminum.
The Totem Lamp is pretty unusual too. Designed by Alexandre Dubreuil, the lamp is composed of two elements. One is a concrete column and the other is a disc which is placed on the upper section, acting as a shade. This allows the lamp to double as a modern sculpture. It’s possible to combine the two elements in various different ways or even to use them separately.
Studio-ory decided to explore the properties of concrete and to see what makes this material unique in terms of gravity, mass and balance. These tributes were used in the designs of these quirky little lamps. They can be displayed and used in a variety of ways and they’re always stable and cute. They’re available in natural gray, black, yellow and red.