The light bulb – having a moment
These Crystal Decanter Lights, £104 from Lee Broom, are perhaps the glitziest in a trend for sticking with the simple, tried and tested, light bulb shape in lighting design. Gemma Fabbri has used a gorgeous vivid blue ceramic to distinguish the shade below which is available from Architonic (POA).
The Marble Light by Studio Vit combines a marble cylinder with a classic glass bulb and operates on a weight and pulley system.
Russian designer Yar Rassadin’s TIN lamp for Triode Design inverts – innovatively if pointlessly – the bulb/shade relationship…
Rockett St George have a great lighting selection at the moment including this giant globe at £14.99 and, below that, Deco light bulbs with softly glowing old fashioned filaments at £12.49 each.
To make the most of your naked bulbs, Rockett St George also do these lovely fabric flexes in a range of colours for £34.95. Try Fabric Cable for similar.
Fans of the traditional, filament effect should head to the well named Filament Light Bulbs for bulbs in every conceivable shape and size. The egg shaped bulb shown below is £13.
Thanks to AS reader David Walker who told us about Historic Lighting which stocks an endless array of bulb shapes and types, coloured fabric flex and fantastic industrial style shades and fittings. The Maria bronze light fitting below is £162 and the Balloon Cages below that, in powder coated raw steel, are £44.
The company also does other interesting products such as the Fabric Festoon Cable below, assembled to order at £15 a metre and hugely appealing Bakelite inline rocker switches at £12 each.
Finally, sticking with the bulb but dispensing with the light, these personalised fabric wall stickers by Koko Designs are available from notonthehighstreet for £22 each.