creative lamp design

Lamps and lighting are a realm in which creative product designers can really show their stuff–and have a little fun while they’re at it. Creative and unusual lamp designs are everywhere these days. Here are some of our favorites. Our showcase includes lamps designed to resemble everything from wrecking balls to soap bubbles, and that’s just the beginning. How about a lamp with a sex toy hidden in plain site as part of the design? Keep reading. The list veers back and forth between the odd and the elegant, with a few innovative concepts for sustainable lighting design thrown in for good measure.

Ropes Lamps

One of a series of unique, numbered soft rope lamps by designer Christian Haas.
Ropes unique lamp designvia Modern Design Chair

Unsteady Lamp by Igor Pinigin

A lightweight body and weighted base allow the lamp to be tilted at odd angles.
Unsteady lamp designvia Orinto

Cloned Eyeballs Lamp

5.5 Designers will create a unique hand-blown glass lamp, custom-made to match your own eyes.
Cloned eyeballs lamp designvia inventorspot
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It’s hard to describe or classify the work of Barcelona artist Coqué Azcona–and therein lies its charm. Coqué creates elegant, cartoonish compositions that consist primarily  of swooshing lines and hand-drawn  lettering, punctuated by some brilliant color contrasts. Each figure quickly dissolves as we are drawn into the bilingual collage of words and phrases it contains, and re-emerges as we assemble the scattered illustrative signposts–an eye, a moustache, a pair of squiggly legs. And then we try to decipher the meaning of it all. This is work that is both visually and conceptually alluring. Click through to see a few more Coqué Azcona creations, and then visit her blog to see more illustrations and other kinds of lettering and design work. [click to continue…]

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Weightless in, weightless out

Today I’m inspired by the art and ambition of Arizona digital artist and designer Brock Lefferts. These images are from his thing-a-day series on Tumblr, where Lefferts has been posting a newly created work every day since January 1. His goal is to make something new every day in 2011. I like the psychedelic style suffused with natural imagery, and the distinctive color palate. These are some of my favorites; check out his tumblr to see more, and follow to see how long he can keep up the daily output. [click to continue…]

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How to Make History

by Scott on February 11, 2011 · 0 comments

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Vibrant illustrations and a beautifully clean and simple portfolio site design combine for today’s creative inspiration. [click to continue…]

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New Kafka Covers by Peter Mendelsund

February 4, 2011
The Trial

When as brilliant a designer as Peter Mendelsund gets to create a complete new set of covers for the Schocken Books Franz Kafka backlist, the results are extraordinary.

From Mendelsund’s Jacket Mechanical, and via Frank Chimero.

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Posters for Change – Egypt and Tunisia

February 3, 2011
The Egyptian Revolution will continue until victory by freestylee

Graphic artist freestylee has produced some dramatic political posters in support of the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia.

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