Image via Gres Ceramics

Gone are the days of boring ole table lamps. Lighting can be as artistic and sculptural as it can be functional. Lighting is one of the easiest ways to bring in character and handmade elements into any room. We have so many brilliant makers and creators blending their craft with the need of functionality. I’ve been stalking these sculptural lamps through all avenues of the Internet, gone on a deep dive viewing vintage makers, and have come across some mind-blowing mediums. There are all types of stunning hand-thrown ceramics for starters, but I’ve also seen lamps made from paper-mache, carved wood, and corrugated cardboard that have completely knocked my socks off. Not only is the lamp base a complete showstopper in itself, the lamp shades have taken on a whole art form, too. Shades are being made from bespoke linens, jute, grass cloth, raffia, and wicker coming in an array of simplistic or sculptural shapes. There’s never been a better time to be a lamp! Say bye-bye to lamps that make you yawn and welcome the beauty of  masterful craftsmanship into your home with open arms.


Feast your eyes on a few of my favorite table lamps below. Be prepared to be inspired!

Row 1: Atelier Vime , Marta Bonilla , Ferm Living 
Row 2: FAINA Design , Kassandra Thatcher via Spartan Shop , Harvey Bouterse Ceramics
Row 3: Urban Outfitters , LRNCE , Danny Kaplan Studio