The noun, curiosity, is the desire to learn or know about something. In today’s blog post, we will be looking at lighting items that are strange and have a curious appeal. For instance, turn of the century pieces are objects of curiosity as they are somewhat hard to come by, making them desirable to a particular, niche audience.
If you like vintage objects, including lighting, you have come to the right place. Below we will look at the most curious lighting pieces inspired by early twentieth century lamps that would have been popular amongst homes.
1. The Bake Me A Cake Table Lamp
This quirky table lamp is perfect for baking enthusiasts or even for your kitchen! Created by Northern Lighting, the table lamp’s base is made from oak with the glass dome top smoke tinted. Simply lift the glass dome top to change light bulbs!
The Bake Me A Cake Table Lamp is a real head turner especially when you read the manufacturing story – manufactured by Norwegian prison inmates through a unique collaboration with Morten & Jonas (designers), the Norwegian correctional services and Northern Lighting. Very curious indeed! You can get your hands on this table lamp for £339.00 from Made in Design.
2. Muuto’s Cosy in Grey Table Lamp
Here is another curious, transparent table lamp created by designer, Harri Koskinen, for the Scandinavian brand, Muuto. The lamp is made from mouth-blown, transparent grey glass fitted with a textile cord. The table lamp is as is, featuring a visible lamp holder in the centre and cord. It is ideal for dimmable bulbs. Get your smoky but ‘cosy’ table lamp from Made in Design for £175.00.
3. Muffin Upside Down Ceiling Light
Designed in the Czech Republic by Dan Yeffett and Lucie Koldova is this gorgeous curiosity ceiling lamp takes a more modern approach as it features amber coloured, ‘cognac’, blown glass with an oak light bulb holder. The muffin lamp evokes the shape of our favourite tea time treat. This ceiling lamp is ideal for those who like the vintage, industrial look but want a more up-to-date pendant fixture to warm up any room. Available to buy from Made in Design for £722.00.
4. Eglo’s Vintage Table Lamp
This dainty table lamp is adorable! The Eglo Leuchten enterprise was created by Ludwig Obwieser in 1969. Eglo are known for their decorative home lighting and this table lamp is evidence of their domestic appeal. Standing at a neat 29cm height, the vintage table lamp features a leaf design at the top with a tinted glass cover to show the light bulb inside. Ideal for a shabby chic room or even small rooms where space is limited and smaller objects are required. You can get your curious fingers on the vintage table lamp from Wayfair at a reasonably priced £47.99.
5. Eichholtz Sargent Table Lamp
Triple the curiosity with this large, dome shaped table lamp resting on a decorative plinth allowing you to put three, exposed light bulbs inside. Ideal for any curious room – it will certainly get people talking! As illustrated in the above photo, it will suit a range of different shaped light bulbs- from globes, to pear shapes, to long tubes, the possibilities within this table lamp are endless! Get the vintage look and add Eichholtz to your home by purchasing from Houseology for £240.00.
6. Bronze 90 Degree Wall Light
If you are looking for curiosity wall lights, then consider this light featuring a cage and glass dome, this Bronze 90 Degree Wall Light houses a single light bulb and is great for lighting up the most darkest of spaces including porches, conservatories, doorways etc. This lamp gives the ultimate rugged feel to any interior and exterior space and you can get yours from Loom Light Design for £135.00.
7. Rustic Chandelier Wheel
This eye catching chandelier features a trio of wheels suspended from the ceiling. Within these wheels, you can hang a single light bulb. The chandelier is adjustable, allowing you to position the drop as low or as high as you desire! This chandelier will be suitable for any sized bulbs. Get yours today from Home Lava for £170.23.
8. Alchemist Globe Pendant Light
From The Alchemist Collection, this gorgeous handmade cube pendant features a smoky glass housing allowing you to display large light bulbs inside, such as globes. Simple in its form but completely stunning at the same time, the Alchemist Globe Pendant is perfect for interior settings that want the industrial-modern-chic look. Enquire today at The Light Yard (our friends).
9. Rope & Pulley Chandelier
We have covered curious table lamps, ceiling pendants and wall lights, but how about this vintage inspired chandelier featuring rope and pulley. The triangular cast iron shape of the chandelier makes this industrial piece very unique – there are not many chandeliers on the market like this, and you can light up your room with 14 bare bulbs – making it ideal for lighting larger, dark rooms. Get yours today from Shropshire Design for £649.00.
10. Black & Brass Spider Style Ceiling Light
This brass chandelier takes curiosity and quirk to another level. Featuring 6 ‘legs’, this spider inspired ceiling light gives you the versatility of hanging a variety of different light bulbs from each of the legs. Why be ordinary and pick the same GLS bulb? Mix it up and add some pear shapes, tubes and globes! Whats more, each leg is adjustable so you can control the spread of the light. Get yours today from Fusion Living for £609.00.
About Bright Goods:
Our Bright Goods LED light bulbs are an LED modern take on retro filament light bulbs that were first invented by Sir Joseph Swann in 1878. Designed to provide that timeless vintage feel, the Bright Goods range includes a wide selection of popular shapes, including globes, squirrel cages, candles, long tubes and traditional GLS light bulbs perfect for homes, retail, hospitality and spaces wanting to recreate the magic of nostalgic lighting. All of our LED light bulbs are fully dimmable and available in 2.2K and 2.7K colour temperatures. View the whole LED filament range here.