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Best New Industrial Chic Lighting

Lighting toughens up and channels industrial chic, calling on cogs, springs, wires, tubes and bare bulbs for stripped-down structure.

There’s a lighting renaissance going on, and you’re the da Vinci. More and more lighting manufacturers are developing open-ended designs made up of components that you—the end user—put together and stamp with your own signature (the Dallas chandelier is one such DIY design—see below). Call it co-creation. “It’s more than simply picking a standard-issue light from a catalogue,” says Cheryl Wilkinson of LightForm. “It’s about actually participating in the design process, ‘playing designer,’ if you will.” Think of it as lighting sculpture shaped by you.


Armed and Ready
The Anglepoise Type75 articulated table lamp ($330) based on spring technology developed by an automotive engineer, is reinterpreted by the arbiter of cool, Paul Smith.

Bare Elements
The Dallas chandelier’s ($3,300) network of pipe-like arms holds exposed bulbs set in spheres that evoke mottled glass straight from the hot shop.

Metal Works
With warehouse-chic caged bulbs and a zinc dome that looks as if it were hammered right out of a foundry, the Fracture pendant (from $242) oozes industrial cool.

Task Master
The portable FollowMe table lamp ($299) recalls old-school work-site lanterns, yet is luminously modern with a white polycarbonate lampshade and USB port for recharging.



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