Showing posts with label designer lighting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label designer lighting. Show all posts

Regal Whimsy: The King Edison Pendant Lamp by Young & Battaglia

Designed by Young & Battaglia, the King Edison pendant lamp combines whimsy with functionality. A tiny functioning chandelier is suspended inside a hand blown clear glass bulb with satin chrome fittings and hung on a braided silken cable.

The name, King Edison, is tongue-in-cheek nod to the regal design of the chandelier and the lightbulb's original inventor. The piece is made in England by Mineheart, the design consultant company and online store launched by Brendan Young and Vanessa Battaglia in 2010.

above: designers Brendan Young and Vanessa Battaglia

The lamp was one of 2 new exciting lighting designs launched at the New York ICFF this past May. The other was the "Nightingale" figurine table lamp shown below (not yet available for purchase):

The King Edison Pendant Lamp:

• Ideal for handing individually or in clusters for maximum effect.
• Current lead time: 4-6 weeks
• For use with a 12 volt power supply, (transformer included).
• Supplied with a 2 metre braided cable and ceiling rose (longer cable available on request).
• Bulb dimensions: 15cm x 21cm

Price: $770.78 (£480.00)
Order it here

all images and info courtesy of Young & Battaglia and Mineheart

Pooping Chihuahua Turns Red. The Good Puppy Table Lamp Now Comes In Ferrari Red.

About 10 months ago I introduced you to the defecating dog lamps by UK artist Whathisname.  Now he has created a Ferrari red version of The Good Puppy Table Lamp, a pooping Chihuahua whose turd is actually the on/off switch.

Step on the poo to turn the lamp on or off:

The bow is now magnetic and you can take it off anytime:

The black Good Puppy Table Lamp and the Good Boy Floor Lamp:

For pricing, and availability contact What's His Name

Hand Cast Bone China Skull Pendant Lamp and Table Lamps by Alex Garnett.

Produced by Alex Garnett are two oversized human skulls hand cast in Bone China (a fine porcelain containing bone ash) that function as a pendant lamp and a table lamp.

Goliath Pendant Lamp
A lamp shade created from a giant sized skull in bone china by Alex Garnett .

In the description is says 'This product comes without fittings' however, there is a drop down menu which allows you to choose from American fittings, UK fittings or European Edison fittings.
Easy installation. Weights under 1 kg.
Dimensions (cm): 26 x 17 x 16

Goliath Table Lamp
A lamp shade created from a giant sized skull in bone china by Alex Garnett.

Dimensions (cm): 26 x 17 x 16
The table lamp currently has 3 metres of cable to UK 3 pin plug, bulb not included. Alex can supply cable and American or European Edison lamp holder - without plug (unable to source American/European plugs yet!). Please add note when buying for choice.

Shop for them here.

The Mano Bedside Lamp From Fontana Arte Might Just Give You Nightmares.

Talk about a creepy bedside lamp. This Mano lamp from Fontana Arte was originally designed in 1932 by the late Italian art deco designer Pietro Chiesa and has been reissued from the Italian company. It's a bit like having Thing from the Addams family share your bedroom with you.

The soft black matte lamp with a fabric shade has a white human hand cast in marble powder and resin reaching up the stem.

The Mano Table lamp is equipped with a dimmer with a base of marble powder and resin and square section stem in metal, both painted "soft" black matte. The hand is cast in white marble powder and resin and it has a diffused shade in black fabric lined with white PVC.

Price available on request from the manufacturer

Samuel Aguiar of Shiny Hammer Brings Us A Unique Style of Industrial Furnishings.

Shiny Hammer products are handmade in France by the french industrial designer Samuel Aguiar. The primary purpose of Shiny Hammer is the creation of furniture for the home that blurs the border between use and art. The brand's aim comes from the desire to create unconventional and timeless objects.

As a couturier or an architect would do, each creation becomes a representation of a lifestyle, an environment or a culture.

Each piece is signed with an emblazed emblem (above) and developed, produced and crafted one by one.


This chair is the result of a manufacturing process developed by Shiny Hammer called C.I.M. which is aimed at using a bending process which is rough yet sophisticated. The end result is unpredictable, although controlled. As a result, each chair is unique.

Materials : aluminum, steel, fiberglass and foam.
Finishes : Brushed or polished aluminum
Dimensions : H 79 x W 43 x seat H 45 cm


This fixture is the perfect fusion of two domains : crafts and computing. It is composed of 570 aluminum parts that are laser-cut and assembled one by one by hand. The lighting is composed of three light bulbs that project light towards the floor and through all the facets.

Materials : aluminum, inox steel
Finish : brushed aluminum
Dimensions : D 81 x H 59 cm. Cables' length to choose.


Limited edition of 10 copies. Inspired by the world of aeronautics, Shone is a timeless fixture suspended by metal wires. Like a piece of jewelry, its faceted body contains a light source set within the structure. When lit, it projects an ambient light towards the ceiling, reflecting both on the ceiling and on the various surfaces around Shone.

Materials : aluminum and fiberglass
Finishes : Brushed or polished aluminum
Dimensions : D 120 x H 80 cm. Cables' length to choose.


Limited edition of 10 copies. Both functional and decorative, Dallas is a safe, an eccentric sculpture on a scale of 1. This piece combines several quality materials such as aluminum and leather.

Materials : aluminum, leather, wood, fiberglass, and steel
Finishes : brushed aluminum, black leather
Dimensions : L 171 x W 47 x H 137 cm

Ask for prices and ordering info at :

Shiny Hammer of France creates mass-produced, limited editions and unique pieces on request.

C'mon people, it's only a dollar.