Until not so long ago, concrete was more or less reserved for construction only, but slowly we’ve seen it used in interior design more and more – from furniture to finishes and decorative objects.

Given its weight and density, it’s an unlikely product to use in lighting design, but we like surprises and surprised we are to see a new wave of concrete lights enter the market. Today we round up our favourites…

 

TOTEM by Alexandre Dubreuil Design Studio | Yellowtrace

TOTEM by Alexandre Dubreuil Design Studio | Yellowtrace

TOTEM by Alexandre Dubreuil Design Studio | Yellowtrace
Totem Light channels 80s Memphis Milano in its pastel accents and geometric form.

 

Trabant Pendant Lamp by Joachim Manz | Yellowtrace
Concrete and glass meet seamlessly to form a perfect sphere, we love the simplicity of Joachim Manz’s Trabant Pendant Lamp.

 

Nomadic Light by Katharina Eisenkoeck | Yellowtrace

Nomadic Light by Katharina Eisenkoeck | Yellowtrace
Austrian designer  designed a multifunctional lamp encased in concrete, with a stiffened saddle-leather strap for the utmost portability. The light is inspired by nomadic life and the revival of this flexible lifestyle. See more about the project here.

 

Cement Series Lighting by Bentu Design at Salone Satellite 2013 | Yellowtrace

Cement Series Lighting by Bentu Design at Salone Satellite 2013 | Yellowtrace

Cement Series Lighting by Bentu Design at Salone Satellite 2013 | Yellowtrace

Cement Series Lighting by Bentu Design at Salone Satellite 2013 | Yellowtrace
Chinese studio creates furniture and lighting using cement and occasionally bamboo accents. These products are a beautiful example of the possibilities of construction waster recycling. See more about the project here.

 

Alpha Concrete Lamp by LJ Lamps | Yellowtrace

Alpha Concrete Lamp by LJ Lamps | Yellowtrace
Concrete Lamp by Berlin-based studio is a nice reminder concrete doesn’t equal grey. We’ve spoken about a love for tinted concrete before, and these lights are further proof it’s a hot way to treat the versatile material.

 

Beton Concrete Lamp by Matthias Kothe of Komat | Yellowtrace
The Beton Concrete lamp by German-based features a recessed light source, making it suitable for a range of applications including mounting on the ceiling, hanging on the wall or placing on the table.

 

Concrete Lamp by Jonas Wagell | Yellowtrace

Concrete Lamp by Jonas Wagell | Yellowtrace
A winning combination of brass, opaque glass and concrete is used by in the design of his Concrete Lamp.

 

Concrete Lamps by Itai Bar On & Oded Webman | Yellowtrace

Concrete Lamps by Itai Bar On & Oded Webman | Yellowtrace

Concrete Lamps by Itai Bar On & Oded Webman | Yellowtrace
Concrete Lamps by and are available in beautiful dusty tones, proving concrete doesn’t equal industrial and minimal.

 

Concrete Lights Experiment by Elim Cheng | Yellowtrace
experiments with crumple cast concrete in his ‘Concrete Lights Experiment’ design.

Bryant Concrete Table & Desk Lamp With Metal Shade from Schoolhouse Electric | Yellowtrace
The Bryant Concrete Table & Desk Lamp from – a modern take on classic lamp styles. We love the perforated brass shade and base, concrete’s best friend in our eyes.

 

Aplomb Light by Foscarini | Yellowtrace

Aplomb Light by Foscarini | Yellowtrace
How perfect are the trumpet-esque proportions of the Aplomb Light by ? A playfully refreshing approach to form.

 

T Series by James Burgess | Yellowtrace

T Series by James Burgess | Yellowtrace

T Series by James Burgess | Yellowtrace
uses wire and concrete to create his industrial T-Light Series.

 

Leimu by Stilsucht | Yellowtrace

Leimu by Stilsucht | Yellowtrace
Enormous love for the sculptural organic form and used of smokey glass in Stilsucht’s Leimu Light.

 

Magno Tube Lamp by Doreen Westphal | Yellowtrace

Magno Tube Lamp by Doreen Westphal | Yellowtrace
Insect-like in structure, Magno Tube Lamp features a metal stem that can be positioned upright or at an angle thanks to its magnet-embedded concrete base.

 

Heavy Lights by Benjamin Hubers | Yellowtrace

Heavy Lights by Benjamin Hubers | Yellowtrace
Smooth, matte and earthy, we love the organic style of hand-cast Heavy Lights.

 

Mika 350 by A-STUDIO | Yellowtrace

Mika 350 by A-STUDIO | Yellowtrace

Mika 350 by A-STUDIO | Yellowtrace

Mika 350 by A-STUDIO | Yellowtrace
Mika Pendant features grainy textured concrete and a timber base – a minimalist yet organic object that easily compliments both traditional and modern interiors.

 


[Images courtesy of the designers.]

 


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3 Responses

  1. Christina

    i love the products of LJ lamps…. so nice. i think they are here very cheap:

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