Dreamy statement pieces that evoke the sun, moon and beyond
Icarus was right: we should be reaching for the sun. But absent wax wings, we suggest reaching for some beautiful lighting instead. With unexpected geometric forms rendered in brass, chrome and marble, these contemporary table lamps and chandeliers pay tribute to all things related to the sun, sky and moon. So with the sun gods having blessed us with plenty of light and warmth these days, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite celestial pieces for all you sun worshippers out there.
Dubbed Helios, after the Greek sun god, Workstead’s sculptural table lamp evokes the cosmos with its radiant glow. Set on a Carrara marble base, a spun-metal dish orbits a single dimmable bulb, directing or deflecting light as needed. Available in hewn brass, hand-finished bronze and brushed nickel, $1995 at Workstead.
Built from steel piping and inspired by kinetic hanging mobiles, each tier of Anony‘s Phase is hand-finished and weighted to achieve the perfect equilibrium. Suspending spheres, discs and half-moons, this chandelier is bound to send modern lighting lovers straight into outer space. $7370, by Anony.
IC Lights T1 Table Lamp
Flos’ ultra-sleek T1 Table Lamp features a blown-glass opal that carefully rests on an elongated, angled frame. Available in brushed brass, chrome and matte black, its elegant design creates a soft halo that’s ideal for the living room or bedroom. From $695, at Lightform.
Designed by Sicilian architect Francesco Librizzi for his FontanaArte debut, the Setareh lamp is composed of a delicate sphere in hand-blown, white satin glass and suspended within a thin metal frame. Despite its high-orbit looks, a semicircular marble base keeps it grounded on planet Earth. Available in black, nickel or gold in tabletop and suspension versions. From $1790 at Lightform.
Karl Zahn’s Atlas Lamp combines minimalist design with geometric elegance. Wrapped in a brass metal armature, the fully dimmable, illuminated glass globe is the focal point of a heavenly display of light and form. Available in blackened brass and brushed brass, $1520 at LightForm.