icff 2012: lighting

by Grace Bonney

ICFF coverage is coming to a close, so I wanted to get a few last minute favorites in before the week is over. There were some really fantastic new lighting designs this year, so I rounded up my favorites for a lighting extravaganza. If you have the space to hang some of these, please do. That paperclip-shaped pendant is calling my name… xo, grace

Image above: Hand woven paper lamps by Tomomi Sayuda

Image above:
Colorful anglepoise lamps from Tse & Tse

Image above: Lindsey Adelman‘s big piece was breathtaking. Seriously, you have to see these in real life to take in how spectacular they are.

Image above: Cute ice cream cone lights from Alex Garnett

More lighting (shaped like bats!) after the jump…

Images above: Yellow Office Landscape made incredible bulbs shaped like birds, fish and animals. What I thought was a bunny ended up being a bat you hang upside down.

Images above: Dramatic lighting from Roll & Hill

Image above: Modern chandelier from Soren Rose Studio

Images above: Old records get a new life as lamps from GIN art & design

Images above: Beautiful glass lighting from Sklo

Image above: Light-weight wooden pendants from from WEP

Image above: Hanging pendants from Studio Dunn

Image above: Lights from Craig Jenkins

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  • Amazing! So inspirational! Things in lighting have changed so
    much in the last five years..The creativity has exploded! great
    piece here, thanks for sharing it!

  • I love looking at all this beautiful new lighting–it’s so inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing these lights with us; I can never get enough lighting posts because I am having so much difficulty finding the right lighting for my arts and crafts/stickley style home. Nothing seems to work, and period lighting feels heavy and doesn’t give enough light.
    I think some of the lights featured above would be so much more exciting.

  • The Hand woven paper lamps by Tomomi Sayuda are absolutely awesome!! They remind me of the paper orb light DIY you posted a while back! Most cool!!!

  • I adore Craig jenkins’s lights….so inspiring: the shapes, the essential design, the materials.

  • The lamps are amazingly stylish. They are perfect for a condo design due to its elegant features. Very artistic creation. All I can simply say is that, they are fantastic and fabulous.

  • Grace, thank you for these posts! I used to attend the show, but am now a SAHM and this has made my day:)