Traditionally heavy and dense, you wouldn’t expect concrete to have become as popular as it has in lighting design. In the hands of skilled craftsmen and artisans, we’ve seen in recent years how concrete can be transformed from a basic construction material into nothing less than a small work of art. Let’s explore the coolest concrete lighting design around that you can purchase or take inspiration from.
Oak / Steel and Concrete Light by GANTlights
Make a statement with this light by GANTlights. The long, rectangular design would look incredible hung over a dining table or kitchen island. Clean lines keep it contemporary. The best part about this light is the multitude of different colour and material options, with my two personal favourites – oak with light concrete and steel with dark concrete – pictured above.
Jac Concrete Pendant Light by Horsfall & Wright
Horsfall & Write have taken the traditional pendant lamp and transformed it simply by recreating in concrete. This light would suit nearly all interiors due to its shape and neutral colouring.
Bedside Lamp by SmartConcrete
Along the same lines of taking a traditional design and casting it in concrete is this bedside lamp from Berlin company SmartConcrete. It combines a perfectly crafted concrete base and shade, with the shine of on-trend copper and a warm white LED light.
Andrew Martin Cameron Wall Light
Andrew Martin is a world renowned icon always at the cutting edge of design, so it’s no wonder this wall lamp is so trendy. I love the brass with the bare bulbs, and the darkened finish on both the brass and the concrete adds depth and interest to the whole design. A great example of concrete lighting.
Loomier Mini Concrete Pendant Light
The fusion of two contrasting materials is what makes these little shades unique, joined together with a blackened jagged edge. The meeting of rough concrete with smooth resin is almost magical. Plus, unusually for concrete lighting, it will throw a gentle and warm light in your home.
Handmade Concrete Dimmer Lamp by dtchss
A lamp as you’ve not seen it before. The great thing about this cuboid shaped light is that you can use any of its sides as the base, effectively rolling it around until the light is where you want it to be. It looks like a grown up version of those children’s wooden blocks, and like you might just want to play with it – perhaps invest in more than one and you could have endless fun rearranging and stacking them.
Delta Concrete Pendant Lamp by LJ Lamps
The idea behind this product is intriguing. They deliver the lamp intact, and then it’s your job to tactfully smash it up by ‘applying focused and hard hits to the lamp, exposing the wire underneath’. Are you brave enough to take up the challenge?
Gant Lighting Dark Concrete Pendant by GANTlights
Although you may not have guessed that concrete and gold would look good together, GANTlights have used black concrete with a gold leaf covered interior to stunning effect with their modern lighting. Due to the black and gold colours this would work really well in either industrial or classic decor.
RELEASE Concrete Table Lamp by ArdomaDesign
Made of concrete and aluminium, this lamp really is like no other. According to ArdomaDesign, the RELEASE lamp follws the story of SPLIT, ‘after the force opening of the rigid cylinder the gentle light revealed is uncaptured and released to the air.’ The design appears very fluid, as if you could keep peeling the two sides apart to reveal the light within. A great piece of design and craftsmanship.
‘Extrude’ Table Lamp by TungShapeLighting
Impeccably designed and made to seamlessly integrate an LED light. Steven Bush’s collection of Tung Shape Lights include other shaped concrete lighting, such as an oval, as well as the option of different colours. I admire the attention to detail and functionality of these lamps – the LED is actually cast into the concrete, it comes with a dimmer switch, and the whole thing is waterproof.
CONCRETE Lamp by WICKART
Simple yet striking. You could have this hanging in a hallway over the stairs, or illuminating a reading corner. Wherever you put it, this light from WICKART in Switzerland will look completely contemporary and bold.
Minimalist Wall Light by dtchss
This one is a real favourite of mine. The way that the subdued light illuminates the walls is beautiful, and it is just so effortlessly stylish. Simplistic yet very well executed concrete lighting.
Industrial Modern Chandelier Lighting by Galaeria
What an incredible 21st century alternative to the traditional chandelier or pendant light. The three main elements in these – the metal rods, concrete slabs and the long edison bulb – each combine and contrast together to perfection for an ultra modern light that will make a statement in your home!
MINIMAL Table Lamp with Edison Bulb by HomemadeMakeovers
Using metal pipes in interior homeware and design is a trend that’s not going anywhere fast. The same can be said with edison bulbs, therefore combine the two, throw in a concrete base and you have possible the perfect bedside or table lamp for 2017.