I love the impact simple lines can have. Bringing a form down to its bare basic is something I appreciate in art, and in an interior I think it can work too. Wire in lighting design is everywhere at the moment, be that spindly strands of LEDs or striking strong black metal or geometric bronze. These are a few that have caught my eye.
Cubist in shape, this shade hovers over its three hanging light bulbs. Designed by Anastasia Vishnevskaya, I love the boldness.
Perfect for a teenagers bedroom, this cloud has a golden lining .
You cannot underestimate the power of a simple black line! This stark and vast reception has elegant black wire pendant lights, rigid and beautiful.
In a similar vein, these pendant lights cut striking shapes in geometric forms. The black casing dangling with glowing bulbs below.
Spider-like this, little light uses thick black lines in cartoon angles.
How is it that inanimate objects can project such personality? These wire table lamps to me look huddle, hunched, perhaps the lighting version of the Liverpudlian vultures in Disney’s cartoon Jungle Book!
This pair have borrow from tradition for their shape. Flared at the edge like a lady’s dress or a flower. Uniform wire spokes cage the light bulbs perfectly.
This string of lights uses presents the wire in the shape of a light bulb, simple but effective.
The close together wire here almost becomes a woven mesh. I am mesmerised by the silhouettes created by the bulbous shapes.
Could it get anymore simple – the clear black lines perfectly suspend the cone shaped shades.
This trio are diamond-like, hanging in strong geometric frames. They look heavy, substantial, maybe even bat-like and gothic.
Perfectly minimal, skewed pyramids look hand drawn mid air!
Conjuring the feel of bygone times, these skeletal lamps have feminine flair.
For my final wirey inspiration, a substantial piece of lighting design which hangs like a full fisherman’s catch. The netting of lights glows with warmth in an industrial space.
Fuel for any much needed ‘light bulb’ moments.