7 Unconventional Lamps that Will Add Light and Life to Your Space

These pieces are both functional and fashionable

“Lamps can be a piece of a room’s art,” says Maria Kramer, gallery director for Troy-based lighting store City Lights Detroit. These days, she says, customers are looking for sculptural lamps that are uniquely shaped or feature colorful ceramics. Table and desk lamps made with mixed materials are also an easy way to elevate your space. “With so many people working from home, functional desk lamps have also been on trend, but they don’t have to be boring,” Kramer says.

Here, we’ve chosen some unconventional lamps to brighten up your space. 

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Atolla Tassel Table Lamp in Green, $80, at The House of Detroit, 123 Catalpa Dr., Royal Oak; 248-307-7691; thehouseofdetroit.com
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Sable Hourglass Table Lamp, $715, at Pottery Barn; potterybarn.com for locations
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Caldas Floor Lamp in Walnut, $399, at West Elm; westelm.com for locations
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Cleo Table Lamp in Bronze with Antique Burnished Brass Shade by Kelly Wearstler for Visual Comfort, $499, at City Lights Detroit, 1700 Stutz Dr., Ste. 98, Troy; 248-792-7828; citylightsdetroit.com
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Boveda Stone Table Lamp, $249, at Crate & Barrel; crateandbarrel.com for locations
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Bella Mini Lamp, $312.50, at Regina Andrew, 3113 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte; 734-250-8042; reginaandrew.com
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Frederick Metal X Table Lamp, Verde Gris, $395, at Williams Sonoma; williams-sonoma.com for locations

This story is featured in the September 2021 issue of Hour Detroit magazine. Read more stories in our digital edition