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10 Futuristic-Looking Lamps Inspired By Science Fiction

10 Futuristic-Looking Lamps Inspired By Science Fiction
By Michelle Koh Morollo
August 05, 2018
Beam the slick look of these futuristic worlds into your abode, with bold lamps that have cutting-edge forms, metallic details or dramatic shapes that bring to mind the stars, nebulas, and imaginative worlds beyond our time
The Clash wall sconces from Penta
The Clash wall sconces from Penta

Metallic Clash

The brainchild of London and Milan-based studio Artefatto, the Clash wall lamp from Penta has a curved inner structure that brings to mind missiles or giant bullets that have been sliced into halves. The metal lamps, which are available in pewter or antique brass finish, are encased in a transparent outer structure of transparent or fumé borosilicate glass. These sleek and sophisticated metallic appliques add a sense of futuristic drama to staircases and hallways. 

Available at Studio216, 200 Newton Road, #01-01

The Night Owl table lamp from Lightyears
The Night Owl table lamp from Lightyears

Night Owl

Owls, forest mushrooms, and helmets from a science fiction movie—these are just some of the impressions you might get from this table lamp. The work of Danish designer Nicholai Wiig Hansen for Lightyears, the Night Owl has a conical base that merges with an oval shade to form a unified, organic form with an almost humanoid appearance. The lamp's asymmetric shade provides a calming, downward diffusion of light, and it works well on shelves bedside tables, sideboards as well as on window sills. 

Available at Lightyears, 201 Henderson Road, #01-01  

Sorry Giotto lamp from Catellani & Smith
Sorry Giotto lamp from Catellani & Smith

Ring Of Light

Imagine a light sabre from the Star Wars film franchise being magically warped into a perfect circle, and you might get something like the sculptural Sorry Giotto floor lamp. Designed by lighting maestro Enzo Catellani of Italian label Catellani & Smith, the lamp is composed of a waxed rough iron base, which holds a hand-painted copper ring with LED illumination. "I wanted to recreate one of the simplest, cleanest shapes—the circle," says Catellani, on the inspiration behind the lamp's design. 

Available at Space Furniture, 77 Bencoolen Street

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The Ice chandelier from Lasvit
The Ice chandelier from Lasvit

Icy Puzzle

Working together with the master glassmakers of Czech glass lighting brand Lasvit, acclaimed architect and designer Daniel Libeskind created the Ice chandelier. The modular lighting piece comprises glass handblown into angular moulds, and grouped in a cluster to form triangular patterns—the resulting chandelier looks like stalactites or icicles in space, with the glass forms refracting light in mysterious ways. Like a Rubik's cube, the modules can bet wisted into a variety of horizontal compositions. 

Available at Lasvit, 75 Neil Road

The Gira table lamp from Santa & Cole
The Gira table lamp from Santa & Cole

Bright And Brassy

Launched in 1978, the Gira lamp by Spanish designers Ferrer, Massana and Tremoleda has won numerous international design awards with its distinct profile, making it a furniture classic. Barcelona-based furniture editor Santa & Cole has updated the Gira lamp with a re-configured base, arm, and shade that allows for greater flexibility. When fitted with its brass lamp shade, the new Gira is as bright as Star Wars' C-3PO—its arms and shade can also be rotated to direct light for working, reading or writing.

Available at W. Atelier, 201 Henderson Road, #03-01

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The Pin-up lamp from Studio Italia Design
The Pin-up lamp from Studio Italia Design

Moving Ahead

The Pin-up lamp by Studio Italia Design is composed of two parts—a base that can be attached to the wall or ceiling, and a small shade that houses the light source. The cover can be moved and directed to an angle of up to 90 degrees, so you can adjust the direction and intensity of light to suit your needs. Available in either a chrome, matte white or bronze metal housing, the lamp works well with modern interiors. 

Available at Marquis QSquare, 16 Tai Seng Street

The Tubees chandelier from Windfall
The Tubees chandelier from Windfall

Bejewelled Foliage

Appearing like gigantic leaves whirling in the wind, Tubees by Windfall is a truly spectacular chandelier created with strands of crystal beads encased in glass tubes. Tubees can be applied as a standalone pendant, or as a modular collection of lights to create luminescent art in your home. With no metal parts obstructing the chandelier, Tubees can add an otherworldy air to your living or dining room.

Available at Windfalll Asia, 2 Kallang Avenue, #09-22 CT Hub

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The Pileo floor lamp from Porada
The Pileo floor lamp from Porada

Stranger Things

With its jellyfish-like silhouette, Porada's Pileo floor lamp could certainly serve as a visual starting point for a new alien villain. Created by Milan-based practice Sovrappensiero Design Studio for Porada, this floor lamp has a stand made in either canaletta walnut or ash wood, and a tin-plated shade available in a variety of colours and finishes. "We wanted to make a lamp that talks about the fine and delicate sides of the wood, inspired by natural shapes and mushrooms," explain Lorenzo De Rosa and Ernesto Iadevaia, co-founders of Sovrappensiero. 

Available at  Marquis QSquare, 16 Tai Seng Street

Image: courtesy of Moooi
Image: courtesy of Moooi

Galatic Feat

Like a distant planet hovering in space, the Raimond lamp by the late Dutch designer Raimond Puts for Moooi works with both classical and contemporary interior schemes. Tiny LED terminals are joined to create an intricate orb that spreads warm, white light in all directions. Available in various sizes, group an assortment of these lamps together to create a sight inspired by planetary movements. 

Available at Space Furniture, 77 Bencoolen Street

Image: courtesy of Vista Alegre
Image: courtesy of Vista Alegre

Oceanic Glow

First presented at this year's Maison & Objet design fair in Paris, the E2H-Earth to Humanity collection of porcelain lamps was designed by Ross Lovegrove in collaboration with Portuguese brand Vista Alegre. Tapping into the eco-friendly properties of porcelain, Lovegrove created a collection of translucent table lamps with organic forms, that seem to glow like creatures from the depths of the ocean.

Available at Vista Alegre

(Related: 10 Eco-Conscious Lighting Pieces For Your Home)

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