15 Strangest Lamps

1The Colgao

This morbid lamp was created by design studio Enpieza in Spain. The Colgao (”hung” in Spanish) is hanging from the top horizontal rod of the lamp. The lamp looks very simple except for the tasteless, hanging anthropomorphic figure. Either the designers were fresh out of ideas or they are into black humor.

2The Light Drop

Created by Brazilian designer Rafael Morgan, the Light Drop takes decorative lighting options to a new level of creativity. This watery light features a tap oozing out of a big drop of lighted water. Another trait that adds into the mystery of this unique light is the way it controls the illumination. It is the tap that doubles up as the dimmer in this case. Just turn it around and you can control the effects.

3Mannequim Lamps

Called At Your Command, these really cool lamps can be manipulated into different postures as they are jointed. By Daniel Loves Objects.

4The Liquid Lamp

After a brief shot at being practical and ingenious, the Japanese are back to being weird again with this morbid and messy yet minimalist lamp from DCS Corp. Designed by Kouichi Okamoto, the Liquid Lamp is made of steel and comes equipped with a 25-watt bulb. The puddle of red stuff is actually the lamp’s stand, so from a distance it looks like the lamp is floating.

5Darth Vader Lamp

Seriously, how cool is this lamp? You can order the lamp from Collectors Gallery for $39.95.

6Abyss Table Lamp

The undulating twists and turns of Kundalini’s Abyss table lamp may look a bit like your intestinal tract, but there’s something about the bendy organic form that is mesmerizing. The Abyss can be adjusted into a variety of shapes, thanks to its flexible segmented construction. Hiding beneath its opalescent polycarbonate skin are a number of bright white LEDs which provide clean, green illumination.

7Intravenous Lamp

A prescription for a stylized home. Even if you don’t have a strange affinity for hospitals, you might like the Lichtinfusion Lamp by Christain Maas.

8Brain Lamp

Alexander Lervik, a furniture, interior and product designer from Sweden, has created the MYBrain –a desk lamp that is actually a replica of his own brain. He also designed a DNA lamp!

9Moon Walk Lamp

Moonwalk is the name of this fun and cool lamp made by Thomas De Lussac, a French designer of furniture, light fittings and sofas. The lamp is described as a “playful wink in the universe of the creator”. It’s made of lacquered aluminum and available in several colors.

10“X” Lamp

The acrylic X Lamp by the French design company PRoToCol is a fun cool and cool alternative for lighting up your room. The contemporary x-shaped design of the lamp creates a glowing light in four directions. The X Lamp measures 368(H) x 368(W) x 135(D) mm and is available in red, white or blue.

11Lull Lamp

LULL is a lamp that opens and closes like a flower. In the evening the lamp gives a warm glow, to give a feeling of safety while it slowly turns itself off. In the morning the lamp opens, gradually increasing the light intensity to give the user a more comfortable awakening. LULL is an award-winning product made for GiForm 2007, an industrial design competition in Norway.

12Fragile Future 2 Led Lamp

The Fragile Future 2 lighting fixture really lives up to its name. Each tiny light source is actually framed by the seed pods of a dandelion. Created by Lonneke Gordijn of the Dutch outfit known as DesignDrift, the Fragile Future 2 lamp combines the modern, linear look of circuit board traces and LED illumination with the contrasting organic shapes of puffy dandelion heads. Each one is custom-built and is made from modular pieces, so you can build complex wall fixtures using anywhere from 3 to 50 light modules.

13RA Desk Lamp

Designed by Ettore Cimini of Lumina Italia, the Ra desk lamp looks like a rattlesnake. The light coming from the ends of the arms actually originates from a single 100 watt bulb at the base of the lamp… Fiber optic cables run from the base up through each arm, channeling light from the bulb up and out the ends of the lamp. The light can be dimmed, and red, blue, or green filters can be used, all controlled by touching the lamp’s base.

14Recycled Book Lamp

Not that we normally condone the destruction of books, but if you’ve got a slightly damaged or book of questionable worth/desirability this Recycled Book Lampshade from Instructables contributor msolek might be a DIY project to (en)lighten your study, library, office or kid’s room.

15Orca Lamp

Pendant lamp with inflatable shade in black and white PVC, you can call it a “lamp made of air”. In fact, air is the main material which the lamp is built of. That’s way despite its size, it is very lightweight. Created by designers Anna Siedlecka, Radek Achramowicz, it was made in Poland.