Putting my own sense of style into my living spaces is very important to me–as you might assume–so when we built our home nine years ago, one of the things we did was to change out the builder’s selection of lighting fixtures with those of our own choosing. Now, as you may know, it was the experience of building that house and then realizing some of the missed opportunities that led me to start Japanese Trash–and that has resulted in my having a much more defined sense of my own style. Were I to be building now, I would definitely go for industrial chic lighting in most or all of the rooms. Today, I’m looking at a few options for the kind of thing I really am drawn to when it comes to fixtures.
Benjamin Hubert – Heavy Light
This thin walled concrete lamp is a real beauty. Its simple shapes, neutral tones, and twisted red cord all appeal to me.
Skinflint Design – Salvaged Fire Brigade Search Light
This very handsome industrial lamp saw duty as a fire brigade search light in its past life. Pieces with a history like this hold a special place for me.
Machine Shop Lighting – Harrison Pulley
This sconce manages to combine its strong industrial features with a delicate-looking hand shaped glass cone for a terrific overall look.
John Beck Steel – Last Minute Sconce #1
No round up of industrial chic lighting is complete without at least one selection that uses brass. This one is a real standout.
Industrial Light Electric – Color Cord Pendant Light
It’s the use of honest forms and time honored materials like cloth cord and ceramic that make this pendant so appealing to me.