Friday, March 24, 2017

5 Must-See Creative Industrial Light Fixtures

By Gretchen Sawatzki

Industrial style lighting for the home or office is the perfect style to experiment with. Industrial light fixtures can be sleek and streamlined, or an amalgam of repurposed materials, which offers a wide range of styles to choose from. Here are 5 unique industrial light fixtures that represent the kinds of the great options out in the world.

Antique schoolhouse style industrial light fixture.
Photo by Hannah Manning for Materials Unlimited.

If you're a "purist" who enjoys antiques, consider antique schoolhouse style industrial light fixtures. These fixtures were found in hospitals, schools, offices, churches, and even apartment buildings around the turn of the 20th century. They are easy to find and are often available in numbers. They are a great option for minimalists, purists, and those who like sleek and simple design.

Custom industrial electrified gas light fixture.
Photo by Hannah Manning for Materials Unlimited.

If you like antiques, but want something a bit more unique, there's the perfect custom industrial light fixture for you - formerly a gas lantern, this custom light fixture repurposes old lantern parts while maintaining its original lantern feel. You don't have to worry about the gas, since it has been fully electrified. It provides the look and warm glow of an old lantern without the hassle.

Custom industrial style table lamp made from a repurposed hand pump.
Photo by Hannah Manning for Materials Unlimited.

If you're interested in something repurposed with industrial parts, this table lamp has a lot to offer. Similar to the repurposed gas lantern, this antique water pump industrial table lamp offers the same antique charm and custom craftsmanship. This is for the adventurous buyer, as it will certainly be the topic of conversation!

Antique repurposed funnel industrial style light fixture.
Photo by Hannah Manning for Materials Unlimited.

When you think industrial, farm equipment may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but for this custom light fixture it started off at the homestead and has been customized for the home. Made from a galvanized steel tractor funnel, this light fixture is quirky, charming, and perfect for your country chic, industrial, or eclectic space.

Antique repurposed hay bale hook industrial style light fixture.
Photo by Hannah Manning for Materials Unlimited.

The perfect blend of industrial and farm is married in this custom industrial hay bale light fixture. Not only does this look mechanical and heavy duty, but is also blends industrial rough metal edges with sleek and simple classic green light fixture shades. Perfect for an office, above a pool table, or in a kitchen, this industrial fixture makes a statement without all the decoration.

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