Trend: Salvaged lighting

Words by Emma Kay

Utility light fixtures have becomea firm favourite amongst interior designers and householders alike. From tabletop to ceiling, this edit will illuminate your home.

Dramatic effect: for statement lighting that will be sure toinspire envy in your friends, try grouping these 50s Leipzig helmet lights, toadd drama. (h) 64cm x (d) 36cm, £740,

Are you being served: give your hallway a touch of 1930s elegance with these department store opaline lights. (h) 36xm x (dia) 30.5cm, £180,

Be bold: ifa pop of colour is required to balance a grey wall or two, these giantCzech down lighters in cherry red fit the bill. They can be sprayed in any RAL (metal paint)colour for orders of six or more. (h) 89cm x (d) 53.5cm, £460,

Anglepoised: if you’ve been searching for precision spot-lighting for your walls, look no further. This 1930s machinist’s work light by Invisaflex has a brushed aluminum shade and black lacquered arm. (l) 90cm at maximum projection x (dia) 13cm, £320, 

Assembly line: minimalist hallway lighting doesn’t get much more utilitarian. These communist-era bulkhead lights with prismatic glass were discovered unused in a Polish factory store room. (h) 30cm x (w) 17cm x (d) 15cm, £245,

Linear thinking: if graphic lines are your cup of stylistic tea, try this 1950s industrial fluorescent tube lamp with polished aluminum casing. (l) 1.58m x (h) 23cm x (d) 19cm, £POA,  

Your name in lights: woodenletters seem to be atop every fashionable home’s shelves these days, so dare to bedifferent with 1950s illuminated shop signage. You can even group meaningful onestogether to act as a personal installation art. £POA,

Loud and clear: add interest to any living-room surface with this huge 1960s brushed aluminium German table lamp. Laterally adjustable, it has been rewired with black elephant braid cable. (h) 49cm x (l) 27cm x (dia) 39cm, £320,

Copper top: sprinkle some retro charmon to your desk space with this articulatedvintage lamp. Created by Mark Beverton in the UKin 1950, it has a beautiful and rarecopper base and shade. (h) 109cm x (d) 20cm, £1440,
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