Sculpture or Sconce?

Art-forward lamps illuminate the space where form meets function



The benefits of light fixtures that blur the line between intriguing works of art and practical household objects are multifold — especially in rooms where wall space is at a premium.

Style sconces, chandeliers and pendants in unexpected ways to inject creativity into your home (think: stacked on each other or hanging off-center in a room), or simply as standalone pieces that are sure to be conversation-starters. Here, we share a few of our favorites.


RH Selenite Crystal Grand sconce, $3,095.


VIDERE LICET Meltform #11, $16,000.


A project featured in KELLY WEARSTER’s new tome, Evocative Style (Rizzoli New York, $55).


CHEN CHEN & KAI WILLIAMS Caviar sconce, from $1,850.


APPARATUS Interlude embroidered hanging lamp, $68,000.


Feature image: Meltform #8, $22,000, Meltform #14, $16,000, and Meltform #12, $16,000, by VIDERE LICET.


This story originally appeared in the November 2019 issue of C Magazine.

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