These Lamps Are a Sleek Modern Take on Industrial Lighting

Look around hip London or Manhattan coffee shops and restaurants, and you'll know that big, heavy lampshades of industrial light fittings are in right now. But these stripped-back lights provide a nod to that style—with a lighter, modern feel.

The Slims Collection of lamps by Tel-Aviv-based Studio Beam is a contemporary take on the industrial light fittings that used to appear in factories and warehouse the world over. But these fitting are fine and delicate: their frames are laser cut and then silver soldered together by hand, before being powder-coated in bright colors.

The results are bright and modern, though perhaps less useful for shading and directing light. Instead, the bulb throws its rays out in all directions. They're also not particularly cheap: prices start at around $500. [Studio Beam via Design Boom]