We keep coming back to these wall lamps from Octate. The idea of sconces can get really stale, and designs are often over-the-top or a bit boring. But we think the Bow series includes some of the most interestingly designed sconces out there. Made from multi-ply and thin veneer in maple or walnut, the wood's bow effect creates negative space in the shape of a traditional lamp.
The Bow 24 (named for its shorter height, at 24") and the Bow 48 (at 48") both stand out sculpturally, whether the light is on or not. Cost runs either $235 for the smaller version, and $315 for the larger. We could see these as individual lighting pieces or paired up (possibly even one of each) in a room that needs some commanding objects, wood, and lighting all at once.