9 Ceramic Lamps That’ll Make Any Room Feel Like a Modern Art Museum
While I would never suggest actually living in a modern art museum (too many precious items and breakables!), there’s one way to bring that same spirit into your own home: a sculptural ceramic lamp. Sure, you could opt for your run-of-the-mill bronze base or something with a conventional farmhouse aesthetic, but why do that when there are eye-catching, artsy ceramic lamps in the world just waiting to be switched on?
For starters, there’s an artisanal quality to this kind of piece that adds noticeable texture to wherever you place it. Also, ceramic lamps are conversation starters; I would bet money that if you add a uniquely-shaped ceramic table lamp to your living room, your guests are going to remark on its beauty — even if they’re only seeing it over FaceTime or Zoom! Plus, let’s not forget the fact that ceramics are a time-honored tradition, and incorporating that type of artistry into a functional element of your home — like lighting — is pretty special. Ahead, you’ll find nine sculptural options to illuminate your space and expand your horizons with.
Algarve Ceramic Table Lamp
This circular ceramic lamp is named after the southernmost region of Portugal and is handmade with locally-sourced clay. If that’s not enough, the hole in the center is a real attention-grabber, and its shape plays well with furniture that has clean mid-century lines.
Buy: Algarve Ceramic Table Lamp, $179.00 from CB2
Mima Table Lamp
Mia Ceramic Table Lamp
Alina Table Lamp
The subtle speckled pattern and the interesting angles of this ceramic lamp feel playful and out-of-the-box. You might be surprised, however, by just how much a different colored shade — choose from white, cream, burlap, or gray — can change the piece’s overall look.
Buy: Alina Table Lamp, $149.00 from Crate & Barrel
Donut Table Lamp
Mesa Ceramic Table Lamp
Asymmetry Ceramic Table Lamp
Speaking of asymmetry, the uneven silhouette on this ceramic piece takes this lamp from ordinary to visually dynamic, all while still channeling a fresh minimalist vibe. If white isn’t for you or your home, black and speckled moss colorways are also available.
Buy: Asymmetry Ceramic Table Lamp, $179.00 from West Elm