Designed by Jethro Macey the Coin Lamp requires you to insert a coin before it lights up. It will only light up whenever you insert coins inside, and the lamp itself has been specially set to a pre-determined time by an internal mechanism.
These unique lighting fixtures out of Germany reuse old dead light bulbs to create dramatic sculptural lamps. Bulbs Unlimited sells kits that let you create fixtures like the ones pictured here from your own recycled bulbs.
The Messe Frankfurt Light+Building show in Germany is the event where retailers, designers and architects go to view what’s next in the lighting design world.
These fixtures are subtle and can be directional, and can be connected to dimmer switches to give a range of light from subtly dim to full brightness to illuminate an entire room.