This Contemporary Chamber Lamp was Inspired by Old Oil Illuminators

By: Amelia Roblin - Mar 27, 2015
References: store.menudesignshop & store.leibal
Looking at the Chamber Lamp, you can see that it embodies a modernist style with its tinted soda glass and its curving geometric shapes; however, you might instantly recognize it as resembling an old fashioned object. Hallgeir Homstvedt was inspired by handheld oil lamps that could be found in homes everywhere throughout the Western world, some two hundred years ago.

Here, an antique form is adapted to serve a relevant purpose. Most people wouldn't be using this chamber lamp the traditional portable way, but it brings beautiful ambiance to nightstands and dining tables. With a tiny tray and handle, the encapsulated candle can be picked up and moved to whichever room it might best enhance at any given time. With its minimalist design, the candleholder lights up as a little detail in a contemporary interior.