10 Cutting Edge Brutalist Lamps and Lights for 2023

The Brutalist movement, originating in the mid-20th century, continues to inspire artists, architects, and designers globally. Known for its raw and robust aesthetic, Brutalism challenged traditional design norms. In the realm of lighting design, the Brutalist movement left an indelible mark, creating distinctive and bold pieces that fuse form and function. Explore our curated collection of 10 exceptional Brutalist lighting fixtures that epitomize the spirit of 2023, seamlessly blending raw power and illumination.

Vassily Brut by Adelie Ducasse

Vassily Brut by Adelie Ducasse
© Adelie Ducasse

Meet “Vassily Brut”, a Brutalist lamp in grey clay and transparent glaze to imitate concrete made by hand in France.

Trapeze by Koen Van Guijze

Trapeze by Koen Van Guijze
© Van Guijze

Koen Van Guijze is a lighting designer with Brutalist and minimalist roots. He works with ‘authentic’ materials such as steel, brass, concrete, cork, ceramics, sand, and paper to create one-of-a-kind collectible lighting pieces and site-specific projects.

Primitive Lamp by SSSVLL

Primitive Lamp by SSSVLL

The Primitive lamp is made of recycled industrial waste polyethene and chromed oak, using a rotational moulding manufacturing process.

Light Composition by Radu Abraham

Light Composition by Radu Abraham
© Radu Abraham

Light Composition is a Brutalist piece, which stems from an exploration of form prior to function, being an object that continues a series done before.

“Cofit-20” by Atelier Haute Cuisine

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Crofit-20 has clear Brutalist qualities given its use of concrete. Depending on how you place the brick and in which imprint you put the lightbulb, you can play with the design and display it in different ways.

“A Flanc de Falaise – Paysage” Lamp by Maxime Bellaunay

© Maxime Bellaunay

In “A Flanc de Falaise – Paysage” the light comes out of a crack in the stone and is reflected off the brass. The external treatment of the brass echoes the fragmented aspect of the stone.

O.F.I.S Series, Pipe, Rod & Brick Table Lamp by Lucas Muñoz

© Lucas Muñoz

This ‘Pipe, Rod and Brick’ tubular steel table lamp forms part of the Series O.F.I.S (Objects From Intersticial Space) by Lucas Muñoz, which is an ongoing research of industrial material’s potential for narrative.

Roots of Home Lamp by Ruda Studio

© Ruda Studio

Due to the war, many Ukrainians lost their homes and had to arrange their lives in temporary places of residence. The Roots of Home collection has an associative resemblance to an ancient Ukrainian hut, where the lampshade resembles a roof with a terracing of straw or shingles covered in the “tyruvannia” technique.

Lattice – Skyscraper Floor Lamp (Set of 2) by Studio Yellowdot

© Studio Yellowdot

Inspired by the futuristic backdrop of skyscrapers and neon billboards of Hong Kong, the ‘Lattice’ Brutalist floor lamps are sculptural lamps created using a 3D latticing technique unique to additive manufacturing technology.

252455615968443048 seconds by Thibeau Scarcériaux

© Thibeau Scarcériaux

“252455615968443048” is a sculptural Brutalist mirror and lamp – a representation of a time when the sun dies. It represents the red giant phase, and it will last about a billion years before the sun collapses into a white dwarf.

Browse our Entire Selection of Brutalist Objects

At ADORNO, we curate Brutalist pieces that embody raw power, challenge conventions, and stand the test of time. Each item celebrates bold aesthetics, architectural brilliance, and exceptional craftsmanship. Our collection exudes timeless elegance, pushing the boundaries of what is considered classic.

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