Choosing the correct lighting for your room can be a difficult task, but the one thing that is in your favour is that lights can be as creative as you want, so ultimately there is the perfect light no matter the setting.
A quick look around any light store will result in you seeing various styles from classical, to the flamboyant, to just a plain light that is merely functional and nothing else. However, there is another option and that option is industrial retro lighting and this style is capable of showing you just how flexible lighting can be when you have a designer mind behind its creation.
With some clever engineering, virtually anything can be turned into a wonderful light and industrial lighting actually gives you more scope to experiment with ideas than any other source. At Lost and Foundry, we believe in utilising a wide range of objects that you would never normally dream of using, but in doing so we can create products that catch the eye and can look fantastic in a wide range of settings.
Consider for a moment how interesting it would be to have an old typewriter, which is now defunct thanks to computers and tablets, that has been turned into a lamp for an office or study. A science person would surely love to have some kind of scientific object, such as a microscope, turned into a light for their desk.
The person that is interested in helping the environment would surely prefer to see old glass jars turned into lights rather than having them thrown into landfill. Tin cans, pram wheels, old vintage radios, the list of possible items that can be recycled in this way is mindblowing and the only limitation is our imagination.
The entire idea of industrial retro lighting is that it uses items that are far removed from your classical lamps in stores or even lamps that are classed has having a modern design when, in actual fact, they still conform to certain design ideas.
The question here is, do these lights still give you something radically different? Of course they will in certain settings, but is it not better to have something that really does stand out and make people quiz you as to how it is possible for that old swan ornament to have been turned into a light? Which one is more fun to describe to people? Which one will make more people stop in their tracks as they try to take in what they have just seen with their own eyes?
This type of lighting is very flexible when it comes to the rooms that it can be used in and you will also be surprised as to the different types of decor that it can blend in beautifully with. Why would an old vintage tin can as a light not work in a kitchen environment? Why would that old radio or that old trophy not work in a guys bedroom? Why can you not take a vintage glass bottle and use it as the base of a lamp with a shade on top for the lounge?
When you stop and think about it there is actually a lot of options when it comes to this kind of lighting in and around the home and this is the part that often surprises people with industrial retro lighting.
These pieces are also timeless as the examples that are created here at Lost and Foundry are so different to what you will see elsewhere that they are never going to go out of fashion, unlike those lamps that you purchase from the usual outlets.
How can a cluster of old light bulbs sealed together ever be out of fashion? How can using a grater to cover a light ever be anything but different? Your decor may change, but your lighting can stay the same and how many products can you actually say that that happens with?
Industrial retro lighting is here to stay and at Lost and Foundry there is always that desire to create something new and exciting using objects that you just never expected to be used as a light. Why follow the usual lines like everybody else? Surely it is better to be more interesting and bring some excitement into your home? Do not be afraid, but rather just accept that being different is better and having different lights will really help to bring a room to life.