Caged: Lighting Trend

Caged: Lighting Trend

Designers are combining the traditional industrial cage lamp  with new materials, colors and finishes to create contemporary lighting fixtures.

Bluff City pendants by Jonah Takagi for Roll and Hill_1

Inspired by and named after the Tennessee town, Bluff City, Jonah Takagi’s industrial but refined Bluff City pendants for Roll & Hill combine a traditional pendant shade with a wire cage.

Tull lamp by Tommaso Caldera for Incipit

Tommaso Caldera’s Tull lamp for Milanese brand Incipit is merges a domestic shade with a industrial cage lamp. The designer has simply altered the colors, finishes and proportions to give the design a contemporary feel.


Designed by by Jake Phipps for Italian brand Casamania, Tweetie is a playful bird and cage-inspired pendant lamp that has been made in collaboration with the ceramic experts at BOSA. While the birds are made from hand-painted black or 24 carat gold-plated ceramic, the frame is made from black-painted or gold-plated metal rods.

Cage lamp by Studio Dare

Dare Studio’s Cage Lamps are constructed from flat sections of brass, copper or powder-coated metal arranged around an E27 bulb.

Rhizaria lamp by Lanzavecchia and Wai for Exnovo

The Rhizaria lamp by Lanzavecchia + Wai for Exnovo features a 3D printed, sintered polymer shell that encases a mouth-blown Murano glass diffuser


Inspired by the lamps of miners and workers, the colorful blown glass diffuser of Diesel’s Cage lamp is protected by an industrial metal cage transforming it into a decorative element.

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