Fifteen years ago, I came across a book about lighting. It had been published in the ’80s, and it spoke extensively about how 1980s lighting (especially sconces) were largely influenced by Art Deco designs. If the book hadn’t been in a library, I would have bought it! I was still a student, but even then, I was obsessed with the ’80s, and this was the first time I’d consciously linked that decade with Art Deco. My mind was blown! Today we feature sconces that can’t help but look ’80s (and ’20s). Some are old and some are new. All are awesome…
Like the Art Deco/Retro Two Lighting Wall Sconce from International Lighting, pictured above in both polished brass and brushed nickel finishes. Available for purchase through LightingDirect.com, the sconce is also offered in bronze. Below we see two French scones that come from the ’80s! These vintage Deco “Mille nuits” wall sconces are designed by Baccarat and can be yours through Antiquera Tribeca:
Ready for a sleek statement in black? The Art Deco/Retro Wall Washer Sconce from Progress Lighting is available at LightingDirect.com. The sconce is featured in both white and black. We think either color will look undeniably ’80s, depending on what you’re going for… If you purchase a black sconce, consider hanging it in a room that features a black marble table!
These next sconces are from renowned designer Karl Springer, known for his exotic furnishings, many of which flourished in the ’80s. Gunmetal and frosted Lucite are the materials of choice. Designed in the ’80s, Springer’s Art Deco Sconces can be yours through 1st Dibs. Truly decadent!!!
We end with a brass and glass piece. Don’t be fooled by the triangular design behind the sconce–we’re fairly certain it’s not part of the design. But doesn’t it create an awesome image?! Also, for those of you who were wondering if brass would ever make a comeback, take note: it’s definitely back! If you don’t believe me, visit Jonathan Adler. The Light Polished Brass Traditional Bath Sconce comes from Affordable Quality Lighting. Traditional, yet cheeky in the right setting…
Hopefully today’s post shed some light on ’80s design. ; – ) Sorry for that–it’s been a long week! Happy Friday!
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