Editor's Picks: Top 10 Modern Wall Lights

Anything but wall flowers, these modern sconces and swing arm lamps redefine traditional wall lighting—illustrating that when it comes to illuminating an interior space, the best contemporary lighting fixtures are't always front and center.


Herman Miller - Cigar Wall Sconce

Solid proof that it's possible to be both impeccably tailored and comfortably plush.

Ricb Brilliant Willing - Monocle Wall Sconce

The very definition of a classic beauty: a stool that looks forever young at the ripe old age of 80.

Siemon & Salazar - Urchin Elbow Wall Sconce

No bells and whistles needed. When craftsmanship is this good, there's nothing to hide.


Hinkley - Congress Sconce

Metal that's thin as paper and folds like origami. Real Good? How about real great?

LZF - Air Wall Sconce

No "slum of legs" on this table. When it comes to elegance, this pedestal stands alone.

Marset - Tam Tam Wall Sconce

Just try serving coffee on this flowery table—without smiling. Not possible.

Menu - Warren Wall Lamp

What's not to like about a clean and functional piece, capable of doing double duty?

FLOS - IC Lights Wall Lamp

It may be museum material, but this 1967 gem is still accessible to design geeks like me.

Foscarini - Nuage Wall Light

Most with least: barely-there minimalism meets supreme efficiency.

Tom Dixon - Beat Wall Light

Forget crystal balls; a shiny copper pendant portends a warmer and rosier future.