ISSUE 2  |  Kitchen Secrets

11 Best Industrial-Style Black Sconces for the Kitchen

January 12, 2015 4:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Better known in just about every other room, sconces work wonders in the kitchen. From Jacobsen to Jielde, here are our picks for the best black industrial examples: Think glamour and visibility

Above: The Bestlite Wall Lamp BL6 is $579 from Horne. Photograph by Heidi Lerkenfeldt.

Above: The Lampe Gras Model 214 Wall Lamp ($580 from Design Within Reach) in a Melbourne kitchen by Australian firm Hecker Guthrie.

Above: In photographer Federica Bottoli and architect Vittorio Longheu’s Family House in Mantua, Italy, a ProuvĂ© Potence Light ($1,795 from Design Within Reach) provides illumination. 

Above: A Serge Mouille Two-Arm Wall Sconce ($5,200 from Design Within Reach) in a kitchen photographed by Ricardo Laguiole for Serge Mouille.

Above: For similar sconces, consider the Barn Light Mini Eclipse Wall Sconce ($149) from Barn Light Electric. Photograph by Frida Ramstedt via Trendenser.

Above: A pair of vintage scissor sconces in a kitchen by Mark Lewis; for something similar, consider the Industrial Scissor Articulating Wall Lamp ($175) from Long Made Co. on Etsy, or the Morgan Black Sconce ($179) from Crate & Barrel.

Above: The winning kitchen in last summer’s Best Professionally Design Kitchen in our Remodelista Considered Design Awards was Space Exploration’s Brooklyn loft kitchen featuring vintage scissor sconces. 

Above: Mercury-glass-lined lampshades in stylist Emma Waight’s country kitchen in West Sussex, England. For sourcing ideas, go to Steal This Look: English Country Kitchen

Above: In a kitchen via Plitka in Romania, a trio of Jielde Signal Two-Arm Wall Sconces; $390 each from Horne.

Above: Paolo Rizzatto’s 1973 Model 265 Wall Light for Flos is $1,425 from Hive Modern. 

Above: A pair of black Arne Jacobsen AJ Wall Sconces ($946 each) from Design Within Reach in a kitchen via Bo Bedre.

For more sourcing ideas, see last week’s 10 Easy Pieces: Classic Black Metal Sconces.