Marble has been used for lamps shades since the 30’s. Great Italian designers have created stunning examples of marble lighting such as the Biagio lamp (by Tobia Scarpa, 1968) and continue to surprise with innovative uses of Carrara translucent marble in lighting. Real marble table lamps and pendants are beautiful, very precious and expensive.
What’s new is that the white marble look is so trendy that designers around the world have been inspired to create affordable marble-like lamp shades, with marble texture printed on metal or fabric, playing with the contrast of light materials with marble patterns prints. Other ways to add marble accents to your home is by using pillows, curtains and tablecloths.
Marble Effect Lamp shade by Quirk (UK). This Drum marble lamp shade is handmade with a Carrara marble effect fabric and with a choice of brushed copper, silver and gold metallic linings.
Marble-effect Dinner Ceiling Pendant by George Home (UK). The white marble pattern is printed on metal.
The Lighting Book MAGNUS white marble effect dome ceiling pendant by the lighting company (UK). In this lamp shade, the Marble texture is printed on metal.
Lindsey Light Pendant by Elk Lighting (USA). Marble print on metal.