Desert Storm Lights by Nir Meiri
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Industrial designer Nir Meiri‘s Desert Storm lights were inspired by just that. She says, “The shape of the sand-molded lamp shades brings to mind primitive dessert structures, while the fixture’s overall figure resembles that of plants that blossom in the Mediterranean seashore.”

The shades, made from sand, are rough on the inside and smooth outside, and affixed to a sturdy iron pole. The lamps, which come in standing and table models, take LED bulbs but spread a soft light. The collection is currently on display at the Paradigma Design Gallery in Tel Aviv.

Photos by Shay Ben Efrayim.

Marni Elyse Katz is a Contributing Editor at Design Milk. She lives in Boston where she contributes regularly to local publications and writes her own interior design blog, StyleCarrot.