Have a Marble Light

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London-based designer Lee Broom has crafted a series of marble lighting, called Nouveau Rebel, that pushes the stone to its practical limits.

The Globe light (pictured) is shaped from solid Carrara marble into a less than one-inch-thick bowl that’s covered by an even thinner (.4 inch) plate, giving the impression of a solid half sphere of marble. On top sits a lead-crystal dome. The hidden LED bulb shines through the almost translucent marble plate, creating a surreal illusion and casting a soft, warm glow.

$6,575; leebroom.com.