The world’s most unusual lanterns, which designers worth an award!

The first street lamps appeared in 1417 in London. They were hung in the streets at night and were aimed to facilitate the movements at that time of the day. 100 years later, the Paris started to think about night lighting too. The authorities obliged residents to keep lamps by the windows, which would dispel the darkness in the streets.

The first full-fledged lighting system appeared in Holland in 1668. These were ordinary candles and oil lamps though, which did not give much light. However, it was the start of the real lighting revolution.

Nowadays, street lighting not only allows cities and towns to lead a full nightlife, but also some street lamps have become a real decoration that attracts tourists.

We collected some of them to impress you with beautiful designers’ work.

Piazza Vallero in Jerusalem. The lamps have the form of self-inflatable giant flowers called Warde. Red poppies are 9 meters high and were installed 5 years ago. This is a kind of sculpture with sensors that respond to movement. When a person approaches, the flowers “bloom” and turn the light on.

Piazza Vallero in Jerusalem

Image Credit: Instagram


Piazza Vallero in Jerusalem

Image Credit: Instagram


Piazza Vallero in Jerusalem

Image Credit: Instagram


Piazza Vallero in Jerusalem

Image Credit: Instagram


Every major city has its own unusual lanterns, that give a special charm to the city.

Engels, Saratov Oblast, Russia.


These nocturnal wizards not only give light in the night, but also inspire with their intricacy.

Image Credit: zavaluce


How do you like that?

Image Credit: OnlyArt


Lantern Chandelier

Image Credit: Werner Reiterer


Some futuristic flowers…

Image Credit: dancorson.com


And even if the locals do not get tired to admire this beauty, one can only guess what impression such lanterns give on random tourists.

Image Credit: Instagram



Image Credit: Instagram



Image Credit: Instagram

Would you like to have such kind of lanterns in your town?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *