10 interiors that use lighting as a centrepiece

This week's Pinterest roundup shines a light on interiors that feature unusual lamps or pendants to set the mood, from a chandelier made from tea bags to a sculptural light previously used for squid fishing.

Aesop Kawaramachi, Japan, by Torafu Architects

A sculptural light made from metal pipes and lightbulbs previously used on squid fishing boats complements the industrial-style interiors of this Aesop skincare store in Kyoto.

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The Rabbit Hole, Australia, by Matt Woods

For this organic tea bar in Sydney, Matt Woods incorporated several whimsical features, including a chandelier made from tea bags, which hangs above the tile-clad serving counter.

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Rylett Crescent, UK, by McLaren Excell

London-based McLaren Excell kept the interiors minimal when overhauling a two-storey laundry facility in Shepherds Bush. A black, bar-shaped pendant light that hangs above the kitchen island dramatically contrasts with the white walls.

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Kiev apartment, Ukraine, by Special Project Venediktov

A cloud-shaped light contrasts with blue and green tones inside this apartment in a Kiev high-rise, which has been furnished in a Scandinavian style.

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Holiday Apartment, Belgium, by Ooze

Tentacle-like spotlights illuminate paintings and sculptures inside this seafront apartment in Belgium, which also features salvaged wooden flooring and sculpture plinths.

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Basing Street Rooms, UK, by Alma-nac

London architects Alma-nac transformed a Victorian end-terrace house into a hotel for the record label, filling each room with coloured neon lights in the shape of lightning bolts and suspending clear glass lightbulbs from red cords.

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Studio Nuctacle, Paris, by Paul Coudamy

This renovated Paris apartment features wooden furniture and a sculptural light conceived as a "geometric cloud" – constructed from 76 frosted glass triangles, which are held together by hinges and rivets to allow the structure to be moulded into different configurations.

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Cafe Mollien, France, by Mathieu Lehanneur

For the renovation of a cafe inside Paris' Musée du Louvre, French designer Mathieu Lehanneur added contemporary acrylic light fixtures that cast a diffused pink glow over their historical surrounds.

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Louver House, USA, by Leroy Street Studio

This spacious home in the Hamptons has vaulted ceilings and low beams that mimic a traditional barn or loft. A skylight that stretches the length of the space ushers in daylight, while a contemporary lighting fixture found above the marble bar adds extra brightness.

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Berlin apartment, Germany, by Sarah Van Peteghem

Lampshades with woollen shades and long knitted cables have been draped around the minimal interiors of this refurbished 20th-century apartment in Berlin.

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