Designer Lindsey Adelman refers to her Clamp Pendant Light as "the opposite of innovation." She sources used clamps from all over the U.S., then plates them in brass. Her glassblower next blows glass onto them, making each fixture unique before it's wired. "There's something comforting in looking to a century-old object that will function forever," the designer says. [$1,500; thefutureperfect.com]
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