20 Interesting Industrial Pipe Lamp Design Ideas

Lamps can be one of the most rewardful DIY Projects in the world thanks to their extended functionality and often use.  Sculptural industrial diy pipe lamps design ideas have been showcased underneath ready to help you with old unused pipe lamps in your household, ready to feed your imagination with industrial design pieces.

How To: Make an Industrial Chic Lamp from Pipe Fittings



  • Assorted pipe fittings from the plumbing aisle. We used the following 1/2″ parts:
    • (1x) 6″ nipple
    • (1x) 3 1/2″ nipple
    • (6x) 1/2″ or “close” nipple
    • (5x) 90-degree elbow
    • (3x) t-joints
    • (1x) 3/4″ – 1/2″ 90-degree reducer
  • citrus-based sticker remover
  • Lamp cord set with candelabra base socket and rotary switch
  • Electric drill with 5/16″ bit
  • Hot glue gun
  • Cutting pliers
  • Electric tape
  • Soldering iron (optional)


A. Begin by removing all the stickers and tape from the pipe parts and cleaning them with mineral spirits or citrus-based cleaner.


B. We’ll need to thread the lamp cord through the pipe fixture, and so it’s necessary to cut the cord away from the plug and switch. Use the pliers to cut the cord right above the switch, and then cut the switch out all together. We’ll reinstall it later.


C. Insert a bulb in the socket and thread the now-cut cord through. Place the bulb where it looks best and then use the hot glue to fill the cavity in the reducer to hold the socket in place. Be sure not to get any glue on the threads.


D. Choose a place where the cord will exit the lamp, and drill a 5/16″ hole. When drilling into metal, be sure to use a slow speed and wear proper safety gear. I drilled my hole in the bottom of a t-joint, accounting for the angle at which I knew it would sit.


E. Then, just assemble all the pipe parts as desired, threading the cord through where necessary.


F. Open the rotary switch, and note how the fixture works. Remove the cut cord, then recreate the setup to connect the two ends of the cord. Connect the cold wire (the one with ridges) with solder or by twisting the wires and sealing with electric tape. Insert the hot wire into the proper channels, and close the switch to insert the little teeth. Here’s a helpful how-to for safely working with a switch like these.

G. Test to make sure everything is set up properly, and get to work!


The collection uses the authenticity of each metal piece and special lights bulbs to gain spectacular aesthetic values in their scenarios.  Cast at the glance at the gallery below and pick your favorite craft.

01. Desk Industrial Pipe Lamp With Light Bulb Armor


02. Wall Lighting Fixture With Spectacular Light Bulb


03. Spectacular DIY Industrial Lamp With Wire Case Around The Light Source


04. Ceiling Light Fixture Made From Pipes With Regular Bulbs


05. Industrial Lamp With Unique Light Bulbs


06. Side-table Industrial Lamp With Sold Apparel


07. Spectacular Industrial Fixture With Unique Glass Component


08. Symmetrical Structure in T Shaped Industrial Lamp


09. Red Wire Highlighting The Special Nature of The Lamp


10. Green Lampshade on an Industrial Design


11. Big Lamp Ended By a Beautiful Light Bulb


12. Tiny Fixture Carrying Sculptural Light Bulb


13.  Metal Geometry Holding Three End Elements and Exuding Authenticity


14. Tiny Elegant Industrial Desk Lamp


15. Red Water Tap Activating The Lamp and Positioning Iit In Its Industrial Background


16. Mario Brothers Industrial Pipe Lamp ($180)


Every time you need to turn the light on, you have a perfectly good excuse to exclaim, “It’s me, Mario!”

17. Kozo Industrial Chic Desk Lamp ($379)


An upcycled art piece meets desktop illumination in this kooky Kozo lamp. We’re inspired to try drumming up our own industrial lighting after a trip or two to Home Depot.

18. Industrial Art Design Desk Table with Reclaimed Wood and Black Iron Pipe Lamp. $140.00


19. Industrial Table Desk Black Pipe and Hardwood Shelf with Shade


20. Industrial Pipe and Reclaimed Hardwood Desk Table Lamp with Shade. $225.00



If you were to construct your own DIY industrial design piece what elements you would really like to include? Take a moment and think about how much you can change one lamp with the new collections of bulbs that are wearing vintage clothes. We would love to hear your opinion in the comment section below.

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Architecture & Design was started by an Afghan - Canadian entrepreneur, he believes that wellbeing is affected by the spaces we spend our time in and that their design is an important notion to consider with regards to our personal comfort and happiness – whether we are at home, at work or at play.

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