Most of the lamps that are inspired by modern fashion trends consist of a clean, white lampshade and an understated base that does not distract from the eye. Depending on the layout of your home and your current lighting needs, there are modern lamps that are clearly based on the sculptures found in today's leading art galleries, as well as lamps that consist of straight lines and confident curves that do blend into the background of a room. Another current trend in modern lamps is the use of frosted white glass that replaces the use of a traditional cloth lampshade and provides a much crisper quality of light to your home.
If there is one thing that nearly all modern lamps have in common, it is that they nearly all incorporate brushed stainless steel into the design of their base. This steel is often formed into attractive curves or bold, thin curves. Quite often, you will also find that a designer has mixed both steel and black polymers or wood into the base of the lamp that balance against one other with their complementary or conflicting forms. The history of the design of these styles of modern lamps is firmly rooted in the trends in modern art that have evolved over the past 50 years.