“Industrial lighting” might make you think of dreary fluorescent tubes embedded in the ceiling, like your office workplace has. But now it means artistic lighting that evokes factories of the Industrial Revolution. Think sturdy metal pipes with retro-look bulbs that are surprisingly energy-efficient. The picture above is from Union Hill Iron Works, and below is one from Urban Chandy.
These lamps and light fixtures are from top designers, but they might inspire you to make your own. After all, you can make a lamp out of anything, since it basically requires running a wire through something that looks nice. See all 20 industrial lighting designs at Housely.