Star Wars: An interior design adventure

16 Dec 2015

Benjamin Rice’s incredible light designs

There are some immensely creative people out there in the internet world and many of them, it seems, are Star Wars fans.

Over the past few months, we’ve discovered quite a few quirky, creative Star Wars-themed fixtures and fittings for the home.

Some are modest, others are exaggerated. Some are individual projects, others are commercially available. But all, regardless of how long ago they were created, are immortalised on our computer screens.

Given it’s the season, and everybody is celebrating the birth of a special little guy, why not enjoy a whimsical tour through the minds of these geeky interior designers, these clever, niche gadgets and even engineering feats to make fire, somehow, even more appealing.

We can start with the small stuff, book ends, shower heads and modest chairs, before moving on up to major light fittings, entire bedrooms, droid leg lamps and a Death Star fire pit.

It feels like you can renovate your entire home if you have the right mind, skills and time.

First up we have these AT-AT Bookends, made by Gentle Giant. You can pick them up from various places online but the prices are outrageous.

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Now this Darth Vader showerhead (you can get R2D2, too).2 Darth-Vader | Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Or a Death Star one-seater. Craftster user Mutantstar spotted a wrecked football-themed chair in a skip. She took it home, got a crafting and made this:

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Zombiecontroller on Imgur posted this cabinet, which was just a simple furniture piece restored and painted to great effect.

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Okay, now we’re getting into some serious creativity. Gordon Tarpley’s Droid-leg lamp, ladies and gentlemen. 5 Leg Lamp Star Wars furniture | Star Wars: The Force Awakens

A step up yet again. Lighting is key to all sci-fi fun, of course, so Benjamin Rice made this out of bicycle parts. He also made an even cooler Tie Interceptor light fitting, too. 6 X-Wing-Lamp  | Star Wars: The Force Awakens6 Star Wars Tie Intercepter Light fitting Star Wars furniture | Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Redditor Bandia867 posted up this picture a few months back, showing a Death Star fire pit her 84-year-old grandfather made on the fly. It has since become a business7 Firepit | Star Wars: The Force Awakens

If bedrooms are your most likely resting place for creative genius in the home, then surely adding Starfighters can only improve them. First up we have American designer Jason Hulfish. Star Wars furniture | Star Wars: The Force Awakens

And also a homemade X-wing bed from DarthDaddy42. Star Wars furniture |

However, we simply couldn’t look into this without being drawn to the ultimate, Star Wars-themed creation from carpenter Colin, who has a blog all about his work here.

Colin created this AT-AT drinks cabinet. A masterpiece.

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Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic