In addition to design, you should not underestimate the possibilities in the use of glass art objects. Here is a very nice example of the combination of light, decoration and functionality. Ideal as a "telephone column " or as a pedestal for a larger vase or art object.
Today you can use as a light source a LED strip. Thus, the illumination is even more homogeneous than at that time with incandescent bulbs or with the so-called economy bulbs.