These modern light designs are out-of-this-world.

Whether inspired by extraterrestrial stars or earthly matter, these lights combine bold beams with svelte shapes—pairing sci-fi with organic style.

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Click through to see our favourite lighting picks, all brimming with sci-fi cool.

Like a miniature sun and moon, the Copycat table lamp (from $785) by Michael Anastassiades for Flos is an illuminated glass globe paired witha golden satellite.

Both dishy sculpture and radiant light station, the Satellite lamp ($639)from BoConcept is a space-age style statement.

How do you keep a white kitchen from feeling like any other white kitchen? Dramatic lighting makes a big difference, as is the case with these show-stopping Currey and Company pendant lights, which are nearly two feet in diameter. Designed by Bruce Wilkin in Victoria, the space gets extra wow thanks to the high-gloss custom ceiling; with lights set on a dimmer at night, the ceiling practically sparkles. (Photo: Vince Klassen)More on this kitchen here

The juxtaposition of geometric forms€”shapely marble orb with linear metal€”in the Cleo floor lamp ($2,995) by Kelly Wearstler lets worlds collide.

The oval cutouts of Natuzzis Cosmo lamp ($1,819) shed constellation-like shapes and beams of light, creating a canopy of stars indoors.

The Java pendant ($493) by Maxim is made from recycled corrugated paper, yet is no cardboard cutout; the raw edges of its sphere (beehive or far-flung planet?) are tempered by the soft glow it emits.

From spindly limbed E.T. to fantastical underwater (or intergalactic) outpost, the many connotations of the Atlante lamp ($1,295) by Slamp make it a limitless, luminous conversation piece.