Geometric, angular, curved and straight: 2016 lighting is all about creating interesting shapes.

The latest lighting shows off serious curves—and angles. From bulbous glass orbs to Escher-like geometric shapes, these lights show of some striking contours.

Like the illusory art of Escher, the Net Line by Artemide (from $1,625) is modular and maze-like and seemingly never-ending.;;

The interlockingcubes of the Erickson rectangular chandelier ($2,530) by Curreyand Company bringgeometric pattern-playto your living;

The Scandinaviandesign of the JWDAConcrete lamp ($275)for Menu is a mash-up ofraw concrete and smooth glass, punctuated withthe lovely detail of abrass dimmer;

These Matrioshkaglass pendants ($1,355) by Stone Designs for Innermost are inspired by Russian nesting dolls.;

With pop-colour appeal on a small footprint, the Swabdesign task lamp ($189) from West Elm is the perfect desk companion.

Designer’s Pick by (DOTY 2015 Winner) Kevin Mitchell

DesignerPick_Lighting“The Tizio lamp is a go-to for me because it pretty much works anywhere. You can use it as a desk lamp in an office, as a bedside lamp, or as a reading lamp in any situation. It has an architectural quality that is somewhat sculptural. It is one of those things you can find at theMoMA and not go bankrupt incorporating into your decor.”;