There is no recovery from bad lighting. You either accept an ugly, unflattering future or you invest in gorgeous alternatives. It’s not a hard choice. While the market hosts nearly endless options, the non-conformists among us cannot settle for a fixture or lamp that has repeated play on Pinterest. These five artisan-designed pieces bring forth a very well-timed electric revolution with original designs that were not focus group-ed into existence. Some arrive from well-established names, others from an emerging artisan class. All of them highlight the seismic shift the category has experienced in the last few years. Cool materials, unusual forms, strong statements—lighting has entered a real design Renaissance. That brushed nickel pendant is not going to cut it.