Wall sconces are among the oldest forms of indoor lighting. Although the term "sconce" technically indicates wall lights that provide indirect light directed upwards or sideways, it is now very often used informally to describe all non-recessed wall lights.
Thus Nemo's Applique á Volet Pivotant collection, Catellani & Smith's Lederam family of lights, and Lightolight from Parachilna are all designer wall sconces in a technical sense, while the expanded definition would also include sconce light fixtures that offer direct lighting such as Alfi from Estiluz, Mona from Brokis, and London from Original BTC. Adjustable wall sconces such as Bowee W from B.lux and Bert Frank's Shear offer you enhanced versatility along with clean lines and luxe materials.
For designers looking to add a sense of light-hearted abstraction through modern wall sconces, Foscarini's Bit collection, Kundalini's Pixel, and Moooi's The Party family of lights are as whimsical as they are gorgeous. Buster & Punch's Hooked collection--Large Shade, Small Shade, and Nude--offer a retro-industrial tone, while Brand van Egmond and Terzani are masters of luxurious intricacy, with La Vie en Rose and Orten'zia as prime examples.