Lighting

Articulating Task Lamp

So, take a look at this vintage inspired task lamp. Industrial and quite authentic looking, isn’t it? Thankfully, there’s no worries as to old wires and faulty electrics, as this baby is brand new. Three swivel ball joints allows for proper lighting while the heavy stone base keeps things stable.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $280.00
Available from: Old Faithful Shop

W102 LIGHT

If you ignore the price tag, this little light is simply perfect. Designed by architect David Chipperfield, its simplicity allows no visible joints, and the size (13.25″l x 4.5″d x 18″h) makes it ideal for a small reading or task light. The brass brings out the latent magpie in me, and makes it convenient to forget that it’s well suited for someone with a generous budget. Available October 1, 2011.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00
Available from: Merchant no. 4

John Beck Paper & Steel

Whoa, these two Peter Lights from John Beck Paper & Steel are priced at $124 over on Fab.com today, down from a regular price of $185. Each light is handcrafted by the Illinois craftspeople of John Beck Paper & Steel. Also be sure to check out the larger Brown or Black Light Three for $488 (reg. $750).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $124.00
Available from: Fab

Modo Table Lamp

While this table lamp is a tiny bit high for my wallet, I do like the industrial feel. Designed by Jason Miller for Roll and Hill (you can also purchase the lamp here, fyi), the lamp was inspired by industrial parts found on Canal Street near Brooklyn. The Modo Chandeliers are also pretty impressive.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $490.00
Available from: DWR

Crimean Pinecone

Check out this lamp by designer Pavel Eekra. There’s no internal frame, just the 56 plates and screws configured in the pinecone form. Natural birch veneer is slightly transparent, which gives off a nice warm glow while also allowing light to be directed downwards. The lamp does arrive flat packed, so be prepared for a little assembly. To purchase, email pavel(at)eekra.com.

Designer: Pavel Eekra
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Purchase Information:

Price: $490.00
Available from: eekra

Big Bounce Lamp

Those of you with experience in filming might recognize the ‘bounce’ reflection/diffusion lighting technique that is utilized in this lamp by Jonah Takagi. (I’d also guess most of you without filming experience will be able to ascertain why it’s called ‘bounce’.) I particularly like the blue and yellow cord color choices. FSC Certified Oak and powdercoated steel.

12″l x 9″w x 16″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00
Available from: Atelier Takagi

Source: Dwell

Bluff City 14 Inch Pendant

Whoa, this is pricy, but it sure has a lot of style. Industrial leanings are evident with the wire-cage, but it’s actually the colors that caught my eye. The blue and red 8 Inch Pendant ($550.00) along with the mint and red 14 Inch Pendant (shown above) make for an interesting color combination, and with several grouped together, you’ve got a fantastic focal point.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $750.00
Available from: YLighting

Perimeter Floor Lamp

With a ship date of October 2011, you’ve got a little time to think about this floor lamp. Thin loops of powder-coated steel create the base and while it measures 18″ wide, it has a rather airy appearance. I love the blue and yellow (either color would pop out in a neutral space) yet the white might be a better choice if you prefer a more subtle look.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: 2modern

Le Klint pendants

The Australian store funkis has what looks to be a very thorough collection of Le Klint pendants, if you’re interested. I’ve always liked these shades, as they’re hand-folded and would add a nice, soft, textured light to any room, yet I was unaware at just how big the collection was. A quick search on your favorite engine and you’ll find various US retailers as well (YLighting, Hivemodern.com, allmodern.com, just to name a few, and Amazon too.)

Designed by Poul Christiansen between 1969 and 1978.
All pendants include 5 feet of white cord.

Purchase Information:

Price: $price varies
Available from: funkis

Reach LED Desk Lamp

This sleek-yet-solid desk lamp is a new dark horse of task lighting. I recently received a sample and I was quite pleased with the heft and overall feel of it. The actual movement of the arm has a nice tension so that it stays at the exact angle you prefer, and as it’s an LED, it provides a great deal of concentrated light without much heat. The arm/shade rotates around so you can use it as a task or reading light, or if you rotate it up, it gives off a nice ambient light. There’s a floor lamp version ($387.03) as well. It looks a little Bauhaus too, don’t you think?

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Purchase Information:

Price: $269.24
Available from: Lighting Universe

Coco Pendant

I’m picturing 5 of these above my non-existant kitchen island. Made of ash and powder coated aluminum. Made by Australian designer Kate Stokes.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $2100
Available from: Merchant 4

Plumen Lightbulb

Update: A+R Store now carries the Plumen ($30), fyi.

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I saw these lightbulbs in person yesterday at the Temporium, and found them quite impressive. If you’re not familiar with the Plumen, you’ll be glad to know that the Plumen bulb uses 80% less energy and lasts 8x longer than incandescent bulbs. Plus, it looks nice and doesn’t need covering up.

You U.S. folks might be a little frustrated though, as they’re not yet available in the states, but U.K. and European residents can purchase them directly through Plumen’s website for £19.95/€29.95.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Available from: A+R Store

Bender Table Lamp

Just so you have fair warning, this lamp won’t ship until August. It might be worth the wait, though, considering its modern bent design (powder coated steel) and lower price point. I can’t decide whether the white with the red cord wins out over the all black option; I suppose it depends on where you plan on placing it.

Available in black with a black cord or white with a red cord.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Fluted and Finned Wine Bottle Pendants

Take a look at the pricing on these wine bottle pendants, not bad for a pop of color, eh? I bet they’d look lovely in a clustered together above a small dining table. (Also, the product description doesn’t state whether the bottles come from a recycling facility, so I’m guessing they don’t.)

Custom crafted in the Meyda Hot Shop in the USA.
Available in various colors, the glass can have either a frosted or transparent finish.

Purchase Information:

Price: $151.19
Available from: Affordable Lamps

L_MP floor lamp

An incredibly affordable-yet-stylish floor lamp is not something you come across everyday, yet here we are, checking out this lamp by A/R Studio at CB2 for $149. That’s right, it’s on sale from $200, and if you need extra lighting, it’s definitely worth considering. Composed of a solid white oak frame, cocoa linen shade and red cloth cord, which adjusts to raise or lower the shade.

Foot dimmer switch.

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Available from: CB2