Lighting

Artecnica Phrena Lamp

It’s taken a while for this lamp to finally be available for purchase, but my-oh-my, wasn’t it well worth the wait? Karl Zahn wanted the light assembly to be “as simple as opening a book”, and describes the light at its most basic level as a “composition of pages all working together in symmetry.” It arrives perfectly flat and through careful opening becomes a beautiful three dimensional shade. Available in either a pendant or table lamp, the white tyvek shade provides a warm, even glow to any area.

phrena pendant light, $78.00
phrena 2 table lamp, $95.00

Table lamp and more info shown below.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $78.00
Available from: Velocity

z-Bar LED Desk Lamp

Here’s a rather affordable LED lamp that will fit well within a modern workspace. Consuming only 9 watts, this light has a built-in 4 or 6 step dimmer (mini or regular size), giving you the option to pick just the right amount of light that you need for your task.

Available in daylight and warm-white light models.
Available in White, Silver, Red, or Black.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $139.95
Available from: emmohome

Loop Light by Voon Wong and Benson Saw

Something about this light looks like sex incarnate. Maybe it’s the sleek stainless steel finish or maybe it’s because it reminds me of that Hussein Chalayan hat – the one that sucks the girl’s dress up into it. See the video at Style.com and skip to 4:24. I’m no male chauvinist, but some people might consider that better living through design.

Also available in nickel-painted steel.
19.7 x 6.7 inches

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,017.90
Availability: Buy Loop Light by Voon Wong and Benson Saw here

Coil Lamp DIY

Do you have an extra extension cord lying around? If so, you could make a lamp with this kit. You simply snap the two pieces of the lamp together, insert bulb unit, and then wrap the cord around the lamp using the guide cut outs, and voilà! You have yourself a coil lamp.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $79.00
Available from: Sprout Home

Goccia Suspension Light

Whoa, take a look at the different color choices for this light. No surprise it was inspired by the colors found underwater, as it reflects and diffuses a wide range of each hue. Made from Opalflex®, which is a recyclable material.

Designer: Stefano Papi
11.8″D X 16.9″H; 82.7″
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Purchase Information:

Price: $246.50
Available from: YLighting

NoPoPo Mini Flashlight

Pretty standard-looking right? Well, this NoPoPo flashlight has a unique feature that makes it a must have for emergency, camping, and survival kits – it’s powered by a special NoPoPo battery that runs on water or any liquid: beer, sake, cola, and urine…takes recycling to a whole new level. Just use the included syringe to fill the battery. And better yet, the NoPoPo (No Pollution Power) battery doesn’t contain mercury, lead, or any of the other nasties that are in traditional batteries, just good old-fashioned carbon (like what’s in you and me) and magnesium (like vitamins) that react with liquid to provide about 2 volts of power. One NoPoPo battery can hold its charge up to 10 years and can be re-filled up to 5 times. Oh, and the flashlight converts to a lantern with a simple slide.

3.8 x 1.1 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $54.00
Availability: Buy NoPoPo Mini Flashlight here

Raimond Light

Hello, hello. These mathematically based stainless steel spheres transport electrical current while the LED lights evenly spread warm white light around a room. It’s not often that stainless steel can appear both delicate and strong, but it certainly seems so in this case. Available in three sizes, this light is sure to fit any room, but with the smallest starting at $1,869.00 it unfortunately won’t fit every budget.

Designer: Raimond Puts, 2006.
Stainless steel, PMMA.
Made in The Netherlands by Moooi.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,869.00
Available from: Hive Modern

Heima Candle Holder

Pure and simple, this candle holder designed by Francis Cayouette is both elegant and functional. It’s a timeless piece of design, no doublt about it.

Designer: Francis Cayouette
Manufacturer: Normann Copenhagen
Materials: Cast iron
Dimensions: 8” H x 5 1/4” W x 5 1/2” D

Also, if you’re in the mood, there’s a product video with the designer (and a couple of more pics): (more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $67.00
Available from: Velocity

Copeland Light

This is pretty affordable compared to some of the other task lights out there. Two sizes are available (Compact or Standard) and you can mount it on a regular base or table clamp (panel, slatwall, or grommet mount also available).

Black or Silver.
Manufacturer: Knoll
Designer: Stephan Copeland

Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Available from: YLiving

Joyce Candle Holders

Brooklyn designer Jean Pelle handcrafts these gorgeous candle holders from cross sectioned wood and then fills the cracks with a super bright white filling. They are one of four unique designs available, check out the rest at Jean Pelle’s website.

Designer: Jean Pelle.
Tall: 3.5″ ht x 2.75″ width x 2″ depth
Short: 2.75″ ht x 3.5″ width x 2″ depth

Purchase Information:

Price: $70.00
Availability: Buy Joyce Candle Holders here

Domino Lamps

Brooklyn-based home furnishings company Grenkol creates an interesting palette of textures with their Domino Lamp series, consisting of cast oriented strand board concrete coupled with candlelight-brightness low wattage incandescent light bulbs. I really love the industrial toggle switch as a finishing touch. Available in 1, 2, and 4 socket configurations and also offered as a set.

Purchase Information:

Price: $145.00
Available from: Etsy Shop

Source: Design Milk

Elflugan Electric Candelabra

First introduced in 1997, the Elflugan is an oldie but a goodie. The built-in dimmer switch means the 19 bulbs, with a total output of 60 watts, are ready to glow for any occasion.

by Lundgren & Strandberg
Available in red, white, and anthracite grey
12.6 x 3.1 x 14.1 inches
19.7 x 4.9 x 22.8 inches, $459.86, available here

Purchase Information:

Price: $217.55
Available from: ScandinavianDesignCenter

30 Pencil Icosahedron

Designer Michiel Cornelissen creates a perfect blend of technology and readymade craft with his 30 Pencil Icosahedron kit. The connecting joints are 3d printed, and coupled with 30 pencils (provided by you) creates a cool icosahedron shape. I would prefer to skip the lamp shade function and just have them around to play with as a sculptural toy.

Purchase Information:

Price: $79.72
Availability: Buy 30 Pencil Icosahedron here

Source: Design Spotter

Sabine Iron Glass Desk Lamp

Simple, but the gold finish dresses it up quite a bit, no? It’s nice that it’s just the base and the glass- no shade to take up space. There’s also a floor lamp version but it’s price is a bit steeper at $880.

Dimensions: H:26” x W:12” x D:11.5”

or, as a ‘weekly special': $230 here. (not sure how long that’ll last)

Purchase Information:

Price: $268.00
Availability: Buy Sabine Iron Glass Desk Lamp here

Moonbird Table Light

Swoon. Designboom has pictures of this lamp when it first hit the scene in ’09 (Milan Design Week) along with the designer’s quote, ‘I designed this lamp with the image of a bird perched silently under the moonlight in mind.’ A lovely thought, isn’t it?

designer: Yukio Hashimoto
materials: lacquered plywood; available in walnut, wenge, and natural finishes; LED lights
dimensions: 4″ x 14″, height: 21.25″

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,300.00
Availability: Buy Moonbird Table Light here