Lighting

Daphine Floor Lamp Classic Reading Lamp

What is that floor lamp that keeps showing up in Vincent Van Duysen’s interiors? Why, I was wondering the same thing, as the name wouldn’t quite make itself known amongst the other many products committed to memory. It’s the Daphine Floor Lamp Classic Reading Lamp by Tommaso Cimini, and, yes, I kind of want one too. In production since 1975, the Daphine Terra Classic has a small shade and delicate joints offset by a chunkier base. Its light spreads overly wide, and is adjustable in two steps. While I’d opt for the black (as Van Duysen does), there’s also a white and nickel-plated option.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $404.63 - 497.12
Available from: Ambiente Direct

Dandelight by Studio Drift

This is another wonderful sort of object we featured years ago (2008) and now deserves an update. Lonneke Gordijn of Studio Drift first started gluing dandelion seeds to LEDs a decade ago, and I think it’s now safe to say that the Dandelight is now somewhat of a design classic, made all the more certain by the MoMA Store offering it up for sale.

Each seed is attached, one by one, to the LED light. Held aloft by a thin copper stem, the light is powered by a very visible 9 volt battery. Perhaps this could go into your ‘excellent gifts to give’ category? And, if you’re fond of this light, do be sure to take a look at Studio Drift’s Fragile Future III light sculpture.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $140.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Neon Light by Minimalux

Have your own Dan Flavin-esque light sculpture by getting one of these Neon Lights designed by London based MINIMALUX. A bright, radiant glow is made visible from the colorful interiors of a folded steel box, giving off the impression of neon strip lights. Group several together for a bigger lighting statement or just pick one for a quieter glow.

(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $182.00
Available from: Luminaire

Dot Wall Light

There’s nothing complicated about the Dot Light from Lambert & Fils; it’s just a handmade brass disc with plenty of nylon wire to hardwire it onto a wall (or specify a rocker switch and plug). However, the size of the circular base makes the warm reflection of the bulb more visible and entirely more elegant (in a subtle Hollywood glamour sort of way).
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $330.00
Available from: Merchant no. 4

Tribeca Franklin Chandelier

A little brass, a dash of branch-like design… put them together and it’s enough to make you want to assemble your own Adelman Chandelier. However, if putting together a semi-complicated light isn’t your thing, then, not to worry, Søren Rose Studio will hook you up with the Tribeca series, or, more specifically, the Tribeca Franklin Chandelier. Retro-chic? Certainly. A lighting statement? Most definitely. Also be sure to take a look at the Tribeca Leonard Chandelier, the Tribeca Reade Table Lamp, and the Warren Wall Lamp.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $699.95
Available from: Menu Design Shop

OK Lamp

You know what’s cool? A floor to ceiling LED light designed by none other than Konstantin Grcic. I swear, I want everything he’s designed, and this ultra-flat light disk hung from a wire is currently at the top of my list (if only I had a place to put it). The light is directable over 360 degrees, so use it as a reading light in the living or bedroom, or just hang it in a corner for an ambient light source. A cone-shaped counterweight keeps it in place.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $695.00 - 795.00
Available from: Lunimaire

Foundry Floor Light

Save your dollar bills (or your tax refund) because Resident Studio has a few new lighting options available. The Foundry Floor Light by Nat Cheshire, shown above, stands at 6 feet 2 inches high and has a minimal rectangular frame. The LED light source shines warm light onto the hand-cast bronze base, providing ambient light in a large, vertical visual space. The entire impression is more sculptural object than useful light source, but, hey, in this case, it can be both.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,750.00
Available from: A+R Store

Prism Pendants

It is always a relief to see affordable lighting options, especially in these days of over-the-top-wondrous designs that cost more than a new car. The Prism Pendants hit the right note as they are very budget friendly ($99 – $129) and have geometric brass frames with glass panels. Add one or two to a hallway, bar area, or powder room for an instant update.

(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00 - 129.00
Available from: West Elm

Triangle and Line Light by Fort Makers

What the what?! A triangular line light is just what these dreary and dark evenings need, and, if you’re lucky enough to have several hundred dollars, you might want to check out the Walnut Line Light by Fort Makers as well. Either (or both) would scratch any minimally-designed lighting needs you may have, as it’d be hard not to fall a little in love with such spare graphic designs executed with such precision.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $800.00
Available from: Fort Makers

JWD Concrete Lamp

That dark area of your living room might need a small sort of table lamp, and maybe this one by Swedish designer Jonas Wagell will fit the bill (and the budget). A smooth concrete base with a brass switch contrasts nicely with a delicate glass shade. At 11.4″ high and a 6.7″ diameter, it can easily fit on a small side table, console, or bookcase to provide soft, ambient lighting.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $174.95
Available from: Fitzsu

Decanterlights

Remember Lee Broom’s Crystal bulb? Well, take that idea a step further and you’ve got his Decanterlights in all their fine hand-cut, lead crystal glory. Originally devised from vintage decanters, these replicas will make a lovely sort of statement above a bar or dining table. Pick between the Bell, Square and Tulip shapes, or mix several for a bigger statement.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $365.00
Available from: A+R Store

Balise Pendant

Atelier de Troupe is hitting the right sort of note with their Balise collection. Just take a look at the pendant: a little retro Jean Royère inspiration moved this fixture from ‘quiet modern’ to ‘quiet-yet-playful-modern’, and that’s the secret winning combination when it comes to sophisticated interiors. Four 6″ ball glass shades hang side by side to make a 36″ width, 40″ drop height pendant, which fills a space above a dining table or kitchen island perfectly.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,750.00
Available from: Atelier de Troupe

Light Line

A new design from the Lindsey Adelman Studio that’s available immediately? What!? Usually any design takes weeks to ship, but not this little Light Line designed by Mary Wallis. It utilizes a cold cathode tube to form a somewhat traditional table lamp shape and has a brushed brass base and dimmer switch. If you’re looking for a special lamp to add some edginess to your decor, this just might be it.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,200.00
Available from: Lindsey Adelman

Bougies Russes Hurricane Lamp

Beatiful, aren’t they? Inspired by Russian Matryoshka dolls, these Bougies Russes Hurricane Lamps can be placed inside each other or lined up in a row. The lower portion of the glass is tinted to partially obscure the candle, thus giving off an “ethereal luminosity” fit for any occasion, inside or out. Designed by Stephan Lanez and manufactured by Paris based brand Marcel By.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $155.00 - 522.00
Available from: Luminaire

Big Tournebrille Lamp

The Serge Mouille Wall Sconce is well beyond most of our budgets, and that’s why seeing the price tag of the Tournebrille Lamp by Tse & Tse is a nice surprise. It’s a little less grande than the Mouille Sconce, yet that’s not a bad thing. Flying under the design radar occasionally might just make your home more interesting, and you’ll certainly have more money in the bank. A rotating shade and swing arm make the black matte Tournebrille an excellent, affordable choice for your preferred reading spot.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $380.00
Available from: Horne