Table Lighting

Birzi Table Lamp

Now, $100 for a lamp that’s hard to break sounds like a good deal to me, plus, you can change it up now and then by bending it any which way you like.

‘Birzi is an ironic and playful light, designed to be “mistreated”, deformed and touched. Made of silicone, this lamp takes on different shapes and sizes according to the user’s whim. Easy to use and position, it is bump and fall resistant. The different colors- white, orange and green flatter its silhouette, giving it a dynamic and contemporary look.’

Design by Carlo Forcolini and Giancarlo Fassina, 2004.

Dimensions 6″D X 10″H.
Uses 1 X 60W 120V E12 (candelabra base) G16.5 incandescent lamp (not included).

$195.00 Sale: $104.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00
Availability: Buy Birzi Table Lamp here

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Light Bulb Candle

Quite clever.

‘Don’t need electricity for this light bulb. Every household should have one to add a touch of humor, as well as illumination, to blackouts and power outages. Plus, it’s a must gift for every “creative thinker” you know. Handmade from Bee’s Wax in New York State. Measures approximately 5″H x 2.5″ diameter.’

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Light Bulb Candle here

Valentina by Modiss

I think these lights by Modiss are just lovely. It’s a perfect combination of simplicity of form and interesting pattern.

Valentina by Modiss is a series of superb, majestic, pendant and table lights that are a jewel in itself. The pendant fixtures features a double internal shade. The Table lights feature a cut crystal base and stem. Available in two sizes and 2 velvet fabric options. Valentina for Modiss is Designed by Alfonso Fontal, 2007

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $660
Availability: Buy Valentina by Modiss here

Rabbit Lamp by Moooi

Moooi can do no wrong in my book.

“The Rabbit Lamp by Moooi is a new addition part of a collection of animal furniture and lights. A lamp shade mounted to the rabbits ears which reflects light downwards unto the detailed fur. A warm and fussy light made from cast polyester. Shade finished in PVC/Cotton. Designed by Front, 2007″

Height: 19.5″, D: 11″

[left image via Leigh Harmer, where the lamp can be purchased for £272.00]

Purchase Information:

Price: $539.00
Availability: Buy Rabbit Lamp by Moooi here

Innermost Asteroid Lamp

I’m really liking this faceted lamp, especially because it can function as table or floor lighting- take your pick.

“An angular plastic encased light, the Asteroid is a unique floor, or table light, designed with 24 facets — each with its own unique geometry. The lamp can be placed on several of the facets, to display as an individual, unique piece, as you like.”

Materials: Matte white plastic.

Approx 12″ x 11.5″ round

Purchase Information:

Price: $176.00
Availability: Buy Innermost Asteroid Lamp here

Mozzkito Table Lamp

This lamp definitely looks like it’s straight from science fiction film, where the ‘lamp’ portion was some type of torture device (or do I just think that because it’s similar to the something in Star Wars?).

“This over-the-top design will spur conversation in any space that it is used. It features an electronic transformer and dimmer.”

Mozzkito uses one 50 watt halogen bulb.
measures approx. 31.5″ max length x 31.5″ max height

Purchase Information:

Price: $610.00
Availability: Buy Mozzkito Table Lamp here

Hickory Silk Lampshade

Quite similar in feel to the Twitchen Lampshade, this lampshade captures one of nature’s best saturated hues.

“Shades are constructed by laminating fabric onto a pvc parchment, then they use a hand rolling method to finish the edges. The shade is 10″ in diameter, top and bottom, and 8″ tall. These are lamp shades only, for table lamps or hanging ficture lamps. There is a universal metal ring that fits between the fixture and the lightbulb. 60 Watt max. The shade in photo has a removable protective plastic sleeve, so its clearer than shown.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Availability: Buy Hickory Silk Lampshade here

Lamp/Lamp by Hironao Tsuboi

We posted this about a year ago and I had forgotten all about it, which maybe means you did too.

“It’s hard to think of a light source as mundane as the naked bulb…. but, in a surprising twist, the Lamp/Lamp gives it a new and delightfully absurd personality by simply adding an extra socket.”

3.75″W x 3″L x 2.25″H

Update: A representative from DARK says “this is initially designed by Davy Grosemans. DARK took this lamp in collection in 2003 (Davy designed it in 2002). 4 years before Hironao ‘designed’ this.” Hmm.

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.00
Availability: Buy Lamp/Lamp by Hironao Tsuboi here

Twitchen Silk Lampshade

This lampshade sure shows some green greenery. The feel of taking a walk through the woods would never be too far away if you added this lampshade to one of your rooms.

‘The shade is 20″ in diameter, top and bottom, and 9″ tall. These are lamp shades only, for table lamps or hanging fixture lamps. There is a universal metal ring that fits between the fixture and the lightbulb… You can flip your old lamp into a super pretty natural glow. Each lamp also comes with a bottom light diffuser. It’s a “bottom” to the shade that gives it a sealed, light box look. The shade works without the diffuser as well, but a diffuser is included with each one. 60 watt max.’

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $325.00
Availability: Buy Twitchen Silk Lampshade here

Tall&Tiny

A clever solution for anyone short on space or budget.

“Tall&Tiny are two sticker-lamps in Vinyl foil, that answer the desire/need for home furniture while considering the problem of ever-decreasing living space.”

Tiny, 30×20 cm: €29.00
Tall, 180×50 cm: €52.00

(This item’s link and price was updated 10/19/09.)

Purchase Information:

Price: €29.00
Availability: Buy Tall&Tiny here

NOD Bedside Night Light by IC Design

I like the idea of being able to use this as storage for your phone or glasses so they’re right where you put them when you wake up.

“The NOD Light is a unique and functional bedside table light or wall mounted light. The design incorporates storage for the reader’s current book, as well as mobile phone, glasses, iPod, or other small item. Designed for the bedside but useful in a variety of places, the design includes a passage through the back to accommodate the recharger cord for a mobile phone or other device. 30W (equivalent to 100W) bulb included. 6.5 ft. white cord.”

13.4″ x 13.4″ x 5.9″

Purchase Information:

Price: $220.00
Availability: Buy NOD Bedside Night Light by IC Design here

Funghi Lamps by Metalarte

With their reflective enamel coating, these lamps would be the jewels of a room setting.

“Capturing inspiration from nature’s funkiest shape, these porcelain mushroom lamps are lively and light. Their deep color and reflective surface comes from a baked enamel paint.”

White Funghi Lamp, 191/2″ x 113/4″, $750.00, Buy it here.

Black Funghi Lamp, 14″ x 6″, $560.00, Buy it here.

Blue Funghi Lamp, 15″ x 81/2″, $950.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $750.00
Availability: Buy Funghi Lamps by Metalarte here

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Antler Table Lamp and Sconce by Jason Miller

I know these aren’t new, but when I saw them again yesterday the table lamp struck me as rather beautiful.

“Made completely out of ceramic, it creates that traditional rustic look but with a definite modern edge.”

Materials: Ceramic, 25 watt incandescent bulbs

Table Lamp: 8″W x 18″L x 6″H, $279.00
Sconce: 16″W x 8″L x 22″H, $319.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $279.00-$319.00
Availability: Buy Antler Table Lamp and Sconce by Jason Miller here

Stone-base Table & Floor Lamps

A natural stone base is sure to make these lamps stay put.

Spanish stone base, rustic white jute shade.

table lamp: 5″sq base x 30″h.
floor lamp: 7″sq base x 72″h.

Purchase Information:

Price: $129.00
Availability: Buy Stone-base Table & Floor Lamps here

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Pablo Tube Top Colored Small Table Lamps

Some refreshing color options are now available on Pablo Tube Top Lamps.

“A minimalist statement in form and proportion. Tube Top combines a
transparent formed acrylic base to support its elegant mesh fabric
shade in tension, steering away from conventional modes of
construction. Its lightweight shade appears to float freely, gently
tethered by its fabric cord.”

14″H x
4.5″D 
(Shade is 9 inches wide. Base is 4.6 inches wide)

Full range dimmer on cord.

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00
Availability: Buy Pablo Tube Top Colored Small Table Lamps here