Table Lighting

Tonka Lamp

Here’s a cool little table (or floor) lamp. I like how the silver laminate and the exposed edges play with the traditional idea of a lamp silhouette.

“The crisp, clean lines of the Tonka lamp bring an elegant simplicity to your contemporary decor. Available as a table or floor lamp, it is an ideal choice for your bedside or your favorite corner.”

Laminated multiplex

small: 4.75″W x 7″L x 19.75″H
large: 6.25″W x 9.5″L x 47.25″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $665.00-1179.00
Availability: Buy Tonka Lamp here

Standing Blue Lamp by Isamu Noguchi, 1952

Noguchi is well known for his lighting designs, and this one is certainly considered a classic.

“Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are considered icons of 1950s modern design. Designed by Noguchi beginning in 1951 and handmade for over half a century by the original manufacturer in Gifu, Japan, the paper lanterns are a harmonious blend of Japanese handcraft and modernist form. Created from handmade washi paper and bamboo ribbing, and supported by a metal frame.”

27h x 18″d

Note: MoMA Store no longer carries this particular lamp, but you might check out the Noguchi Museum Shop for other lamps.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Venus

Check out this modern interpretation of the well known Venus- I especially like the blue…

“The beauty of the Venus de Milo is illuminated with this ultra-modern version of one of the world’s most celebrated sculptures. The light within shines through the sculpture, creating a lovely, romantic glow that would please any goddess of love and beauty.”

15.75″W x 11.75″L x 27.5″H

Materials: Polyethylene

Purchase Information:

Price: $129
Availability: Buy Venus here

Cubix Lamp

We saw this at ICFF at the designboom booth. The frames are adjustable, allowing you to diffuse or concentrate the light depending on your mood.

“It’s a lamp made out of oak wood frames and the frames provide both the frame of the lamp as well as the lampshade. At 3.9″x3.9″x10.6″…it is a perfect size for any small surface that needs enhancing. The wooden frames are attached alongside one axis, allowing you to play with them and create different overlapping spaces, which in turn allow the light to stream out.”

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Purchase Information:

Price: $75
Availability: Buy Cubix Lamp here

Shadow Light

This is awfully pretty- I’d imagine it would create quite a nice glow.

“Stretched gauze filters halogen-projected images from a fancifully painted mylar interior. Tord Boontje designed, Shadow requires no assembly.”

White or Green.

Purchase Information:

Price: $180.00
Availability: Buy Shadow Light here

Luzifer – Icon Table Lamp

The ICON lamp is designed out of three flat sheets: two identical metal-sheets and a sheet of veneer. The metal sheets, cut by laser, include all the necesary construction parts to hold the lampshade, lamp-holder, cable and base. Put together this way the lamp offers two perspectives. A “slim” form from the side view and the siluette of a lamp icon from the front view.

This unobstrusive design is very accomodating to a great variety of both private and contract interiors.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $452.00
Availability: Buy Luzifer – Icon Table Lamp here

Marie Louise Lamp by Buro Vormkrijgers

This lamp looks amazing, but you sure would have to save up for it.

“Made of PMMA sheets illuminated by a special fluorescent bulb, Marie Louise is definitely a new take on the traditional table lamp. As with the chandelier “Therese”, and the floor lamp “Josephine”, Marie Louise emits a soft magic glow. A definite eye-catcher in any environment.”

Also available in an engraved version (“shade” only).
Eight color filters available.

Purchase Information:

Price: $999
Availability: Buy Marie Louise Lamp by Buro Vormkrijgers here

Costanzina Table Lamp

A smaller version of the classic:

“Paolo Rizzato’s Costanzina Lamp (1992) is a diminutive update to his classic Costanza Lamp, which has been copied so frequently, it’s become an archetype of modern lighting. Costanzina’s square brushed-aluminum base firmly holds a coordinating aluminum stem. The polycarbonate shade, which is held together with five aluminum rivets, offers a warm, diffused light and is easy to clean.”

H 20″ Diameter 10″ Base W 5″ D 5″ Cord L 72″
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Purchase Information:

Price: $260
Availability: Buy Costanzina Table Lamp here

Take Away by Sigurdur Gustafsson

The Take Away lamp can go on the wall, ceiling, or floor, making for a very flexible light source.

Made in fibreglass fabric, 25 W bulb.
Height 38 cm, width 32 cm.

Purchase Information:

Price: $83.64
Availability: Buy Take Away by Sigurdur Gustafsson here

Honeycomb Table Lamp

This is less than $50, which is crazy considering most lamps that look similar to this retail for more than $200 (at least).

“This softly lit Honeycomb Table Lamp is made of silk worm cocoon and sits atop a wooden base. The unique swirls make this lamp a perfect accent for any living space. A definite eye-catching design.”

Base: 5″ Sq, Lamp: 8″ Dia
Silk Worm Cocoon

Purchase Information:

Price: $44.95
Availability: Buy Honeycomb Table Lamp here

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24 Karat Blau Lighting Series by Ingo Maurer

Though the price tag is a bit higher than what most of us have for our lighting budgets, this collection is quite striking (in a strange and interesting way).

“the 24 karat series is constructed of metal, plastic and gold. this lighting series is one that both geometric and organic looking. seeming to have an aged look and a modern design at the same time, the 24 karat lights are one of ingo maurer’s most interesting.”

24 karat blau M, (on left) this version is modular, the “standard” lamp can be multiplied to make a larger fixture.
$377.00

24 karat blau t table lamp,

Purchase Information:

Price: $638.00
Availability: Buy 24 Karat Blau Lighting Series by Ingo Maurer here

Tube Top Table Lamps

Purchase Information:

Price: $100
Availability: Buy Tube Top Table Lamps here

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Jerry Lamp

Indestructible lighting made from recyclable materials seems like a wise purchase, and at this price you won’t have to save up for it either…

“The Jerry Lamp (2005) represents a new level in lighting flexibility – literally. Made from recyclable silicone, Jerry is soft and durable, able to be dropped, knocked or tipped over with little concern. The malleable hook shape means that Jerry can be used for virtually any application – hook it onto the headboard of the bed or off the side of a bookshelf, place it on a side table or counter.”

Green or white.

H 10.6″ W 6.5″ H 5.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $135
Availability: Buy Jerry Lamp here

Loft Table Lamp

Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Availability: Buy Loft Table Lamp here

Log Lamp by Elliott Johnson

Hand made by the designer, the log lamp provides a subtle light with a big impact.

“A surprising synthesis of material, form and function, the log lamp suggests that illumination sometimes comes from where you least expect it. The lamp’s stylized shape intimates its natural inspiration; when switched on, a soft glow through its frosty frame places it firmly in a modern context. Molded in plastic from a real log.”

15″ x 8″ x 5″
Hand cast plastic resin.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.