Table Lighting

Noglobe

This lamp seems to be a slight variation on the ubiquitous globe light. Might be just enough detail to add a little more ‘oomph’ to your living or sleeping area.

“Table or floor lamp made of a white acrylic sphere with three elliptical laser cut holes and chromed metal structure.”

14 inch dia., $499
20 inch dia., $662
24 inch dia., $1103

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Price: $499-$1103
Availability: Buy Noglobe here

Cebu Sphere Lamp

These have an interesting textural look about them, and, considering their size, would certainly add a nice patterned lighting effect.

“Made from re-purposed fishing line woven with vines around a strong metal armature, these super-sized spheres capture the light, not the fish. Each includes a 12′ cord set with a plug end.”

18″ dia.

Purchase Information:

Price: $360.00
Availability: Buy Cebu Sphere Lamp here

Lite2go

Energy-efficient and affordable, this light is quite the buy if you are limited in funds.

“The forward-thinking team at Knoend marries modernist aesthetics and eco-conscious principles for true 21st-centrury design. Building on the legacy of George Nelson’s ‘bubble lamps’ the Lite2go is a translucent geometric form that provides diffused, energy-efficient lighting from a pendant or tabletop position. The innovative configuration eliminates packaging.”

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Price: $50.76
Availability: Buy Lite2go here

flos b.l.o. by Marcel Wander, 2000

This modern interpretation of the candlestick. You can turn it off by blowing on it.

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Price: $156.00
Availability: Buy flos b.l.o. by Marcel Wander, 2000 here

Small Fold White

Simple powder coated aluminum stylized lamp that would look great on a desk or as a bedside lamp.

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Price: $140.00
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Tall Foil Drum Lampshade

“Classic drum-style lampshade with an allover intricate silver foil pattern. “

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Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy Tall Foil Drum Lampshade here

book of lights by takeshi ishiguro for artecnica

This book has a surprise inside. Open it up to find a pop-up lamp that gives off a warming glow.

“a wonderfully crafted and cleverly folded lamp springs to life from the hardy white pages of the bound book, powered by a simple low voltage adapter. finally a coffee table book that you’ll actually open.”

closed: 11”w x 12.75”h x 2.25”d
opened: 11”w x 27.75”h x 11.5”d

made from paper and fabric

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Price: $86.00
Availability: Buy book of lights by takeshi ishiguro for artecnica here

On/Off Lamp

Easy to turn on/off and almost indestructable, this lamp is bound to pay for itself with just a few uses. No more worrying about knocking the light over in the dark while searching for that switch…

“This lamp can be switched on or off with a simple wave of the hand and is constructed from a thermoplastic material that makes it nearly impossible to break, creating the perfect table lamp for a young environment. It also features a green LED light that indicates its whereabouts in the dark.”

7h x 6w x 5.25″l

Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00
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Join Table Lamp by Vibia

At almost 9 inches high, this relatively small lamp has to be seen in context to be appreciated. The glass base allows the impression of hovering above the table surface which gives a very clean and modern look to a bedroom or living area.

“The pure form of the Join Table Lamp by Vibia, designed by Jordi Vilardell, features a soft cloud of light suspended from inside a Clear borosilicate glass cylinder.”

Diameter 6 in., Height 8.75 in.

Purchase Information:

Price: $394.00
Availability: Buy Join Table Lamp by Vibia here

Cecilie Manz: Mondrian Table Lamp

Not only is this nicely modern, it’s also super efficient with halogen bulbs and built-in reflectors to provide an adjustable direct light.

“Mondrian is constructed of steel bar and pipe, and moulded parts. To prevent glare, the lamp housing is moulded with a collar around the light source. The translucent ring in moulded acrylic insulates the heat from the outermost section of the lamp head. The ring lights up when the lamp is on, and indicates how to adjust the light. Mondrian’s light can be directed 180 degrees horizontally and 335 degrees vertically.”

white lacquered metal.

Size: 17.5″h x 13″w

Purchase Information:

Price: $295.00
Availability: Buy Cecilie Manz: Mondrian Table Lamp here

A-Light

This price is just right for a lamp chock-full of character.

“This fantastic lamp is great for a nook, side table or child’s room. It features a lampshade with photographic art depicting a colorful slice of Brooklyn’s urban environment atop a sturdy ceramic base. Includes 25W bulb and cord set.”

Designer: Re-Surface, Brooklyn

10″ high

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Price: $76
Availability: Buy A-Light here

Love Letter Light

This leans more towards art than light source as far as category, but it’s really beautiful- both in concept and in form.
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No longer available.

Big Blimp

The Mathmos LED lights are so cool and would be perfect for washing a room in color. This one is 8″ across and can be used on a table top or wall mounted. It cycles through the color spectrum and if you find one you like, you can press the light to make it stay there. It would also be great for a kids room.

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Price: $69.00
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Aura Table Lamp

It’s slightly hard to tell exactly what’s happening with this lamp, and I suppose that’s part of the appeal…

“Making a modern design statement whether on or off, Aura features a polycarbonate shell and uses a full-range dimmer to create the perfect level of brightness. By Pablo Pardo.”

12″ round 24″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $250.00
Availability: Buy Aura Table Lamp here

Birzi Table Lamp

It’s not often that a lamp is designed to be mistreated, but this Birzi lamp from LucePlan is made from pressed silicone, which bends to a few different shapes whichever way you’d like.

measures 5″ diamater (base); 6″ diameter (top); 10″ height

Purchase Information:

Price: $84.00
Availability: Buy Birzi Table Lamp here