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Table Lighting

I-Club Table Lamp

The veneer used for the lampshade is quite lovely- that paired with the oblong shape makes for an altogether interesting light source.

“Hand made, its elegant and compact design is equipped with T-5 technology to ensure a minimum of energy consumption. In this way the ‘CLUB’ family achieves a duality between the warmth of ambient lighting and the illuminating power of fluorescent lights.”

Finishes available are white ash, cherry, red, green and grey tulip wood.

Shade: 15.7l x 2.8h, Total Height: 13.8h

Purchase Information:

Price: $657.00
Availability: Buy I-Club Table Lamp here

Daedalus Lamp by Tord Boontje

Quite similar to the
Icarus Light, the Daedalus utilizes the same overlapping feather shapes yet provides soft lighting for tabletops.

“Activate or dim this dramatic sculptural light with a gentle touch to the chrome base. Inspired by the Greek mythological inventor, Daedalus, the shade is made of a white mylar polyester with a base of satin-plated steel. Requires one 60-watt bulb (not included). Simple assembly required.”


Purchase Information:

Price: $165.00
Availability: Buy Daedalus Lamp by Tord Boontje here

Translucent Bird Lamp

This lamp is really kind of strange: it’s pretty modern, yet the bird (to me) doesn’t quite make sense. To make things even more confusing, I think I like it more because of that.

“Light and airy enough to fit into traditional, classic style, yet this clear lamp reminds us of Philippe Starck’s modern Louis Ghost Chair. We love how the clear glass not only reveals its own light but also reflects its luminous surroundings.”

6.5″dia x 20.5″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $169.00
Availability: Buy Translucent Bird Lamp here

KULLA Table lamp

Here’s a great new desk lamp from Ikea. It’s large in scale and looks great in person. It has a built-in three-way touch dimmer on the lamp which operates as the switch. Diffuser on top of lamp provides a glare-free light.

Diameter: 16 ”

Height: 22 ”

Cord length: 6 ‘ 7 “

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.99
Availability: Buy KULLA Table lamp here

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.


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.

[posted by kris]

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″
[posted by katie]

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

Tube Top Table Lamps

Purchase Information:

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

24 karat blau t table lamp,

Purchase Information:

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