Table Lighting

Sun Jar by Tobias Wong

I’ve been following the work of Tobias Wong for sometime now. His ever present sense of humor makes for some interesting design ideas…his collaboration with Ju$t Another Rich Kid brought us 24k gold plated Bic pen caps, and McDonalds coffee stirrers “for the man who has absolutely everything.”

I recently discovered the Sun Jar, which isn’t available just yet, but may be something you’ll want to pre-order. At a mere $38, this old-fashioned glass jar contains a solar panel LED light system that will store the days sunlight and illuminate your space at night. It reminds me of catching fireflys as a child. We would poke holes in mason jars and have a little lantern powered by mother nature, that is, of course, until my mother would make me release them.

Sand-blased glass jar, 4″x4″x6″

Purchase Information:

Price: $44.00
Availability: Buy Sun Jar by Tobias Wong here

Fono by André Klauser and Ed Carpenter

The word ‘love’ is not strong enough to describe the way I feel about this lamp.

Table lamp made of rolled and powder-coated 1mm mild steel.
Available in light grey or magenta.

dia 13.2cm x H22cm

Gun Lamp by Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck’s bedside gun lamp. Now all you need is Tobias Wong’s bullet proof duvet and you’ll be all set.
Gold-plated die-cast aluminum alloy (cast from actual guns, with some details removed), laminate paper and plastic shade, with dimmer

The Gun Lamp collection was introduced as prototype in the spring of 2005 at the Salone del Mobile in Milan and at Moss during ICFF. The prototype lamps were gold-leafed and signed by Starck. This gold-plated lamp is the production version.

16” high
8” diameter base

Purchase Information:

Price: $747.00
Availability: Buy Gun Lamp by Philippe Starck here

Pinza Clip on Light

This is an odd little light, and I mean that in the nicest possible way. I like how it clips on to the edge and extends so far over the table surface without taking up any work space.

Purchase Information:

Price: $220.00
Availability: Buy Pinza Clip on Light here

Sculp Lamp

Another version of this lamp with a price tag that’s not too painful.

Purchase Information:

Price: $148.00
Availability: Buy Sculp Lamp here

paramount table lamp

“Light touch. Just tap polished black nickel base once, twice, thrice to enlight, dim, go dark. Micro-rib white fiber cylinder shade.”
• Textured paper shade
• Steel base with shiny black nickel finish
• Touch dimmer base
• Requires a 60-watt bulb (not included)
• UL listed

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.95
Availability: Buy paramount table lamp here

phantom table lamp

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.95
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Buddha Lamp

“Lamp in the shape of the young buddha’s head.”

Dimensions: 8.25″ x 9″ x 14″H
Material: Polyethylene

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00
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arc table lamp

A nicely shaped lamp for home or office…interesting enough to completely warrant the price tag.

“An arc of chromed steel elegantly elevates the large, luminous white linen shade for clean, modern lighting. To softly diffuse the light, the oversized 19″-diameter shade is enclosed with a sheer layer of linen across the top. The effect is quite stunning in a living room, bedroom or office. Shade height is 7″. Uses one 60-watt bulb, not included.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $178.00
Availability: Buy arc table lamp here

Light Reading by Sam Johnson

British designer Sam Johnson has an ingenius way of lighting your booksshelves in a very integrated way.

“Light Reading was designed to nestle in amongst your books and remain invisible until illuminated. Made from a material called ‘Secret sign’ (by Perspex), the light is bent into the shape of a book. Inside the book a low energy lamp is mounted providing a safe and low temperature light source. When switched off it blends in with the other books with its matt black spine. Once illuminated the light reveals its title, which is laser engraved on the inside.

Includes cable, switch and plug.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $149
Availability: Buy Light Reading by Sam Johnson here

Wet Lamp

An expletive would be apt to describe my total shock and pleasure upon finding this lamp.

“The WET Lamp is an elegant and playful series of glass lamps with an alluring water-submerged light bulb at its center. Putting an exposed light bulb in water certainly raises some eyebrows, but it also creates an intriguingly simple dimmer switch. When a thin silver rod is slid into the water, the WET Lamp turns on and becomes progressively brighter as the rod is submerged.
Despite its precarious concept, the Wet lamp is a completely safe and isolated system of low voltage power.”

Hand blown borosilicate glass, silicone gaskets, silver electrode and contact, 10W Xenon bulb with gold plug.

Small Clear: 4″H x 4″W, $199.00
Small Frosted: 4″H x 4″W, $219.00
Medium Clear: 6″H x 6.5″W, $299.00
Large Clear: 6″H x 8.5″W, $319.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00-$319.00
Availability: Buy Wet Lamp here

Fat Lamp

Hmm, though this is slightly disturbing, it’s also oddly fascinating. It definitely gets points for originality…

“Droog’s 12th presentation in Milan at the Salone del Mobile 2004 was based on the concept of going slow. When the Fat Lamp is turned on, it slowly melts and gives more light. This process takes about 2 hours. When turned off it becomes solid again. The lamp consists out of soy oil and melts by a small light-bulb that hangs directly in the oil, because soy isn’t conductive. “

Purchase Information:

Price: $849.00
Availability: Buy Fat Lamp here

Truffle Table Lamp

Even if you don’t like mushrooms, you can still enjoy this little lamp for it’s nice glow.

15″Dia. x 17″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Availability: Buy Truffle Table Lamp here

Silicone Lamp

Kinda interesting how it just sits on it’s side, and I like how it’s slightly UFO shaped…

molded opal silicone

h 10″ ø 9 ¾”

Purchase Information:

Price: $294.00
Availability: Buy Silicone Lamp here

Classic One Table Lamp

This lamp is made from one piece of handblown glass- which makes the pricetag completely understandable. Such a lovely lamp…

“Designed by Maria Berntsen for Holmegaard, the glass division of Royal Scandinavia. This lamp has become an instant classic with its distinctive timeless features. Very simple, but stylish and genius. It is made from a single piece of handblown glass! This beautiful masterpiece of light will perfectly fit any interior. Established in 1825, Holmegaard is famous for its high standards in tableware glass. Perfect for both small residential and large scale commercial projects. ”

Options: Clear or White (opal)

10 foot red cord included
14.2″ height

Purchase Information:

Price: $499.00
Availability: Buy Classic One Table Lamp here