Table Lighting

Channel Task and Reading Lamp

How about some lighting from Rich Brilliant Willing for this Wednesday afternoon? The Channel lamps are fit for many a modern interior, thanks to their minimal silhouette and material mix. High efficiency LEDs are set up in a linear configuration and housed in an aluminum channel (clue as to where the lamps get their names); add a vertical wood dowel and a circular metal base and, ta-da, you have your minimal light source that’s perfect for a desktop or reading chair, depending on the version you choose.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $575.00 - 750.00
Available from: RichBrilliantWilling.com

Fin Table Light

Goodness. Who knew the inner workings of a lamp could look as good as this? Nice job yet again, Mr. Dixon. An ode to engineering, the Fin Light exposes the components usually hidden from view. What you’d think was merely a design feature is its heat sink (which if you have no idea what that is, here’s a link to images of lamp heat sinks). That and the giant acrylic lens and 6 LEDs result in a design that is self-contained yet visually exposed.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £329.17
Available from: Nest

Leti Table Lamp

Here’s another price increase: back in 2010, the Leti Lamp was $369 for the small 12.5″h size, and now it’s $500. That’s a score for the ‘don’t procrastinate’ camp. For those of you in the ‘save until you can afford’ camp, you’ll be saving a little longer for this all in one eco-sustainable desk lamp and bookend.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $500.00 - 760.00
Available from: Hive Modern

DIY Table Lamp by Dino Sanchez

Check it. This do-it-yourself DS Kit 02 table lamp by Dino Sanchez can be assembled in less than 10 minutes with a phillips screw driver (if you’re super handy, I’m sure you can knock that time down to 5-7 minutes). All the components are included- even the lightbulb. There’s also a wall version, DS Kit 01 ($75), fyi.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Available from: The VITRINE

Paper Lamp

Here’s a nice lamp with a very affordable price tag. Inspired by origami, this lamp is constructed without any screws or glue. Using less materials in a simple structure allows for a simple beauty that is also environmentally friendly.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $119.00
Available from: Milk Design Shop

Tokyo Lamp I & II

Who is this little guy and where did he come from? The Tokyo lamp is from Misewell, and, as said earlier, Misewell can do no wrong when it comes to furniture and accessories. Little lamps are great fits for smaller tables, and as you can see from the picture below, it would complement the Grain Desk quite nicely. The shade pivots and the neck can be adjusted to give the right stance.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $245.00 - 305.00
Available from: Misewell

Kikkerland Chill Pill

A handy and decorative light arrives in pill form with the Kikkerland’s Chill Pill light. A twist of the capsule provides an inviting, ambient glow which can be brought to any room in your house. It’s also self-balancing so it will always be standing right side up. Chill Pill is available in blue or black.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $5.00
Available from: AllModern

Pearson Clip Lamp

This is not your humble clamp light ($9), as you can tell from the price. David Weeks has designed this clip lamp for DWR, and, as expected, it features his signature asymmetric shade along with rubber-padded clamp rings for stability. Now, is it worth the $256 price difference? As usual, that is entirely up to you.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $265.00

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Available from: DWR

Flaca LED Light

This strange* little light is made from a tri-fold sheet of stainless steel that can be bent to reach a height up to fourteen inches. While bending a steel lamp might seem counterintuitive, it’s meant to be customized according to your needs, so flex those arm muscles and bend away. Available for a limited time only from MoMA’s Destination: Mexico collection.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Edison Lamp

This glass cylinder lamp marries old style with modern aesthetics, making it a good choice for an eclectic interior. The clear glass means you should probably opt for Edison style filament bulbs, otherwise you’d be missing the point altogether.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $125.00
Available from: Old Faithful Shop

Hex Lamp

Brendan Ravenhill has yet another lighting option to add to our want lists. The Hex Lamp’s shade is made from bent sheet metal and it spins and rotates to get light right where you want it. Functional and durable, it has a slight industrial feel, yet the modern shape lends itself to providing a nice sharp contrast to wherever it’s placed.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $400.00
Available from: shopHORNE

PD4 ABC Table Lamp

This lamp has long been on my wish list, and surprisingly, it’s actually somewhat affordable. To share a bit of its history, the PD4 lamp was originally designed by Barba Corsini in 1955 for the loft space within Antonio Gaudi’s famous building “La Pedrera”, also known as Casa Milà, in Barcelona. To learn more, see the video below. There’s also a floor lamp version, which is equally desirable, (PD2 Floor Lamp) though it’ll cost you a few more $100 bills.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $279.00
Available from: Horne

Helen Lamp

This little guy is something to take note of, as it’s made from 16 gauge mild steel that is “scored, folded, welded, sanded, and powder coated”… all that and you get a small 14″ high lamp that’ll no doubt last longer than you.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $350.00
Available from: gambrelworkshop.com

Source: NYTimes

Binic Table Lamp

The Binic Table Lamp has long been on my admired list, but I had no idea that it was so petite. Measuring just 8″ in height, it was intended as more of a ‘take-away’ item, and its easy to move scale provides a very personal sized light. Designer Ionna Vautrin was inspired by windsocks on boats, and if she had to define the lamp in three words, she would say it is “cute, colorful, and small.” Take a look at the video below to see Vautrin discuss the lamp and its inspiration.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $289.00
Available from: YLighting

Scantling Lamps

Ouch. These are pricey, yet oh-so-striking. Designed by Mathias Hahn, arms and hinges allow the shade to fully rotate without the need of springs or counterweights. And what does ‘scantling’ mean? It is “a term used to define the size to which a piece of wood or stone is measured and cut, derived from the name of an old unit of measurement.” There you go. There’s also a Scantling Wall Light, too, though I haven’t yet seen a retailer offer the ceiling light, which is very impressive.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $920.00 and up
Available from: YLighting