Table Lighting

Grigio Lamp

This is a great little modern piece from CB2 that looks decidedly more sophisticated than the price tag may indicate. Resin base with glossy powdercoat finish topped with Linen/poly shade.

Purchase Information:

Price: $59.95
Available from: CB2

Rose Line Table Lamp

Here’s a surprisingly affordable table lamp from CB2. It’s got that minimal/luxe look with a white linen shade and a handblown glass cylinder base. The red cloth cord is a nice detail too.

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.95
Available from: CB2

Satsuma Lamp

Radiating blades of plywood slats have the traditional ‘lamp’ silhouette while filtering the bright glare of a lightbulb into a nice soft glow, thus eliminating any need for a ho-hum lampshade. I particularly like how the wood will give an extra element of texture to a room.

Designer: Jonas Damon
Material: Plywood
16 x 16 x 12 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $225.00
Available from: Areaware

Bakelite Table Lamps

Bakelite? The plastic from about 100 years ago? Indeed, it is. Available in the brilliant hues of billiard balls, these polished lamps will definitely light up a desk or nightstand.

Three pictured above, one below.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $475.00
Available from: Design Public

Tulip Lighting

Ouch. Simple and stylish are two words synonymous with Autoban, but the prices kind of hurt, don’t they? That’s what the piggy bank is for though, isn’t it, to save for expensive-but-really-lovely accessories?

Designers: Seyhan Özdemir & Sefer Çaglar of Autoban
Gold plated or Black powder coated steel, fabric shade.
Made in Portugal by De La Espada.

small; 15.75″dia. x 33.5″h
pinch (med.); 15.75″dia. x 57″h
cone (large); 15.75″dia. x 61.4″h

small in black starts at $1,315.00 + $295.00 shipping in the continental U.S.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,315.00
Available from: DIGS

Tetra Nightlight

If there’s monsters in the closet (yours or your child’s), this nightlight will keep the shadows at bay without offending anyone’s aesthetic sensibilities. It’s an LED light, so no cords or hot spots, just simply press the bottom to turn on or off.

Assembly instructions provided and comes with 3 x AAA batteries.

Purchase Information:

Price: $42.00
Available from: Etsy

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Artecnica Phrena Lamp

It’s taken a while for this lamp to finally be available for purchase, but my-oh-my, wasn’t it well worth the wait? Karl Zahn wanted the light assembly to be “as simple as opening a book”, and describes the light at its most basic level as a “composition of pages all working together in symmetry.” It arrives perfectly flat and through careful opening becomes a beautiful three dimensional shade. Available in either a pendant or table lamp, the white tyvek shade provides a warm, even glow to any area.

phrena pendant light, $78.00
phrena 2 table lamp, $95.00

Table lamp and more info shown below.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $78.00
Available from: Velocity

Loop Light by Voon Wong and Benson Saw

Something about this light looks like sex incarnate. Maybe it’s the sleek stainless steel finish or maybe it’s because it reminds me of that Hussein Chalayan hat – the one that sucks the girl’s dress up into it. See the video at Style.com and skip to 4:24. I’m no male chauvinist, but some people might consider that better living through design.

Also available in nickel-painted steel.
19.7 x 6.7 inches

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,017.90
Availability: Buy Loop Light by Voon Wong and Benson Saw here

Coil Lamp DIY

Do you have an extra extension cord lying around? If so, you could make a lamp with this kit. You simply snap the two pieces of the lamp together, insert bulb unit, and then wrap the cord around the lamp using the guide cut outs, and voil! You have yourself a coil lamp.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $79.00
Available from: Sprout Home

Domino Lamps

Brooklyn-based home furnishings company Grenkol creates an interesting palette of textures with their Domino Lamp series, consisting of cast oriented strand board concrete coupled with candlelight-brightness low wattage incandescent light bulbs. I really love the industrial toggle switch as a finishing touch. Available in 1, 2, and 4 socket configurations and also offered as a set.

Purchase Information:

Price: $145.00
Available from: Etsy Shop

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Elflugan Electric Candelabra

First introduced in 1997, the Elflugan is an oldie but a goodie. The built-in dimmer switch means the 19 bulbs, with a total output of 60 watts, are ready to glow for any occasion.

by Lundgren & Strandberg
Available in red, white, and anthracite grey
12.6 x 3.1 x 14.1 inches
19.7 x 4.9 x 22.8 inches, $459.86, available here

Purchase Information:

Price: $217.55
Available from: ScandinavianDesignCenter

Sabine Iron Glass Desk Lamp

Simple, but the gold finish dresses it up quite a bit, no? It’s nice that it’s just the base and the glass- no shade to take up space. There’s also a floor lamp version but it’s price is a bit steeper at $880.

Dimensions: H:26” x W:12” x D:11.5”

or, as a ‘weekly special’: $230 here. (not sure how long that’ll last)

Purchase Information:

Price: $268.00
Availability: Buy Sabine Iron Glass Desk Lamp here

Moonbird Table Light

Swoon. Designboom has pictures of this lamp when it first hit the scene in ’09 (Milan Design Week) along with the designer’s quote, ‘I designed this lamp with the image of a bird perched silently under the moonlight in mind.’ A lovely thought, isn’t it?

designer: Yukio Hashimoto
materials: lacquered plywood; available in walnut, wenge, and natural finishes; LED lights
dimensions: 4″ x 14″, height: 21.25″

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,300.00
Availability: Buy Moonbird Table Light here

Mater Black Dome and Shade Pendal Lamp

I think my heart stopped at the sight of the Black Dome Lamp. What is it about black matte lamps? Maybe it’s that the appearance is so contrary to their function? Whatever the reason, these two lights are lovely and minimalist (and expensive).

The dome lamp is an iconic representation of “what is light.” Light emanates evenly in a 360 degree pattern from its source (such as in the case with the sun), so therefore the most honest approach toward the design of a lamp was a spherical solution. The design is essentially a “globe” form, “hollowed out” to allow the light to distribute. Such a mathematical solution enables the design to be timeless and familiar, however completely new in approach, as it is more of an engineering solution than a fashion-based one.

Shade Pendel Lamp (left), $1,000.00
Designed by Signe Bindslev Henriksen & Peter Bundgaard Rtzou, (9.8h x 23.6w x 23.6d)

Black Dome Lamp (right), $700.00
designed by Todd Bracher, (15h x 15.7w x 15.7d)

Also by Mater: Counter Stool

Purchase Information:

Price: $700.00
Availability: Buy Mater Black Dome and Shade Pendal Lamp here

USB Rechargeable LED Light

Desk lamp or book light, this rechargeable LED light sounds like a handy thing to have around.

This versatile mobile light can be clipped onto a book, or used as a desk lamp when inserted into its charging dock. Simply swivel the dock and pivot the head to direct light exactly where it’s needed. Charge through any USB port with the included USB connector.

Size: Assembled: 11h x 4.5″ base diam.

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy USB Rechargeable LED Light here