Table Lighting

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

Source: mightygoods

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

Design House Work Lamp, Gold and Chrome

Who knew a boring work lamp could look so attractive simply by a few tiny changes and some gold-plating? (I’d wager a guess there are many things that would benefit from the same transformation, though don’t go and be all completely ridiculous about it.)

The Swedish trio behind Form Us With Love–Jonas Pettersson, John Lofgren and Petrus Palmer–refined the lowly utility light into something beautiful with a few new bends of the angled cage, a dimmer switch to match your mood, and thickening those wires by plating them in chrome or gold. The naked bulb is protected–you can treat it as haphazardly as the one in your garage. But it’s so striking you’ll want to spotlight one or more in your home or office.

Packaging: Gift Box
Size: 8″ t x 5.8″ dia
Cord is 10′ long with dimmer and plug.

The lamp comes in gold-plated ($120.00) and chrome-plated ($100.00) versions.

Also available here: € 145.00

(Thanks Malin!)

Purchase Information:

Price: $100.00
Availability: Buy Design House Work Lamp, Gold and Chrome here

Wood Block Light

Quite similar to the Blok Pendant Lights, aren’t they?

designed with a simple solid reclaimed wood block, a switch and a bulb, part of a condensed capsule of locally grown design produce from brooklyn, always fresh, packed with energy and creativity. dimensions: approx. 2″h x 4″d, size and design of each lamp will vary as they are made with reclaimed material.

Purchase Information:

Price: $200.00
Availability: Buy Wood Block Light here

Cord Lamp Mini

Look, the Cord Lamp in a smaller table size! As you regular readers know, I love the Cord Lamp and have it in my own home (see pic here), so obviously I have to post the smaller one.

“From a snake nest of winding cords, this lamp shoots straight up and stands tall on its own. Surprising the eye by challenging the unexpected, the Cord Light is simple, yet characteristic. The cord, one of the most disturbing decorating details has been made useful. The piece is made out of a standard bulb, textile cord and steel tube.”

Manufacturer: Design House Stockholm
Design: Form Us With Love
Height 38 cm

Also available in Europe: € 139,00

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Availability: Buy Cord Lamp Mini here

New Lamp by the.

We posted some work by “the.” before–they have a smallish portfolio of really clever work and they’re worth checking out.

This particular lamp would look amazing on my bedside table. However, the -$1200 would not look good in my bank account.

Construction: Laser cut translucent white acrylic with cool-white fluorescent bulb
Dimensions: H 16″ x W 6.5″ x L 9″

Purchase Information:

Price: $1200.00
Availability: Buy New Lamp by the. here