Table Lighting

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

Cosy Table Lamp

This isn’t new to the marketplace, but after seeing it in person recently, I was struck by its simple beauty. The pared down elegance and size would make it perfect at the side of a reading chair.

Mouth-blown glass; clear cord.
Offers dimmable, ambient light.
H 12.5″ Diameter 9.5″ Cord L 91″

Purchase Information:

Price: $399.00
Availability: Buy Cosy Table Lamp here

Flat Lamp

Flat pack items are wonderful things. Less packaging is a good thing, of course, but there’s also the element of being involved (however briefly) in the creation of the object.

The lamp arrives at your house flat, with the few components ready to be assembled by your skilled hands. Within minutes, your world is illuminated not in 2D, but in wonderful, round, living 3D. You have the option of choosing what kind of light to see your world in – Light Veneer, Dark Veneer, White or Red.

Material – Stainless Steel, Veneer Polypropylene
Size – 7.9″ x 11.8″ x 7.9″

Purchase Information:

Price: $72.00
Availability: Buy Flat Lamp here

Little Crush Table lamp

Coated in matte black rubber, a crushed soda bottle is transformed into a sculptural lamp base. (I’m sure the touch of gold on the inside of the lamp upgrades the look a bit too…if the shade was white it wouldn’t look as luxe.)

Each Little Crush table lamp is made using a reclaimed PET bottle and coated in matt black rubber.
Designer: Brendan Young
Dimensions: 30 W x 30 D x 50 H cm approx.

£158.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: £158.00
Availability: Buy Little Crush Table lamp here

Quick Lamp

Not bad for the price, right?

Start with a recycled plastic shade, add the color filter of your choice, insert a compact fluorescent bulb. Voila, let there be light!

Info: 100% recycled HDPE plastic body. Included color filter comes in amber, black scrim, blue, green, grey/brown, and rose. Fixture for compact fluorescent bulb, controlled by rocker switch.

9.5” w x 15.5” h
Lamp with filter: $45.00
Extra color filter: $10.00
Buy it here.

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Caillou table light

Beautiful, right? It’s also rechargable, which means no unsightly cords to get in the way of all that lovely light. It also costs a pretty penny, so be prepared.

Cailloux are solitary Swarovski crystals with a soft luminous presence. Fascinated by the remarkable aspect of the crystal’s shape, Ronan and Erwan were inspired to create unique Stone chandeliers.

designer: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
materials: crystal; rechargable battery-powered LED lights (8 LED uplights, 8 LED downlights)
notes: A charger is supplied with the Caillou light which charges an internal battery pack allowing the LED lights to be on for up to 8 hours.
dimensions: diameter: 4″, height: 2.75″

$1,390.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,390.00
Availability: Buy Caillou table light here

Stick Lamps

So, I’m breaking the rules again sort of…this is listed as a prototype, but the designer(s) says/say that is available for sale. I’ve no idea about shipping, but seeing as these lamps are incredibly strange and cool, it might just be worth whatever the cost.

Black or White (colors available through special request)
Small, €280, Large, €380
Buy it here.

More information:

View Stick Lamps here

Babushka Light

A color-cycling light that’s almost like an updated futuristic lava lamp? for $70? Yes please.

Babushka is a modern, lit version of the classic Russian Doll. Turn Babushka on and off by pushing down on the top of the light, and watch it faze through its cycle revealing varied colors as it goes.
Babushka’s dolls are revealed in a sequence of different colored lights and effects. When red the infinity effect is visible revealing a seemingly never ending row of red dolls. When blue the edges of the larger dolls are lit. Babushka continues its light effect through red to pink and purple and on to blue displaying different effects as it goes.

Designer: Mathmos Design Studio

$69.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $69.00
Availability: Buy Babushka Light here

Luau Portable Lamp

If you’re planning on spending any time lounging around outdoors this summer, you might want to consider these portable indoor/outdoor lamps (plus, right now you can get two for the price of one).

The Luau Portable Lamp (2006) makes standard table lamps look so, well, stationary. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, Luau is a lighting solution that delivers dimmable light without being tethered to an electrical socket. When Luau is lifted from its base, the lamp automatically lights and the glow lasts for six to 10 hours. Increase or decrease the amount of light by spinning the lamp with the bottom against your palm. At its brightest setting, Luau delivers warm ambient light, and can be placed on a surface or hung from a hook or tree branch on its stainless steel handle.

H 15″ Diameter 8.5″

Buy 1, get one free.
$198.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $189.99
Availability: Buy Luau Portable Lamp here

Liquid Lamp

Personally, I think I’d prefer a different color than red, but other than than, these lamps are pretty intriguing. They certainly are different, and I like how they’re on a smaller scale, so they can be tucked into smaller work spaces perhaps.

These stark white lamps are made from sturdy iron plate, but their fluid shape reminds us more of that glass cup full of paint that we knocked over (if it had been suspended in motion).

Designer: Kouichi Okamoto
Available in wall or table versions. Red or white interior.
Table Lamp: 11.2″W x 7.9″D x 11.8″H
Wall Lamp: 9″W x 9″D x 13.8″H

$199.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Availability: Buy Liquid Lamp here

OFFI Cupstack and Vee Lamps

These two lamps by OFFI are simple sculptural forms that aren’t too bad price-wise.

OFFI Cupstack Lamp, $99.00,
Buy it here.

Inspired by the irregular stacking of cups and bowls, this asymmetrical glowing form sits comfortably on your shelf. The dynamic form is scaled perfectly to add a sculptural accent of light to any surface. The Cupstack light is hand crafted using mouth blown glass.

OFFI Vee Lamp, $99.00, Buy it here.

With minimal lines, Vee is shaped like a lamp, but it glows all over. The simple form is at a size that can fit in small spaces and add a soft glow of light to any surface. The Vee light is hand crafted using mouth blown glass.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00
Availability: Buy OFFI Cupstack and Vee Lamps here

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Roger Borg Lighting

How’s this for some off-the-beaten-path-with-a-dash-of-Dan Flavin-feel lighting?

shown left to right top to bottom:
lamp shade lamp: 22″ dia. 11″ height, $1750.00
rg, rb, bg: 55″h x 12″w at base and top, $1200.00
open tower: 4″w x 4″d x 28″h (1:7 ratio), $725.00
open cube: 8″w, 8″d, 8″h (1:1 ratio), $600.00
lamp post: 49″h x 19″w, $850.00
Some pieces can be made to order with a different ratio/size or color.
All handmade from start to finish.

Buy it here.

More information:

View Roger Borg Lighting here