Table Lighting

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.

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Price: £158.00
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Rabbit Lamp

I firmly believe every home should have something a bit weird or whimsical (if they don’t, it just so serious), and this cute-yet-sort-of-odd lamp fits the bill.

The best thing about Heico lamps is that until they’re lit, you’d never know you were looking at a lamp. The company takes such great care to give every piece real personality, that the result is a piece far more sculptural than utilitarian. This Rabbit Lamp is a great example of such work. Unlit throughout the day he looks like a statue, but at night is when he really shines.

Material: Molded, heat resistant plastic
Size: 9.75 H, 4.25 W, 7 L

Purchase Information:

Price: CAD86.95
Availability: Buy Rabbit Lamp here

Wired Lamp

What an odd size; just as the description says, it could pass as an oversized table lamp or a shorter floor lamp. Fun.

Dwarf sized standard floor lamp (approximately 31.5″ in height). The base is constructed in a simple but classic form made from 10mm (.4″) mild steel wire. The shade is slightly larger than life giving the lamp its unique character and sense of scale. It’s playful proportions lends itself to many situations – Low level lighting, an oversized table lamp or a child’s standard lamp.

Designer: Mark Irlam
Materials: Bent steel wire, electrics, shade.
Dimensions: 31.5″H x 20.5″W x 25″D.

$289.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $289.00
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‘Got Milk’ LED Lamp

This is pretty neat (and cheap!).

A glass that looks like it is filled with milk, but in fact, the inside has a special coating that lights up when you flip the switch. Now, you only have to flip the switch once though, because if you don’t want it to be on anymore, just turn it upside down and voila, it’s off… Perfect for a nightlight, or next to your bed or in the bathroom, or for the kids or – you get it, there are a ton of usage occasions that you can come up with.

$16.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $16.00
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Bubbles Lamp

This lamp is kind of weirdly beautiful. (That’s the short explanation and I’m sticking to it.)

Designer:Jaime Hayón
Material: Ceramic base and fabric shade.
Dimensions: 33 cm wide and 62 cm height.
Delivery time:5-6 weeks

Available in White, Black, and Copper (€1475.00)

€575.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: &euro575.00
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