Table Lighting

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

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.

[via holycool.net]

More information:

View Quick Lamp here

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