Table Lighting

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

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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $289.00
Availability: Buy Wired Lamp here

‘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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy ‘Got Milk’ LED Lamp here

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
Availability: Buy Bubbles Lamp here

Studioilse desk lamp

This lamp combines materials in a thoughtful, functional design that’s somehow new and vintage at the same time. I absolutely love it.

Update: Apologies, I didn’t catch that it’s available for preorder from DWR…thanks LYD.

“We have chosen honest materials that carry clear messages,” says Ilse Crawford, designer of the w084t Lamp (2008). “Iron for its feelings of stability, reliability and trust; wood with its warmth and life; and a glass, chalk and plastic blend for its intimate glow and tactility.” Even the fabric-covered cord was chosen for its familiarity, and along the stem, it remains visible by following a groove in the wood. It would be an understatement to say there is nothing slick about this lamp, and that’s exactly the point. A hands-on experience, the lamp swivels on a cast iron base that grinds a bit as the two plates slide against each other, and the arms are adjusted by turning wing nuts. The light source, however, is a new generation of low-heat halogen, which is energy efficient and dimmable.

H 23.5″ W 23.5″ D 5.25″
available 02-06-2009

$550.00, Buy it at DWR.

(or for £323.00, at twentytwentyone)

Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00
Availability: Buy Studioilse desk lamp here

Dress Table Lamp

This is a beautiful table lamp…one of those items to put on the ‘when-I-can-afford-it’ wish list.

Table lamp composed of a satin ribbon that envelops a delicate black metal frame. Dress is a dynamic garment that expresses both solidity and transparency, the elegant personality of a garment dressed in light.

Manufactured by Fambuena.
Small: 10 3/4h x 8w, 60w bulb, $463.50
Medium: 17 3/4h x 15w, 150w bulb, $1,012.50
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $463.50-$1,012.50
Availability: Buy Dress Table Lamp here

Modular Lamp by Kreaton

I’m not knocking this lamp, but don’t these ‘translucent green modular blocks’ kind of look like Lego bricks?

As much a translucent sculpture as a source of illumination. The most provocative aspect of this lamp is the fact that it doesn’t exist–until you create it. Kreaton is a modular lamp designed to change the way you see light. With a starter set of a clear, polycarbonate lamp base and two kits of translucent green modular blocks, you can shape the light source of your fantasies. Includes base and two sets of 72 blocks. Height when fully assembled in this shape is 10″.

$435.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $435.00
Availability: Buy Modular Lamp by Kreaton here

Vertebrae Lamp by Amaridian

In the spirit of spookiness, why not add a vertebrae lamp to your decor?*

Finally, lighting with a spine. This fascinating fragmented tower of stacked ceramic ribs was created by South African artisans Gerhard Swart and Anthony Harris, who’ve made an international name for themselves by pushing the boundaries of ceramic expression with both humor and a passion for sculpture and function. Individually cast and assembled ceramic vertebrae.

Measures 46″ with shade.

*(Oh, right, because it’s $2,800…good answer.)
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Bowling Pin Light

It drives me bonkers when there are almost exact same products at different retailers with different prices and names; is the Bowling Pin Light from UO a Knock-off (um, literally)? Does anybody know?

pictured above: Bowling Pin Light, $38.00,Buy it here.

STRIKE! You’ll be bowled over by the Bowling Pin Light, a fun sculpted lamp that turns off when you knock it over (gently). You might just want to get 12! Imported. Wipe clean. 4.75″w, 15.5″h, 4.75″d

not pictured: Knock-off LIght by Josh Owen, $26.00, Buy it here.

The iconic bowling pin has a story to tell. In it’s standing state, it tells us that it is waiting to be knocked over. When the lamp is on its side, the light is off. When the pin stands up tall, it glows.
15″ tall

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Purchase Information:

Price: $26.00
Availability: Buy Bowling Pin Light here

Kind of Magic Floor and Table Lamp by Black + Blum

This looks like a pretty reasonable price for a lamp that does tricks.

“This light transforms easily from a table to a floor lamp and back again. Just unleash the aluminum base and reposition on to any height. This light will give any room a magical touch, seemingly ignoring the laws of gravity.”

Lampshade in polypropylene, polished cast aluminum base, and translucent lampholder, plug, switch and cable.
Dimensions: dia 5.71″ l 9.84′
$80.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Availability: Buy Kind of Magic Floor and Table Lamp by Black + Blum here

Globo & Bolio Base Lamp

As you can see from the pictures above, one of these lamps can be used outdoors while the other is most certainly indoor only. They’re both very simple globe designs upgraded into fantastic lighting choices simply by adding color filters and metal accents.

Globo Base Lamp (on left, with or without color filter): Buy it here.
Small – 11.8″ dia., $219.00
Medium – 15.7″dia., $329.00
Large – 19.7″dia., $389.00
Extra Large – 25.6″dia., $599.00

Bolio Base Lamp
(right): Buy it here.
Small – 11.8″dia. x 11.3″ H, $420.00
Medium – 15.7″dia. x 15.1″ H, $489.00
Large – 19.6″dia. x 19.2″ H, $590.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $219.00
Availability: Buy Globo & Bolio Base Lamp here