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Floor Lighting

Pedrera Floor Lamp

If you love/admire/dream about the Pedrera Floor Lamp (previously written about here: PD2 Floor Lamp), today is your day. As in, the day where everything lines up perfectly and you get a steal of a deal: 40% off. It’s actually 40% off all of MoMA Store’s spring ‘must haves’ but we don’t care about that, we just care about the Pedrera, for today only, with a cost of $495. Be sure to note code below for discount.

Purchase Information:

Price: $495.00 (today only)
Available from: MoMA Store

PD2 Floor Lamp

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll remember the PD4 ABC Table Lamp posted a couple of weeks ago. This is the bigger floor lamp version, so, of course, it’ll cost you quite a bit more, but let’s focus on its beauty, shall we? The base of this lamp collection was inspired by the vaulted ceilings of the famous building “La Pedrera”, also known as Casa Milà, while the lampshades were influenced by the unique, perforated detail of the chimneys.


Purchase Information:

Price: $749.00
Available from: Loftmodern

Clutch Floor Lamp

If you look closely, you’ll see that there’s no hinges or finicky hardware on this floor lamp. Well, what magic is this? Magnets, of course. Magnets allow you to arrange these two lights on this white oak floor lamp in various ways, without the normal visual clutter. Each light dome has its own on/off floor switch as well.

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Availability: Buy Clutch Floor Lamp here

Scantling Lamps

Ouch. These are pricey, yet oh-so-striking. Designed by Mathias Hahn, arms and hinges allow the shade to fully rotate without the need of springs or counterweights. And what does ‘scantling’ mean? It is “a term used to define the size to which a piece of wood or stone is measured and cut, derived from the name of an old unit of measurement.” There you go. There’s also a Scantling Wall Light, too, though I haven’t yet seen a retailer offer the ceiling light, which is very impressive.


Purchase Information:

Price: $920.00 and up
Available from: YLighting

Perimeter Floor Lamp

With a ship date of October 2011, you’ve got a little time to think about this floor lamp. Thin loops of powder-coated steel create the base and while it measures 18″ wide, it has a rather airy appearance. I love the blue and yellow (either color would pop out in a neutral space) yet the white might be a better choice if you prefer a more subtle look.


Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: 2modern

L_MP floor lamp

An incredibly affordable-yet-stylish floor lamp is not something you come across everyday, yet here we are, checking out this lamp by A/R Studio at CB2 for $149. That’s right, it’s on sale from $200, and if you need extra lighting, it’s definitely worth considering. Composed of a solid white oak frame, cocoa linen shade and red cloth cord, which adjusts to raise or lower the shade.

Foot dimmer switch.

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Available from: CB2

Licht Lights

Back in November, Supermarket asked us to pick a few things (see Guest curator: Better Living Through Design) and these lamps from Soo Kwon not only made the list but are still stuck in my head. With such a high-design look, it’s amazing that they have such an affordable price tag.


Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00-195.00
Available from: Soo Kwon

Facet Lamps

For his series of Facet Lamps, designer Brendan Ravenhill drew inspiration from industrial light fixtures. Cleverly though, he forgoes manufacturing processes such as spun metal or ceramics that are traditionally used to create these lamps, and utilized an array of cut and bent sheet metal, creating a geometric pattern that is uniquely modern, yet still evokes the spirit of the original industrial shades. I don’t know if the light shining through at the bends was intentional or a byproduct of manufacture, but either way I love it.


Purchase Information:

Price: $280.00
Available from: Brendan Ravenhill

Watt Table and Floor Lamp

I’m steadily making my way through featuring the various new lamps from Blu Dot’s collection, and I have to say I’m mightily impressed with the offerings. This Watt Table and Floor lamp are weirdly futuristic, but in an entirely good way. The steel panels angled together look like some child’s drawing of an alien ship, or a gross exaggeration of a pixellated spider with only 5 legs. Or a simple steel lamp entitled ‘Watt’. Nonsense aside, they’re cool looking and would give an edgy sort of atmosphere to a room.

Floor lamp, (inches) 44.75h x 21w, $299.00
Table lamp, (inches) 22h x 12.75w, $199.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Available from: 2modern

Tom Dixon Copper Blow Shade Lamp

If the beauty of this floor lamp doesn’t impress you enough, absorb the fact that it’s IP-rated for outdoor use. That’s right, you can use it outdoors. Accommodates a low-energy bulb.

Purchase Information:

Price: $500.00
Available from: ABC Home

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

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 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


Purchase Information:

Price: $1,017.90
Availability: Buy Loop Light by Voon Wong and Benson Saw here

Disposable Lighting by Stuart Haygarth

I hoped you saved those plastic wine and champagne glasses from your holiday celebrations…Stuart Haygarth might need them to create his next masterpiece after his limited-edition light fixtures are all sold out.  Katie posted his work a while back, but this particular floor light stood out to me. Standing at approximately 80 inches tall and made of 416 disposable wine glasses, you could say this piece is a tall toast to a properous new year.

Plastic, fluorescent bulb
200cm x 50cm

For more information, visit Stuart Haygarth’s website.
Price available upon request.

Brave New World Lamp

This baby is crazy big. Standing at about 6-feet tall, this Anglepoise-ish lamp uses a combination of oak and cast iron balancing weights to function. It’s quite a sight to see in person, even if it is a bit beyond most of our budgets.

Design Freshwest, 2009.
Oak frame, cast iron.
Made in The Netherlands by Moooi.
70.8″ h | 27.5″ w | cord; 118″ L

Brave new world is available in natural oak & requires 1xE27, 20W max lightbulb.

Purchase Information:

Price: £3,696.00
Availability: Buy Brave New World Lamp here

Mr. 2 and Mr. 5 by Tomas Alonso

Whoa. Though these are terribly expensive, they’re also completely spectacular. Part lighting and part sculpture, either of these lights are sure to become a treasured piece in your collection. I don’t mean ‘your collection’ in the home-is-a-museum sort of way, just that if you spend the money on one of these lights, you should love it enough to keep it forever.

MR. 2 (H 104.9″ x W 77.7″ x D 36.7″): $4,000.00
MR. 5 (H 49.7″ x W 88.8″ x D 31.9″): $4,000.00

Materials: Powder Coated Steel Tube, Ash, T8 LED Tube, Cork
Designer: Tomas Alonso

Purchase Information:

Price: $4,000.00
Availability: Buy Mr. 2 and Mr. 5 by Tomas Alonso here