Bakelite Table Lamps
Written by Katie on May 19, 2010. Permalink
Better Living Through Design ™ — Your Design Guide to Home & Style.
Written by Katie on May 19, 2010. Permalink
Written by Katie on May 17, 2010. Permalink
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
Written by Katie on May 13, 2010. Permalink
If there’s monsters in the closet (yours or your child’s), this nightlight will keep the shadows at bay without offending anyone’s aesthetic sensibilities. It’s an LED light, so no cords or hot spots, just simply press the bottom to turn on or off.
Assembly instructions provided and comes with 3 x AAA batteries.
Written by Katie on April 23, 2010. Permalink
It’s taken a while for this lamp to finally be available for purchase, but my-oh-my, wasn’t it well worth the wait? Karl Zahn wanted the light assembly to be “as simple as opening a book”, and describes the light at its most basic level as a “composition of pages all working together in symmetry.” It arrives perfectly flat and through careful opening becomes a beautiful three dimensional shade. Available in either a pendant or table lamp, the white tyvek shade provides a warm, even glow to any area.
Table lamp and more info shown below.
Purchase Information:Price: $78.00
Written by Troy on April 15, 2010. Permalink
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 Style.com 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
Written by Katie on April 14, 2010. Permalink
Do you have an extra extension cord lying around? If so, you could make a lamp with this kit. You simply snap the two pieces of the lamp together, insert bulb unit, and then wrap the cord around the lamp using the guide cut outs, and voilà! You have yourself a coil lamp.
Pic of components to follow.
Purchase Information:Price: $79.00
Written by Simon on March 4, 2010. Permalink
Brooklyn-based home furnishings company Grenkol creates an interesting palette of textures with their Domino Lamp series, consisting of cast oriented strand board concrete coupled with candlelight-brightness low wattage incandescent light bulbs. I really love the industrial toggle switch as a finishing touch. Available in 1, 2, and 4 socket configurations and also offered as a set.
Written by Troy on February 27, 2010. Permalink
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
Written by Katie on February 11, 2010. Permalink
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
Written by Katie on February 9, 2010. Permalink
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
Written by Katie on February 5, 2010. Permalink
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 Rützou, (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
Written by Katie on January 29, 2010. Permalink
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
Written by Katie on January 12, 2010. Permalink
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
Purchase Information:Price: $100.00
Written by Katie on December 15, 2009. Permalink
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
Written by Katie on November 25, 2009. Permalink
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