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Table Lighting


A clever solution for anyone short on space or budget.

“Tall&Tiny are two sticker-lamps in Vinyl foil, that answer the desire/need for home furniture while considering the problem of ever-decreasing living space.”

Tiny, 30×20 cm: โ‚ฌ29.00
Tall, 180×50 cm: โ‚ฌ52.00

(This item’s link and price was updated 10/19/09.)

Purchase Information:

Price: โ‚ฌ29.00
Availability: Buy Tall&Tiny here

NOD Bedside Night Light by IC Design

I like the idea of being able to use this as storage for your phone or glasses so they’re right where you put them when you wake up.

“The NOD Light is a unique and functional bedside table light or wall mounted light. The design incorporates storage for the reader’s current book, as well as mobile phone, glasses, iPod, or other small item. Designed for the bedside but useful in a variety of places, the design includes a passage through the back to accommodate the recharger cord for a mobile phone or other device. 30W (equivalent to 100W) bulb included. 6.5 ft. white cord.”

13.4″ x 13.4″ x 5.9″

Purchase Information:

Price: $220.00
Availability: Buy NOD Bedside Night Light by IC Design here

Funghi Lamps by Metalarte

With their reflective enamel coating, these lamps would be the jewels of a room setting.

“Capturing inspiration from nature’s funkiest shape, these porcelain mushroom lamps are lively and light. Their deep color and reflective surface comes from a baked enamel paint.”

White Funghi Lamp, 191/2″ x 113/4″, $750.00
Black Funghi Lamp, 14″ x 6″, $560.00
Blue Funghi Lamp, 15″ x 81/2″, $950.00

This item is no longer available from the original retailer.

Antler Table Lamp and Sconce by Jason Miller

I know these aren’t new, but when I saw them again yesterday the table lamp struck me as rather beautiful.

“Made completely out of ceramic, it creates that traditional rustic look but with a definite modern edge.”

Materials: Ceramic, 25 watt incandescent bulbs

Table Lamp: 8″W x 18″L x 6″H, $279.00
Sconce: 16″W x 8″L x 22″H, $610.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $610.00
Availability: Buy Antler Table Lamp and Sconce by Jason Miller here

Stone-base Table & Floor Lamps

A natural stone base is sure to make these lamps stay put.

Spanish stone base, rustic white jute shade.

table lamp: 5″sq base x 30″h.
floor lamp: 7″sq base x 72″h.

Purchase Information:

Price: $129.00
Availability: Buy Stone-base Table & Floor Lamps here

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Pablo Tube Top Colored Small Table Lamps

Some refreshing color options are now available on Pablo Tube Top Lamps.

“A minimalist statement in form and proportion. Tube Top combines a
transparent formed acrylic base to support its elegant mesh fabric
shade in tension, steering away from conventional modes of
construction. Its lightweight shade appears to float freely, gently
tethered by its fabric cord.”

14″H x
(Shade is 9 inches wide. Base is 4.6 inches wide)

Full range dimmer on cord.

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00
Availability: Buy Pablo Tube Top Colored Small Table Lamps here

I-Club Table Lamp

The veneer used for the lampshade is quite lovely- that paired with the oblong shape makes for an altogether interesting light source.

“Hand made, its elegant and compact design is equipped with T-5 technology to ensure a minimum of energy consumption. In this way the ‘CLUB’ family achieves a duality between the warmth of ambient lighting and the illuminating power of fluorescent lights.”

Finishes available are white ash, cherry, red, green and grey tulip wood.

Shade: 15.7l x 2.8h, Total Height: 13.8h

Purchase Information:

Price: $657.00
Availability: Buy I-Club Table Lamp here

Daedalus Lamp by Tord Boontje

Quite similar to the
Icarus Light, the Daedalus utilizes the same overlapping feather shapes yet provides soft lighting for tabletops.

“Activate or dim this dramatic sculptural light with a gentle touch to the chrome base. Inspired by the Greek mythological inventor, Daedalus, the shade is made of a white mylar polyester with a base of satin-plated steel. Requires one 60-watt bulb (not included). Simple assembly required.”


Purchase Information:

Price: $165.00
Availability: Buy Daedalus Lamp by Tord Boontje here

Translucent Bird Lamp

This lamp is really kind of strange: it’s pretty modern, yet the bird (to me) doesn’t quite make sense. To make things even more confusing, I think I like it more because of that.

“Light and airy enough to fit into traditional, classic style, yet this clear lamp reminds us of Philippe Starck’s modern Louis Ghost Chair. We love how the clear glass not only reveals its own light but also reflects its luminous surroundings.”

6.5″dia x 20.5″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $169.00
Availability: Buy Translucent Bird Lamp here

KULLA Table lamp

Here’s a great new desk lamp from Ikea. It’s large in scale and looks great in person. It has a built-in three-way touch dimmer on the lamp which operates as the switch. Diffuser on top of lamp provides a glare-free light.

Diameter: 16 ”

Height: 22 ”

Cord length: 6 ‘ 7 “

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.99
Availability: Buy KULLA Table lamp here

Tonka Lamp

Here’s a cool little table (or floor) lamp. I like how the silver laminate and the exposed edges play with the traditional idea of a lamp silhouette.

“The crisp, clean lines of the Tonka lamp bring an elegant simplicity to your contemporary decor. Available as a table or floor lamp, it is an ideal choice for your bedside or your favorite corner.”

Laminated multiplex

small: 4.75″W x 7″L x 19.75″H
large: 6.25″W x 9.5″L x 47.25″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $665.00-1179.00
Availability: Buy Tonka Lamp here

Standing Blue Lamp by Isamu Noguchi, 1952

Noguchi is well known for his lighting designs, and this one is certainly considered a classic.

“Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are considered icons of 1950s modern design. Designed by Noguchi beginning in 1951 and handmade for over half a century by the original manufacturer in Gifu, Japan, the paper lanterns are a harmonious blend of Japanese handcraft and modernist form. Created from handmade washi paper and bamboo ribbing, and supported by a metal frame.”

27h x 18″d

Note: MoMA Store no longer carries this particular lamp, but you might check out the Noguchi Museum Shop for other lamps.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.


Check out this modern interpretation of the well known Venus- I especially like the blue…

“The beauty of the Venus de Milo is illuminated with this ultra-modern version of one of the world’s most celebrated sculptures. The light within shines through the sculpture, creating a lovely, romantic glow that would please any goddess of love and beauty.”

15.75″W x 11.75″L x 27.5″H

Materials: Polyethylene

Purchase Information:

Price: $129
Availability: Buy Venus here

Cubix Lamp

We saw this at ICFF at the designboom booth. The frames are adjustable, allowing you to diffuse or concentrate the light depending on your mood.

“It’s a lamp made out of oak wood frames and the frames provide both the frame of the lamp as well as the lampshade. At 3.9″x3.9″x10.6″…it is a perfect size for any small surface that needs enhancing. The wooden frames are attached alongside one axis, allowing you to play with them and create different overlapping spaces, which in turn allow the light to stream out.”

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $75
Availability: Buy Cubix Lamp here

Shadow Light

This is awfully pretty- I’d imagine it would create quite a nice glow.

“Stretched gauze filters halogen-projected images from a fancifully painted mylar interior. Tord Boontje designed, Shadow requires no assembly.”

White or Green.

Purchase Information:

Price: $180.00
Availability: Buy Shadow Light here