Sunday, February 18, 2007

design: floor lamp

We needed a floor lamp to reach over a sofa.
  • Tolomeo Mega lampArtemide inflates their Tolomeo design (1989) to make a Mega version for a reasonable $500. But unlike their killer Tizio (1972, by Richard Sapper), I've always felt the Tolomeo poorly engineered and not especially attractive.
  • Flos Archimoon lamp by Phillippe S+arckSimilarly, Flos inflates the Archimoon by Philippe S+arck to make the Superarchimoon. Limn has it on display, it's better constructed than the Tolomeo but costs $7000.
  • Giant Anglepoise lampAnd again Anglepoise inflates their eponymous Anglepoise, but it's not readily available in the USA.
  • Flos Arco lampFlos also makes the classic Arco lamp (1962, by Achille Castiglioni) with a shade on a curve for $2500 but that's real Carrara marble. Nice, but too 60s white shag rug conversation pit, and our living room has a low-ish ceiling. You can buy knockoffs of this for less.
As I bitched elsewhere, all of these use crappy wasteful incandescent bulbs. They're playing with scale but there's no re-engineering of the light source.

IKEA Samtid floor lampWe finally found Samtid at IKEA. $34.99 plus CFL bulb. Sold!

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  • I like the last one. simplicity! It's my design style.

    By Anonymous yeemadesign, at November 23, 2008 10:29 PM  

  • Spacify has an excellent variety of chic modern floor lamp for your lighting ideas.

    By Blogger Jessica, at June 22, 2009 11:19 PM  

  • The Giant Anglepoise light is hand made in the UK and availability is the same in the US as any where in the world as they are made to order. If you would like to buy one you can simply order from their web site www.anglepoise.com. It would take roughly a week to arrive with you in America.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 23, 2009 8:21 AM  

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