In my lounge I have a traditional-form black one with a floral shade I picked up from a charity shop that I adore – full of vintage charm. Recently however my eye has been caught by the multitudes of modern standard lamps available. From lamps that stand tall to those that causally lean or even peer over your shoulder.
Oh so elegant and beautiful. Being a graphic designer I really appreciate simple line and shape, here is one I adore. This is Superloon by Jasper Morrison for Flos.
A different take on the standard lamp, this twisted wood and beam of light has a subtlety that would be welcome in a contemporary or traditional home.
Oh my I love this lamp! I think it would just cheer up any room. A touch of the tropical with golden palm leaves and bulbs instead of coconuts. I give you the Palmyra lamp.
Such simplicity, a single beam of light supported by black linear legs. Design by Chicako Ibaraki.
With a Japanese feel these elegant standard lamps look timeless, though they were created in the 1950s.
Making a feature of the basic elements of electric light. A giant bulb sits like a bright idea on a black frame as a vibrant yellow cable rises to the occasion.
This is a jolly thing, the Knit-Wit floor lamp known as Sunrise could work well on a table top, but I think in a corner of a room on the floor would create a calming mood. As the name suggests it is made by knitting without any waste yarn at all.
If you are after minimal then this might be the light for you. Simply two rectangles, one clutching the other. The light is subtle, clean and draws your eye like a porthole to another world.
What I think of as the Pixar lamp, this giant Anglepoise in pillar box red is sure to bring the fun.
Natural wood and a muted shade provide a warming lamp at a perfect height. The tripod shape looks delicate but sturdy.
A peer-over-your-shoulder lamp in classic black. I do like these, though I wonder if you would feel like you were being watched!
If lights can be cute this pair certainly are! If they had cheeks I would pinch them.
Love this, take something that can detract from lighting design, the cable, and make it an asset! This giant pencil light comes complete with scribbled line.
I am thinking lighting design is such an exciting field! You are only limited by your imagination. Find a really good electrician and anything can become a light it seems. Hope you are inspired too.