Lighting is sometimes overlooked in interior design; perceived as less important among the design elements in a room. But the right lighting not only creates the right mood in a space — it also acts as the art, the jewelry of the room. These eight table lamps are some of our favorites — each one unique and eye-catching in its own way.
The Couture Table Lamp, based on original sketches by Arbus from the 1940s, draws its inspiration from the Art Deco movement in Paris. The leather-wrapped column is hand-cut, hand-stitched, and sewn to fit – much like the Parisian couture fashion that influenced the feminine form of the lamp. But while the design evokes a bygone era, the lamp speaks with a modern vocabulary – lending itself to any setting, from traditional to contemporary.
Inspired by the natural beauty of rock crystal, each of these lamps is hand-crafted by artisans in Murano, Italy. The base consists of blown glass, which forms a stunning cream-to-clear swirl of color and captures air bubbles within its smoky depths. It is then hand-carved into irregular facets, so that no two are alike. The result is reminiscent of a raw diamond: luxurious yet coyly demure.
The Delicate Balance Lamp is one of Barbara Barry’s newest designs, named for its asymmetric, yet somehow perfectly poised, form. The removable crystal dish adds the function: whether offering almonds at cocktail time, or providing bedside safekeeping for your jewels.
Nature is the inspiration for Bill Sofield’s distinctive Kim Lantern, which has a design that speaks for itself. The horizontal shape of the lamp makes it perfect for a desk or mantel. Whatever the use, the lamp brings an organic element into any style room.
Vienna Secession-style jewelry inspired Kirar to create this dazzling lamp. Mouth-blown Murano glass, beaded with 24 carat gold leaf, adorns a base with a polished bronze finish. Though altogether glamorous, the Syro Table Lamp is diminutive enough that it will not overwhelm a space. (For an extra “wow,” check out the Syro Chandelier.)
This piece is one of our perennial customer favorites, as well as a go-to lamp for our own designers. The balanced symmetry of the arcs speaks to classical design, while the alabaster offers inclusions that make each piece unique. A harmonious juxtaposition between feminine form and masculine material.
The Anneau Table Lamps were inspired both by vintage jewelry design and large-scale sculptures. Truly a modern sculpture, the Anneau lamp is an eye-catching conversation piece, yet blends into a sophisticated minimalist space. The organic shape can be used to balance out any strong rectilinear form – such as a chest of drawers. Available in both French plaster and bronze, the latter is a limited-edition offering – each one signed by Stepháne and Frouwkje Pagani.
Not your typical table lamp, this piece is a replica of a lamp fashioned by American design icon Tony Duquette for a private penthouse in Honolulu, Hawaii, circa 1960. The bronze tortoise shell is backlit by a single 40-watt bulb, capturing the natural beauty of the shell’s luster, deep bronze tones, and touches of incandescent Murano glass. The Terrapin isn’t meant to blend into the background (how could it?), but rather to act as a decorative punctuation mark to the room.