Great Table Lamps

So many great lights, so little time.  Here are some of the great table lamps available.  

Tube Top Table Lamp

I have loved these table lamps ever since I saw them in a store a few years ago, and I think they’re a great design in modern lighting. They come in multiple colors for the base and lampshade. I have most often seen this light with a clear base and a white lampshade, but I really like this version all in black. I think this light would make a great desk lamp, or a pair would make great bedside lamps. And at $120, it’s great style at a great value.



Tall Plinth Light

This steel base table light looks sleek and modern, but with the steel base it gives a more organic feel to it which I think is great.   At 33.5 inches this is a tall light and would be best in a living room, on a side table in a dining room, or other type of location where you have room and space.


Porter Table Lamp by Thomas O’Brien

I think this table lamp looks great and is very versatile.  It could work well as an almost industrial element in a modern design scheme, or as a modern element in a more traditional design.  If you have a more traditional setting, you may wan to consider the hand-rubbed brass version of the lamp, which still has the modern design but is more warm and traditional in color.


Saturina Table Lamp

I love the double shade on this table lamp, and the different looks it would have lit and unlit.  The double shade would give a great diffuse light, while still having direct lighting below the shades.   It is a simple but interesting  light, and would fit very well into a contemporary lighting design.


Dioscuri Table Lamp

For something lower to the desk and a little different, the dioscuri table lamp offers diffuse lighting from an etched white handblown glass globe.  Beautiful by itself in in the larger size, you could also do as they show and have a grouping of them.  The sizes of the globes range from 5” in diameter, to 17” in diameter.  I think this glass lamp would be wonderful in a living room, or a bedroom on a chest of drawers.


Anisha Grande Table Lamp

A sleek design, this light is definitely a conversation starter.  Unlit, it’s very difficult to figure out where the light will come from in this table lamp.  According to the designer website “Anisha outlines an empty space, defines it and fills it with its light” and I think that’s absolutely true.   It’s a piece of art as well as a light.


Pinwheel Table Lamp

I love the lightness of this lamp, and it’s eco-friendly given that it’s made from recycled aluminum.  Sadly I gather I am showing you a light that has been discontinued, at least from what I have found online (not yet confirmed by the company).  I think that is such a shame, it’s a gorgeous light.  If you do like it, they  are continuing to make pendant lights in this design.