Floor lamps effortlessly illuminate any space. Their unique feature? The flexibility to relocate them during furniture rearrangements or comprehensive makeovers. They’re perfect as reading lights and ambience enhancers. Arc-style lamps can even replace traditional central fixtures like chandeliers.
In 2023, floor lamps blend technological advancements with timeless designs. Be it classic shaded lamps or those with a ’70s flair, their unique shapes double as decorative elements, even when off.
Timeless Meets Contemporary: The New Wave of Floor Lamps
The “MS Series” by Fritz Hansen captivates. This series seamlessly integrates with the brand’s “Nordic” Collection. Its metallic structure and shade echo Arne Jacobsen’s designs but with elongated proportions for a contemporary touch. Philippe Starck reimagines the traditional bulb-shade design for Kartell‘s Angelo Stone, where an LED source beneath the shade transforms it into a reflector. Concluding, Vibia’s Dama impresses with a minimalist shade that appears to float.
Arc Floor Lamps: Merging Elegance and Function
Foscarini‘s renowned Twiggy, trendsetting since 2006, introduces classy Burgundy shades and a Rosewood diffuser. The iconic “Bul-Bo”, conceived by Gabetti Isola and illuminated by Axolight, unveils its XL version, preserving its timeless, bold essence.
When Floor Lamps Become Art
Ingo Maurer‘s poetic artistry continues. His team advances his vision with “Nuunu”, featuring a light source at its base and tall gold-plated paper elements enhancing reflections. In contrast, Mario Cucinella‘s Trilix for Artemide offers a streamlined design, where three metallic elements support an LED ring. Masiero‘s Ebe concludes this section, exuding art deco charm with its onyx base and metallic wire mesh shade.
1. Atrax - Zava
Designed mainly for businesses, this lamp suits homes too. It revived ’70s floor lamps with spherical diffusers. Its modernity is evident in the lemon-yellow hue and its asymmetric component arrangement. Bellucci Mazzone Progetti is the brains behind this.
2. Bul-Bo XL - Axolight
Gabetti Isola originally designed this for Olivetti‘s residential hub in Ivrea, Turin, in the early ’70s. The Veneto brand reintroduced it in 2021. Now a larger floor model, its emblematic design remains, enriched by adjustments for enhanced illumination.
3. MS Series - Fritz Hansen
“The MS LAMPS combine functionality and minimalist design, blending precision and elegance,” remarks Danish architect Mette Schelde. Adjustable in height and direction, this steel lamp is available with various finishes.
4. Trilix - Artemide
Suitable for outdoor use, “Mario Cucinella‘s lamp design has a lightweight frame resembling a trellis. It projects a focused downward light from its sleek disc head. Two height options are available.
5. Nuunu - Ingo Maurer
Inspired by an autumnal tree with yellow leaves, “Nuunu” lamp has a steel-hued square base with lit crystal orbs. Tall steel rods support gold-plated paper sheets, creating a mesmerizing sculpture.
6. Atmosphere - Karman
Matteo Ugolini‘s lamp mirrors a dew-laden grass blade. Its rod varies in height and is available in two colours, topped with a luminous PVC sphere.
7. Ebe - Masiero
This timeless lamp from the renowned Venetian brand stands on an onyx base, featuring a brass mesh shade designed by Nicola Gallizia.
8. Dama - Vibia
Ludovica+Roberto Palomba rejuvenates the classic lampshade with an ethereal feel. “We introduced the surprising element of paper, rich in texture and delicately casting a cosy light.” The LED is encased in silicone to prevent glare.
9. Twiggy - Foscarini
Marc Sadler‘s iconic 2006 design gets a refresh, perfect for large spaces. It now flaunts a Burgundy shade and a thin Rosewood diffuser.
10. Angelo Stone - Kartell
Philippe Starck redefines the classic bulb/shade combination. The LED, placed on the stem, lights up the shade in playful patterns. It comes in three finishes.