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Designer Table Lamps
Designer table lamp are ideal for realising design statements in your home. When placed on side tables and chests of drawers, they are not only eye-catching features, they provide high-quality area lighting too. On a desk, they are both stylish and functional.
How many lumens does a designer table lamp need?
That’s always a matter of taste, however, 300 - 400 lumens are sufficient for a table lamp to provide area lighting. After all, there is no need to light up the entire room - on the contrary, a table lamp is commonly used to provide cosy lighting accents, sufficient for leafing through a book, for example.
Where is the best place for a designer table lamp?
When investing in a designer table lamp, make it the pride of place in your home! A designer table lamp looks fantastic:
on a side table
on a chest of drawers
on a window sill
on a bedside table
and, of course, on a desk
Tip: If you are right-handed, the lamp should to be placed on the left-hand side; and the other way around if you are left-handed. This makes sure that your hand will not cast any distracting shadows while working or studying. Also, please use additional lighting when you are working for an extended period. This reduces the stark contrast between the light desk and the darkness in the rest of the room and ensures that your eyes stay fresh and alert.
What are the additional features of designer table lamps?
A designer table lamp does not only inspire with its chic look, but also with quality and functionality. Nowadays, you can benefit from a number of additional features, for example:
Smart home compatibility
Controllable via remote control
Adjustable light colour and multicolour function
Dimmable e.g. via touch dimmer
Featuring Qi technology or USB connection
What about Bauhaus table lamps?
The Wagenfeld table lamp, designed in 1923/1924 by German industrial designer Wilhelm Wagenfeld, is the epitome of Bauhaus design. Not the right lamp for you? Then take a look at the 1927 table lamp from Tecnolumen, featuring brass joints and a bold black lampshade. Ask our specialist consultants for further inspiration. Contact details are provided below.
What are real table lamp design classics?
Are you looking for a famous designer piece that has been proven to be timeless and of high quality? Be inspired!
Taccio table lamp from 1958 (FLOS)
Birdy table lamp from 1952 (Northern)
Coupé table lamp from 1967 (Oluce)
Wagenfeld table lamp from 1923 (Tecnolumen)
Type 75 table lamp from the 1950s (Anglepoise)
If you’re looking for more options, find more inspiration on our brands page.
Are LEDs the best technology for designer table lamps?
There is no room for discussion – the arguments are clearly favour of LEDs. After all, you want to save energy and enjoy almost maintenance-free technology over a long period of time. The following overview illustrates why a lot of designer table lamps feature LED technology:
Energy savings of 90 % in comparison to traditional incandescent light bulbs.
Energy savings of 60 % in comparison to halogen bulbs.
LEDs last 50 times longer than traditional light bulbs (up to 50,000 hours).
LEDs are 100 % bright, immediately after they are turned on.
LEDs are environmentally friendly, since they do not contain mercury.
LEDs are very durable. There is no filament that can burn through.
Built-in LED technology is space-saving, allowing for flat, compact designs.
Which materials are in vogue for designer table lamps?
You can’t go wrong with glass, stainless steel or wood - these materials are often used and have proven to be timeless. However, since designers constantly reinvent trends using a range of materials, you are spoilt for choice! Use the “material” filter to see at a glance the options that are available.
Do you have questions about renowned designers and iconic design classics? If so, just give our specialist consultants a call. Dial +353 1 699 2138 or get in touch via the contact form.