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10 Easy Pieces: Classic Floor Reading Lamps

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10 Easy Pieces: Classic Floor Reading Lamps

Janet Hall January 21, 2013

In addition to providing focused, direct light for the reading of newspapers or novels, classic reading lamps add an architectural feel to your living space; here are ten we love (and use in our own houses), ranging in price from $15 to $1,000.

Above: Designed by Robert Dudley Best in 1930, the Original BTC Task Floor Lamp is $995 at Horne; it's available in seven colors.

Above: The Bellevue AJ2 Floor Lamp was Arne Jacobsen's first lighting design; it's available in black or white at Horne for $1,100.

Above: The Lampe Gras Floor Lamp 215, designed by Bernard-Albin Gras in 1921 and admired (and used) by Le Corbusier, is back in production after a several-decades hiatus. It's currently on sale at DWR for $743.75 (down from $875) and is available in chrome or black.

Above: Currently on sale at Design Within Reach, the Grasshopper Lamp by Greta Grossman for Gubi is $743.75 (down from $875) and is available in six colors.

Above: The Tab Lamp for Flos, designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby in 2008 is $445 at Room & Board.

Above: The Hector Medium Floor Lamp by Original BTC features a bone china shade and base; it's $350 at Horne.

Above: The Type 75 Anglepoise Floor Lamp from UK company Anglepoise is available for £170.40 in the UK; in the US, the Type 75 Floor Lamp is $250 at Horne.

Above: The enameled steel, French industrial Jieldé Signal Floor Lamp D1260 is $1,335 at Horne and is available in 18 brilliant colors as well as chromed and brushed steel finishes. The similar, lower-priced Jielde Signal Floor Lamp SI833 is $595 at Horne.

Above: The Tolomeo Reading Floor Lamp is $500 at Y Lighting.

Above: The affordable basic Lersta Floor Lamp is $14.99 at Ikea.

Above: The classic Arne Jacobsen Floor Lamp, designed in 1957 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, is available in eight colors; $998 at Y Lighting.

Above: The basic and functional Mil Floor Lamp is $19.99 at Ikea.

N.B. This post is an update; the original ran on October 14, 2009.

Product Summary  

Desk & Table Lamps

Lampe Gras

$660.00 USD from Brook Farm General Store

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