ISSUE 9  |  Urban Lofts

10 Easy Pieces: Glass Table Lamps

March 02, 2011 11:15 AM

BY Janet Hall

An enduring favorite with designers everywhere: table lamps with glass bases, which add a transparent glimmer to interiors. Here is a roundup of some current favorites.

NB: For more clear glass lighting ideas, see 10 Easy Pieces: Modern Glass Globe Chandeliers and 10 Easy Pieces: Glass Pendant Lights.

Above: The Found Decanter Lamp is made from recycled glass casks, so no two are exactly alike. Topped with a nubby burlap shade, the lamp is 40 inches high and is $498 at Anthropologie.

Above: The Wine Sphere Lamp from Bobo Intriguing Objects measures 33 inches tall; the clear is $510 and the mercury glass lamp is $590 at Wildflower Organics.

Above: The Zak Table Lamp features an inverted handblown glass base with an embossed faux leather shade. It measures 29.5 inches high; $229 at Crate and Barrel.

Above: The Cherub Lamp from London/New York-based designers Ochre is 28 inches and currently available in smoke or amethyst glass; $750 at Ochre.

Above: The Gourd Table Lamp, available with either a charcoal tinted glass or luster glass base, is $179 at West Elm.

Above: The Glass Jug Table Lamp in clear or mercury glass from West Elm stands 19.5 inches tall and is $149.

Above: The handblown glass Trumpette Modern Table Lamp by New York glass artist Jeremy Pyles is available in three shades (gray, amber, and smoke) and is $925 from Niche Modern.

Above: The 18-inch handblown glass cylinder with red cloth cord Rose Line Table Lamp is $99.95 at CB2.

Above: Designed by Luc Ramael, the Glam T1 Table Lamp is available with red, black, opal, or mirrored diffuser (shade). It measures 14.2 inches high and is $1,200 at YLighting.

Above: The classic handblown Shelburne Lamp from Vermont glass artisan Simon Pearce is topped with a linen empire shade and is available for $250 at YLighting.