Tripod floor lamps have a more delicate profile than the single stem variety (because of the stability afforded by the tripod base, they don't require a heavy grounding base). We've rounded up some of our favorites, in a range of finishes and prices. For more ideas, see Design Sleuth: Photographer's Tripod Lamp.
Above: A modern classic, the Spanish-made Santa & Cole Tripode Floor Lamp is available with a red, black, or natural fabric shade (the cord extends through one of the legs for a finished look); $960 at Ylighting.
Above: The Tripod Floor Lamp from Design Within Reach features three thin legs and a hidden cord for a delicate profile; $350 at DWR.
Above: Designed by the Manhattan-based Rich, Brilliant & Willing collective, the Excel Floor Lamp features a gold foil diffuser in the shade (which creates a warm glow) and is designed for use with two compact fluorescent bulbs (75 watt). The fabric-coated cord comes complete with an on/off foot pedal. Available in white or black for an investment-priced $1,995 at Horne.
Above: The Felt Shade Floor Lamp by Tom Dixon is made from double-layered heat-pressed gray felt with a white interior, metal legs, and a clear cord with a foot switch; $480 at Ylighting.
Above: The Leading Light features a walnut table top (perfect for resting a glass) and is designed by Terence Conran; £795 through Benchmark in the UK.
Above: We've used metal photographer's lamps for years as impromptu reading lights; the Colorview 2 Artists' Mud Lamp is $71.95 at Jerry's Art Supplies.
Above: A unique ultra-lightweight fabric shade tops the Rosy Angelis Floor Lamp designed by Philippe Starck for FLOS. The legs are made of aluminum and the light has a built-in dimmer switch; $700 at Y Lighting.
Above: The pinnacle of rustic modern style: the BDDW Tripod Floor Lamp. Available with a black or white 28-inch diameter shade; $3,400 through BDDW.
Above: Jonathan Adler's Ventana Tripod Floor Lamp is $412.50 at YLighting.
Above: Clean-lined simplicity and a reasonable price collide in the Chrome Finish Tripod Lamp at Cost Plus World Market; $179.99.