ISSUE 5  |  Parisian Style

Lighting: Modern Swing-Arm Wall Lights

February 07, 2009 12:05 AM

BY Julie Carlson

These photos got me thinking about swing arm wall lights; perfect for illuminating hard-to-reach areas of a room and adding visual drama.

Above: Photo by Paul Massey.

Above: An Amsterdam Townhouse by Kate Hume.

Above: A living room by Shelton, Mindel & Associates.

Above: Jean Prouvé’s Potence lamp and table and chairs.

Above: Modern wall lights in a spare living room.

Above: A silver swing-arm lamp in a room by Shelton, Mindel & Associates.

Above: Paolo Rizzatto designed the elegant steel and cast iron Model 265 Adjustable Wall Lamp in 1973 for Flos; $1,024 at Moss in New York City; the Model 265 is also available at Hive Modern in Portland, Oregon, for $1,024 (available in black or silver).

Above: Jean Prouvé designed the Potence Lamp in collaboration with Charlotte Perriand in 1950; black enameled metal with a wood knob; $1,562.20 at All Modern.

Above: A less pricey alternative: the Vintage Swing Arm Lamp from Gus Design Studio; currently on sale for $446 (down from $525) at Design Public.