ISSUE 35  |  Marrakesh Color

Design Sleuth: Photographer’s Tripod Lamp

September 03, 2010 3:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Two of the riads we feature in this week's lineup showcase wood tripod lamps—also known as photographer's lamps or surveyor's lamps—which lend a British colonial air to an interior. Most reproductions we've seen feature overly clunky profiles; here are a couple of more streamlined examples for recreating the look in your own domestic environs.

N.B. The most economical solution is to locate a vintage wood tripod and create your own lamp (for an example, go to DIY Maven).

Above: Riad Dix Neuf la Ksour in Marrakesh.

Above: The Can Pep Masia House in Ibiza.

Above: Studio Wood Tripod Floor Lamp by Visual Comfort; $315 at Neena's via Amazon.

 Above: Vintage Surveyor's Maple and Brass Adjustable Tripod Lamp, c. 1920s; $865 at Modern 50.