In addition to providing focused, direct light for reading of newspapers or novels, classic reading lamps add an architectural feel to your living space; here are 10 we love (and use in our own houses).
Above: The Arne Jacobsen AJ Floor Lamp comes in 10 different colors; $1,227 at Design Within Reach. Photograph from Smow. Above: The Original BTC Hector Medium Dome Floor Lamp is $509 at Lumens. Above: The Jielde Loft Floor Lamp D1260 comes in 24 colors/finishes (shown in Khaki) for $1,267 at Horne. Above: The Gubi Grossman Grässhoppa Floor Lamp comes in a range of colors; $1,065 at Danish Design Store. Above: The Original BTC Task Floor Lamp comes in six different colors/finishes (shown in Olive Green) for $1,049 at Horne. Above: The Artemide Tolomeo Floor Lamp is $585 at Hive. Above: The Anglepoise Type 65 Floor Lamp in Yellow Ochre was designed in collaboration with Margaret Howell; $335 at Rejuvenation. The lamp is available in Black or White for $325 also at Rejuvenation. Above: The ever-affordable IKEA Lersta Floor Lamp is $14.99. Above: The FLOS Tab Floor Lamp designed by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby in 2011 comes in four colors; $495 at YLighting. Above: Designed by Arne Jacobsen, the AJ7 Bellevue Floor Lamp is now produced through &Tradition; $1,030 to $1,620 available at YLighting. Above: The Lampe Gras Model 215L Floor Lamp in black is $1,040 at Design Within Reach.
N.B. This post is an update; the original ran on October 14, 2009.
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