Recently, Julie and I were talking about lamps—simple floor lamps with white drum shades—and how hard they were to come by. With what seems like more lighting options than ever before, we wondered: Why the scarcity? So after a few months of keeping an investigative eye out, we found the 10 best—including the few classics that first came to mind. Here are our picks.
Above: The Workstead Shaded Floor Lamp is adjustable from 52 to 72 inches; $1,150 at Workstead. Above: Room & Board’s Fremont Floor Lamp, with a spun steel base and white fabric shade, is $449. Above: Made by Christopher Howe, the Howe Standard Lamp is handmade in England from raw or blackened steel. Contact Howe for price and ordering information. Above: The Robert Abbey Echo Z2171 Floor Lamp is made of deep patina bronze with a Fondine fabric shade, as shown, for $372.60 at YLighting. Above: The HAY Cast Floor Base W. Drum Shade has a parchment drum on a cast iron base. Contact HAY for price and ordering information. Above: The Room & Board Crane Floor Lamp has a hand-welded base, a fabric cord, and a white fabric shade; $529. Above: Julie’s favorite is the the Sawkille Winnisook Lamp, made of blackened steel with a raw silk or linen shade, for $3,500 at Sawkille. Above: Designed by Jonah Takagi and Hallgeir Homstvedt, the Pleat Drum Floor Lamp has a powder-coated steel base and a pleated cotton shade; $495 at Design Within Reach. Above: The on-budget Langley Street Cary Floor Lamp, with a black metal base and white linen shade, is $147.99 through All Modern. Above: The Astier de Villatte Balthus Floor Lamp is designed by Balthasar Klossowki de Rola; 20,000 SEK at Artilleriet.
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