In Scandinavia, it’s common to burn candles all day long in the winter months; we’re considering cutting back on our candle usage and deploying oil-burning lamps instead, which last longer and combat winter gloom just as effectively.
Above: The Patina Oil Lamp from Klong is available in three different sizes and in a variety of designs. Prices start at $117 for the Patina Oil Lamp Mini in copper from Finnish Design Shop. Above: The brass Holocene No. 1 Oil Lamp, designed by Ilse Crawford for Swedish lighting company Wästberg, is $228 at the Wallpaper Store. Above: The Oil Lamp by Castor is a collaboration with Harnisch Lamps, the oldest gas lamp manufacturer in Canada, operating since 1842; $395 from Lumens. Above: Inspired by a visit to a Japanese garden in LA, the powder-coated steel Wire Disc Oil Lamp by Norm Architects is $89.90 from YLiving. Above: For the traditionalist, the 1884 Swedish Glass and Brass Oil Lamp is made in Karlskrona, Sweden, using the same 19th-century equipment it always has and overseen by the same family who founded the company more than 120 years ago; $88 each from Guideboat. It’s available in clear, garnet, and cobalt blue.
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