Janet Ramin - I recently researched light fixtures for a client but I became quickly stumped - many that I looked at just didn’t work in the space. The living room had low ceilings so suspended lights were out of the question. My client didn’t want side tables so table lamps were out. I looked at surface-mounted lights and they were dull as dishwater. Then I looked at sconces ... but this involved a lot of wiring behind the walls which the budget didn’t permit. Then I hit upon the solution – floor lamps!
I haven’t used floor lights lately mostly because I found the selection very limited. Then I discovered these sculptural lights that just floored me! The floor light above is the Shakti, designed by Marzio Rusconi Clerici for Kundalini. The Shakti reminds me of the Brancusi sculpture, Bird in Space. The long body is a laser-cut Plexiglass tube and is available in several colors.
Another beautiful sculptural floor lamp is the Alta Costura, available at YLighting. Designed by Josep Aregall for Metalarte, the Alta Costura is made of translucent PVC panels and looks like soft folds of linens spiraling around a center.
Floor lamps don’t have to be tall – they can be short and sit on the floor, lighting up a dark corner. This Laszlo floor light ripples like a loosely wound ribbon. The light is designed by Cristian Malisan for Fambuena and is made of molded plastic.
Similar to the Laszlo light above, the Link floor lightdesigned by Ray Power also resembles waves of ribbon. Unlike the Laszlo, the Link is made of a unique polywood veneer, especially developed by the Spanish company Lzf from Valencia. The wood veneer can be stained into different colors.
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