Good things come in threes with the Gallery B1442 lighting
system. Its trio of halogen pendants are bauble-like glass
spheres, just 11/4 inches in diameter, with channels carved
out to accommodate snap-in halogen bulbs. Its track, its
ceiling-mounted transformer, and its fittings are finished in
polished chrome. Through Orion Hardware, 80 Marycroft Avenue,
Unit 2, Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 5Y5, Canada; 800-226-6627; orionhardware.com.
The pierced ceramic cube of designer Flavia Alvez de
Souza's Cut lamp creates a soft glow from the incandescent
light source within. It's available in a range of five glaze
tones: coral, yellow, orange, apple green, and powder pink;
the diffuser inside is glass. Via G. Giusti 199, 50041
Calenzano, Florence, Italy; 39-05-5887-9346; marioni.it.
Influenced by the French designer Jean Prouvé, Palmer
Hargrave's Cabot Swing Arm is an elegantly utilitarian plug-in
sconce with a brass shade and hinged arm. It's available in a
range of metallic finishes, and its electrical cord is wrapped
in vintage-style twisted cloth. 308 West Mill, Plainville, KS
67663; 785-434-2011; palmerhargrave.com.
This six-light gilt iron–and–crystal chandelier from this
historic French manufacturer offers opulence with a light
touch. Sprouting crystal leaves and coiling gilt vines add
just the right amount of flourish to the incandescent candles.
Through Agostino Antiques, 979 Third Avenue, New York, NY
10022; 212-421-8820; agostinoantiques.com.
The hand-blown glass shade of the Carillon wall sconce
evokes a flower bud. Each piece is signed and unique and is
available in a range of clear, translucent, and opaque glass
colors with a back-plate in hand-brushed aluminum (shown) or
bamboo with a natural or ebony stain. It also comes as a
pendant and in two table-lamp versions. 24 Fifth Avenue, Suite
709, New York, NY 10011; 212-475-0479; jgooddesign.com.
Throw a curve with the elliptical Wal-Aparia. This
fluorescent wall-mounted luminaire lights up behind a diffuser
in one of two materials: frosted white, or translucent
blue acrylic (shown), or perforated or slotted steel (either
galvanized or in one of 16 paint finishes). 1737 East 22nd
Street, Los Angeles, CA 90058; 213-746-0360; prulite.com.
Inspired by a 1940's French design, the Volute chandelier
features an undulating steel center ring with six lamps
mounted on brass arms. The shades come standard in paper;
custom metal finishes are also available. 232 East 59th
Street, New York, NY 10022; 212-319-7979; niermannweeks.com.
The new Alcyon track lighting systems include an array of
line-voltage and low-voltage halogen fixtures that rotate 365
degrees. All are available in aluminum, matte black, and matte
white finishes; most can be easily outfitted with up to two
accessories, including color filters, visors, louvers, and
light-shielding snoots. 631 Airport Road, Fall River, MA
02720; 508-679-8131; lightolier.com.
Robert Griffith's incandescent Caress light accommodates
two symmetrical shades in natural paper, supported on a light
cross-base of black powdercoated steel. The shades can be lit
separately or simultaneously. Rural Route 2, Box 2433,
Hallstead, PA 18822; 570-967-2534.
The Aloe Bud lamp flutters amid petals of handcrafted white
porcelain. With polished-aluminum fittings and a
stainless-steel suspension system, it blooms in three sizes,
in both pendant and wall-mounted versions. Through Property,
14 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013; 917-237-0123; propertyfurniture.com.
You'll bubble up at the sight of the Cosmopolitan
chandelier. Its five powder-coated steel arms string together
mouth-blown glass globes in red, purple, or clear. Measuring
24 inches high by 48 inches wide, the fixture takes a 60-watt
candelabra lamp. P.O. Box 2390, Aquebogue, NY 11931;
You can see right through the Perry table lamp; its clear
acrylic base has a rectangular opening. Its frame and stand,
both in brushed nickel, hide the wiring, while a trapezoidal
silk shade distills the light. P.O. Box 558, Rocky Mount, VA
24151; 800-678-5486; uttermost.com.
You'll want to get beyond the surface of this
manufacturer's namesake lights. That's because these lamps are
made of 3form's Varia recycled resin panels—embedded with such
tactile materials as bear grass, cotton fabric, perforated
paper, fiberglass, fossil leaves, or rose petals. The panels
are heat-bent into cube-shaped table lamps and rectangular
floor lamps that glow. 2412 Harrison Street, Suite 207, San
Francisco, CA 94110; 415-845-9746; moones.com.
This producer of the whimsical has turned its graphic,
cotton-linen Mum textile into a lampshade in Gulf (blue on
white) or Flint (taupe on beige) colorways. All are made to
order in drum, tapered, or cylindrical shapes, and are also
sold on vintage and contemporary bases, like the blown-glass
Roost. 230 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012; 877-422-5304;
The Weave table lamp, part of the manufacturer's Modwire
Collection, is created from fiberglass strips (hand-dyed in
ivory, red, or tan) that are woven into a nickel, brass, or
powder-coated frame. The piece is also available as a pendant.
3009-A South Fourth Street, Austin, TX 78704; 512-445-6961; hiphaven.com.
LED task light
There's plenty of room for maneuvering with the Arketto LED
task light, thanks to its flexible swan-neck arm (wrapped in a
woven textile in red, black, gray, or blue). It can be either
surface-clamped or mounted on a spun- aluminum weighted base,
while its specialized lens converts 90 percent of the LED
lumens into an asymmetric light that doesn't produce glare
from the source. 200 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY 10523;
|Ralph Reddig Design
Slider floor lamp
Adaptability is the idea behind the Vertical Slider
incandescent floor lamp. To adjust brightness and temperature,
just move the light source to the appropriate diffuser
color—from burnt orange to charcoal gray. The diffuser is
vinyl, the base and frame silver-painted aluminum. 94 East
28th Street, Holland, MI 49423; 616-396-3298; reddigdesign.com.
Baroque meets modern in Ginetta. Four layers of black or
nacre plastic Opalflex compose Nigel Coates's whimsical
single-bulb chandelier, which hangs from a steel cable
attached to a dual-supported ceiling cup in satin-nickel
aluminum. The fixture's diameter is 31 inches. 3 Via Delle Tre
Cannelle, 00040 Pomezia (Rome), Italy; 39-0691-62391; slamp.it.
|Lolli e Memmoli
More deco than rococo, the Phebo chandelier features 3,000
square crystal tiles. The seven-tiered incandescent fixture
measures 22 inches high in square and circular configurations,
and both are 24 inches across. The two color options are
Olivina green or Andalusite brown. 7 Via Vivarini, 20141
Milan, Italy; 39-02-89-502342; lollimemmoli.it.
Every office could benefit from hardworking Copeland.
Attached to a base or mounted to table clamps, workstation
panels, slat walls, and grommets, this lamp's far-reaching
steel arm limits eye strain—with the help of standard
incandescents or energy-saving compact fluorescents. The head
comes in white or silver painted plastic in 5- or 8-inch
sizes. 1235 Water Street, East Greenville, PA 18041;
The Veneziano collection gives classic Venetian chandeliers
an even bolder, more contemporary look. Hand-crafted of Murano
glass in sizes ranging from a single tier with six arms to
three tiers with 24 arms or more, Veneziano dazzles in red,
black, light blue, white, and clear colors, which can also be
combined. 8428 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90069;
Alese hanging lamp
The Triple Alese hanging lamp sheds light on simplicity.
Three frameless shades of dupioni silk or textured paper, in
either cylindrical or square variations, are suspended from a
smooth or braided conduit of oil-rubbed bronze or nickel.
12216 144th Street, Anderson Island, WA 98303; 253-884-1718;
Minimalism and flexibility team up with Alcyon, a track
luminaire in die-cast aluminum. In low-voltage, wall-washer,
and line versions, the head attaches to a slim stem that
allows 360-degree horizontal rotation, while the Lytespan
track system makes for easy installation and adjustment.
Choose MR16, T4, or PAR halogen sources. 631 Airport Road,
Fall River, MA 02720; 508-679-8131; lightolier.com.
The polyamide-nylon Omi pendant could be hanging origami.
Designer Assa Ashuach uses selective laser sintering to create
and solidify the folds, adding one slice on top of another to
form a 50-watt halogen pendant. The carbon wires are
adjustable. 15 Technologielaan, 3001 Leuven, Belgium;
|Juno Lighting Group
Units-N1 emergency light
Keep large areas safe with the NaviLite Units-N1 emergency
light. Made of white or black injection-molded, UV-stabilized
thermoplastic, each unit offers an adjustable glare-free head,
universal wall or ceiling mounting, and rear knockouts for
direct junction-box hookups. The three versions can power up
to 161/2 watts for 90 minutes. 1300 South Wolf Road, Des
Plaines, IL 60017; 847-827-9880; junolighting.com.
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