Category Archives: Lighting

Industrial-style Table Lamps

Industrial style has been in fashion for some time now, favoured by admirers of its raw, often unfinished materials and minimalist aesthetics. Today we’ve chosen our five favourite industrial-style table lamps, each of which will add a sense of style to your home.

Schofield 28cm Table Lamp by MiniSun

Schofield 28cm Table Lamp – £26.99 (was £35.99), MiniSun

A real talking point, this Schofield industrial-style table lamp from MiniSun features a large, vintage-style, amber-tinted globe LED lamp sitting in a 13cm-high (11cm square at the sides) cement cube. An in-line on/off switch enables you to switch on the warm white light of the bulb, which beautifully complements and softens the starkness of the design. It’s currently available with almost a tenner off, so act now if you want to add this fine piece to your home.

Industrial Bottle Table Lamp

Industrial Bottle Table Lamp – £154, Premier Housewares

A really stunning and sturdy piece that promises to add industrial edge to your home – and remind you to take the recycling out – this bottle table lamp from Premier Housewares has a downlit glass shade and is attached to a frame made from exposed metal ‘pipes’ and joints. The contemporary piece stands an impressive 60cm high (and 32cm wide) and requires one 25W halogen capsule bulb.

Elstead Feiss Old Industrial Midnight Pearl 1 Light Table Lamp

Feiss Old Industrial Lamp – £199.80, Elstead

An unusual and chunky piece with a striking silhouette, the Feiss Old Industrial table lamp features two cogs of different sizes, to represent the industrial age. The cogs stand on a wooden plaque and have been given a midnight pearl finish, whereas the angular shade has been made from hardbacked black linen. It’s produced by Elstead, a British manufacturer with over four decades of experience in quality lighting.

Cabot Red And Silver Metal Desk Lamp

Cabot Red And Silver Metal Desk Lamp – £65, Habitat

Habitat’s Cabot red and silver metal desk lamp has something of an Eighties feel about it, with its red black and silver colourway. 40cm high (and 33cm wide), the powder-coated lamp takes one eight-watt mini golf ball light bulb and Its distinctive, perforated shade, in the style of a tin can, surrounds the adjustable head of the lamp. The angled stem stands on a black cast iron-effect base.

Hudson 2-Light Table Lamp

Hudson 2-Light Table Lamp – £39.99, Very.co.uk

Add some industrial-inspired contemporary elegance to your living space with this Hudson table lamp from Very.co.uk. The nickel frame features a spiralling stem emerging from a disc-shaped base, and carries two glass shades that have been cut into decagons in order to cast light at a variety of angles. If you’re a big fan of the look, an equally stylish matching floor lamp is also available.

Five Beautiful Copper Touch Table Lamps

Copper has never been more popular in interior design than it is at the moment, and with good reason – it manages to look striking while somehow also evoking a warm atmosphere. The effect is enhanced when the metal is used in a light fitting – and, with this in mind, we present our favourite copper touch-sensitive table lamps.

John Lewis Destiny Touch Lamp in Copper

Destiny Touch Lamp in Copper – £60, John Lewis

The elaborately-etched copper-coloured steel cylinder that forms the exterior of this gorgeous Destiny table lamp is only part of the story. Within, you’ll find a multitude of clear, faceted glass beads that refract the light residing at the centre. It’s also a practical lamp, with a three-stage touch dimmer; a simple tap to the base enables you to select your favourite setting. This beautiful lamp is also available with a chrome finish.

Premier Cameo Touch Table Lamp in Copper with White Shade

Cameo Touch Table Lamp in Copper with White Shade – £55, Premier Housewares

Premier Housewares’ ball table lamp is a stand-out piece that’ll add luxury to any setting. Its base is formed from four connected steel balls with a copper finish, and these are finished off by a simple round white fabric shade. Touch the orb frame to activate the lamp and move it through its three brightness levels. If you like the shape but not the colour, a version is also available with a chrome-finished base.

Ukai Fisherman 38cm Touch Table Lamp by MiniSun

Ukai Fisherman 38cm Touch Table Lamp – £41.99 (was £59.99), MiniSun

We can’t resist the curvy yet chunky form of this Ukai fisherman’s touch table lamp which has a four-stage touch dimmer switch. A curved arm extends from a thick circular base and supports a large, traditionally-shaped light shade and bulb. This stylish piece currently available with £18 off its original price tag, so there’s never been a better time to get your hands on this statement table lamp!

Angelo Copper Circle Touch Table Lamp

Angelo Copper Circle Touch Table Lamp – £24.99, Very.co.uk

This lamp looks like it belongs centre-stage at the school nativity play, so we are not surprised it’s called Angelo!  Very.co.uk’s copper touch table lamp has a really unique design: a bare bulb emerges from a chunky, copper-coloured cylindrical base, from the sides of which extend two parallel metal rods that reach out to form a circle. The 35cm-high piece will make a great, atmospheric addition to your home.

Maya Pair Of Copper Touch Lamps With Cream Fabric Shades

Maya Pair Of Copper Touch Lamps With Cream Fabric Shades – £20, Habitat

What do you mean, one lamp isn’t enough? OK then: we present – for a rather astonishing twenty quid – Habitat’s Maya lamps. This cute duo pair copper-coloured, touch-operated bases with crisp white shades – though, if these don’t match your colour scheme, versions with silver-coloured bases are also available with either black, grey or cream-coloured shades. At this price, we’ll have one (or rather two) of each!

Five of the Best: Task Lamps

This week, we turn our focus to task lamps – lights with a purpose, whether they’re lighting up a food preparation area or illuminating your work as you sew. We’ve found five great lights that prove that lighting can be elegant as well as functional – here are our top picks:

Kartell Taj Mini LED Task Lamp, Copper

Kartell Taj Mini LED Task Lamp, Copper – £246, Kartell

We start with a real beauty: the Taj mini LED task lamp from Kartell, which will look equally impressive when switched on or off. It’s 32.5cm high by 33cm wide (9cm deep) and has a simple and rather majestic shape enhanced by a metallic copper finish. It’s powered by an incorporated LED lamp which uses an estimated 85% less energy than an incandescent bulb and will last for up to 20,000 hours.

Ottlite Slimline Task Daylight Lamp

Ottlite Slimline Task Daylight Lamp – £40, Hobbycraft

Smart and functional, Ottlite’s slimline task daylight lamp has been specifically designed to provide powerful illumination to your home office, craft table or study area. It’s powered by LEDs that mimic the quality and spectrum of natural daylight: so, in addition to reducing eyestrain (and improving colour rendering for the purposes of your art work!) they can help treat Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Linea Harry Task Light

Harry Task Light – £70, Linea

Sometimes you realise that designs become classic for a reason – they’re every bit as stylish as they are functional. Linea’s Harry task light proves this – it has the shape of a classic desk light with its sturdy base and generous shade. However, its metal-look finish gives it a contemporary feel, and the angular shape and positioning of the supporting arm gives this piece more than a hint of industrial style.

Teal Retro Desk Task Lamp

Teal Retro Desk Task Lamp – £19, Dunelm

We love the cheerful colour and retro stylings of this teal-coloured task lamp from Dunelm – and we love the price too! For less than twenty quid, you can own this petite piece of desktop style, which features a large and vibrant vintage-style shade and matching circular base, held together by a narrow and curved chrome-coloured arm which holds the shade with a matching wide band.

Otto Task 49cm Table Lamp by Pacific Lifestyle

Otto Task 49cm Table Lamp – £58.99 (was £79.99), Pacific Lifestyle

We finish our selection with another copper-coloured piece – it is the metal of the moment, after all! Here we have Pacific Lifestyle’s contemporary task lamp which has exquisite curved lines and a sweeping form guaranteed to elevate the look of your office area or bedside table. This 49cm-high lamp is also available in shiny chrome or black chrome (that’s a new finish to us!) so take your pick.