Design Within Reach Lighting
DWR Exclusive Originally known as Davey & Co., the company was established in 1885 and has roots dating back to the shipyards of 19th-century London. Its clients back then were the marine merchants operating out of London's West India Docks, whose ships were outfitted with Davey lighting. These iconic lights graced the decks of many of history's best-known vessels, including, it is said, the Titanic and HMS Ark Royal. As demand for navigation aids declined over the years, the interest in Davey's industrial modern aesthetic increased among architects and designers, and the company continued to thrive. However, the challenges facing British manufacturing brought the threat of closure and an overseas move, until Peter Bowles stepped in. He purchased the company, which is now based in Oxford, England, and is proud to have a team that includes Tim James, whose grandfather joined Davey & Co in 1897. As part of Original BTC, which Peter Bowles founded, Davey Lighting now supplies marine, industrial and decorative lighting to residential and contract customers – making Davey available to the public (instead of only to the trade) for the first time. All components are handcrafted by small specialist U.K. suppliers according to centuries-old traditions. Bulbs (not included), small: 40W/GLS/E26; medium: 75W/GLS/E26; large: 100W/GLS/E26. Made in England. Front guards secured by four wing nuts. Materials: Die-cast natural brass; frosted, prismatic glass diffuser. Measurements:Small: H 7" W 5.25" D 3.75", 3 lbs. Medium: H 9.25" W 6.5" D 4.5", 5 lbs. Large: H 10.25" W 7.75" D 6", 7 lbs.
Taccia Table Lamp
Inspired by the simplicity and utility found in a pair of serving tongs, designer Peter Stathis created his Tube Top Lamp (2006). The satisfying composition features a transparent acrylic base that supports a lightweight mesh shade held in place by tension. The effect is that of a floating form over a barely visible base, tethered only by a fabric-covered cord. Stathis work is included in the permanent collections of the Cranbrook Art Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and MoMA in New York. On/off full-range dimmer. Bulb (included): one white incandescent 60W/120V/G16.5/candelabra base. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Clear acrylic base; vinyl-coated polymer fabric shade; fabric-covered cord. Measurements:H 60" x W 18" x D 9"
DWR Exclusive Originally known as Davey & Co., the company was established in 1885 and has roots dating back to the shipyards of 19th-century London. Its clients back then were the marine merchants operating out of London's West India Docks, and Davey Lights graced the decks of many of history's best-known vessels, including, it is said, the Titanic. Architects and designers have been longtime fans of Davey's industrial aesthetic, like their Companionway Light (1920s), and satisfying the needs of this market helped the company continue to thrive. When manufacturing challenges brought the threat of closure, Peter Bowles stepped in and purchased the company. As part of Original BTC, which Bowles founded, Davey Lighting now supplies marine, industrial and decorative lighting to residential and contract customers – making Davey available to the public (instead of only to the trade) for the first time. All components are handcrafted by small specialist suppliers according to centuries-old traditions. Bulbs (not included) 60W/GLS/E26 or compact fluorescent equivalent. Made in England. Companionway Light is weatherproof. Materials: Weathered brass finish; clear well glass. Measurements:H 7.5" D 5", 1.5 lbs.
Each handmade Vitra miniature is a classic in the history of furniture design reduced in size at a scale of 1:6. True to the original pieces in structure and materials, the miniatures are precision-crafted, making them a thoughtful gift for a furniture lover or design professional. Each miniature comes handsomely packaged in a wood box with an informational booklet. Materials: Laminated wood. Measurements:H 4.84" W 2.44" D 2.55"
After being schooled in industrial design and engineering at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College in London, Michael Anastassiades founded his own studio in 1994. His work falls somewhere in between the industrial and sculptural, especially his lighting, which consists of reflective materials such as polished bronze and mirrored glass in simple geometric shapes. Anastassiades pieces can be found in hotels, restaurants and shops worldwide, including the SoHo House New York, the Grand Hôtel Stockholm and Sergio Rossi boutiques. The IC Lamp (2013) possesses the poetic grace and balance that characterize all of his pieces, consisting of a blown glass diffuser mounted on an ultra-thin yet stable frame. Positioned in a seemingly precarious manner, as if its ready to drop any moment, the perched sphere lends captivating tension to the design. Bulb (included): 60W/G9 frosted halogen. Made in Italy. Materials: Brass frame with clear finish or steel frame with chrome finish; frosted blown glass diffuser. Measurements:H 19" W 8" D 8", 4.85 lbs.
Compactly scaled and elegant in its simplicity, the Pixo Optical LED Table Lamp (2011) is the work of twin brothers in design, Pablo and Fernando Pardo. Designed to be a personal light, Pixo has a head that rotates 360 degrees and a stem that rotates and tilts 180 degrees to direct light anywhere its needed, in addition to a fully variable dimmer for further flexibility. Using just six watts, Pixo provides a surprisingly warm, bright light for its size, and its innovative low-energy LEDs have a 50,000-hour life span. Advanced chip-on-board technology allows the LEDs to run cooler, providing consistent, long-lasting and uniform-quality light. As a bonus, the Pardo twins have included a USB port in the base for charging mobile devices. ETL Listed. Made in U.S.A. This lamp has a fully variable dimmer. Place your finger on the optical switch on the lamp head to adjust brightness or turn the light on and off. Materials: Polycarbonate shade, lens and base cover; liquid-painted aluminum arm or brass and liquid-painted aluminum arm; steel base. Measurements:H 16.5" W 5" D 6" Cord L 8'
Handcrafted in New Zealand, the Geometric Tri LED Pendant (2013) is the brainchild of Scott Bridgens and Simon James, who founded their company Resident on a desire to give customers an authentic blend of craft and innovation. Their Auckland-based design and manufacturing business produces a refined and carefully planned assortment of furniture and lighting. To create Tri, the designers paired cutting-edge LED technology with a slim yet substantial metal frame that appears to hover in air, spending months testing lights until they found the perfect warm hue. The beautiful quality of light will have a deep intrinsic effect on the viewer, explains Bridgens. For some it will be very subtle and for others it will be profound, but this is something that will affect people. A recessed diffuser furthers the pleasing qualities of the light. The frame hangs from three thin wires, two of which supply electricity. Bulbs (included): LED strips. UL Listed. Made in New Zealand. Materials: Brass frame with clear lacquered finish or anodized aluminum frame with powder-coated finish; LED strips; acrylic diffuser. Measurements:H 2.5" W 30.75" D 30.75", 7 lbs.
Architect George Nelson, who was Herman Millers design director from 1945 to 1972, once said, Every truly original idea seems to find its most important expression in a chair. And then he blew the doors off lighting design. While outfitting his office, Nelson discovered a silk-covered Swedish hanging lamp that he coveted but found too expensive. He then recalled seeing a photo in the paper of Liberty ships being mothballed by having the decks covered with netting and then being sprayed with a self-webbing plastic, which got him thinking. And then, Whammo! Inspiration struck, and by the next night, Nelson had designed his first Bubble Lamp® (1952) by spinning a skeleton of steel wires on a turntable and shooting it with translucent plastic until it was covered in a smooth, washable film. When you put a light in it, it glowed. This is the authentic Bubble Lamp, produced in partnership with the George Nelson Foundation. Bulb (not included): LED, CFL or incandescent; E26 base; 150W max. UL Listed. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Plastic polymer; steel frame and stand. Measurements:Small: H 13.75" Diameter 14.25" Cord L 6' Medium: H 21" Diameter 17" Cord L 6'
DWR Exclusive In the 1950s, the three-arm floor lamp became one of the iconic designs of midcentury modernism, praised for its combination of smart functionality and industrial aesthetic. A single sleek form, these lamps provide both directional and ambient illumination, satisfying a multitude of lighting needs in any setting. New lighting collections were quick to add this must-have multifunctional piece to their assortment, and the popularity of the three-arm floor lamp continues to this day. We designed our Tri-Arm Floor Lamp (2011) to suit the furniture in our assortment and added unique features like perforated shades for improved light quality and reduced heat build-up from the bulbs. This Lamp stands on a sturdy black base, the three arms are adjustable and the leather-wrapped handles add material interest while also serving as counterweights to the shades. A slide dimmer switch operates the three lamps. Bulbs (not included): 60W max. Made in China. Materials: Chromed steel frame; chromed steel arms; leather-wrapped handles; white painted perforated shades. Measurements:H 57.5" Base Diameter 11"
DWR Exclusive Son of a draftsman and a homemaker, Bernard-Albin Gras was born in Saint-Raphaël, France, in 1886. He would become an engineer and tireless inventor who registered dozens of patents, including one for Lampe Gras (1921). A product of Gras passion to improve working conditions for hundreds of laborers in ordinary machine shops, research laboratories and design studios in the 1920s, this lighting solution is capable of meeting the needs of many different users. The architect Le Corbusier seized upon the design, which satisfied the demands of his ideology about the perfect object-tool: a form reduced to its pure function, free of superfluous ornament. Corbu furnished his design offices and architectural projects with Lampes Gras, and other early adopters included Eileen Gray, Man Ray and Robert Mallet-Stevens. The cast steel frames are made without screws or welded joints; all parts contribute to utmost effectiveness of the whole. Bulb (not included): LED, CFL or incandescent; E12 base; 40W max. Made in China. Materials: Cast steel body; chrome finish or matte black or white powder-coated finish; Bakelite sphere motion component. Measurements:Wall Bracket 47.75" Lamp Arm 31.5" Shade Diameter 8.25" Cord L 120", 11.2 lbs.
Rather than develop his career within a single design discipline – be it industrial, furniture, interior, lighting or architectural design – Michele De Lucchi chose to move freely among them all, creating door pulls for Valli Colombo, laptops for Olivetti and tape dispensers for Pelikan while designing banks in Germany and apartment buildings in Japan. His Tolomeo Lamp (1987), designed in collaboration with Artemides R&D department head Giancarlo Fassina, was honored with the Compasso dOro Award in 1989, earning worldwide recognition for its perfect marriage of design and engineering. Since then, the Tolomeo Collection has grown to include an assortment of sizes and styles, each one beginning with a heavy base and ending with a pivoting shade. In between, the multi-armed body is fully adjustable, with steel tension cables providing infinite positions in which the lamp can be held. Bulb (not included): incandescent 100W/E26/A19. UL Listed. Made in Hungary. Materials: Extruded die-cast aluminum with high-polished finish; steel tension cables. Measurements:H 51" max Base Diameter 9" Cord L 60"
For his simple and innovative lighting, Jason Miller draws on everyday aspects of American culture, transforming them into something surprising and beautiful. For his Modo Sconce (2009), Miller was inspired by off-the-shelf industrial parts like those found on Canal Street, not far from his Brooklyn studio. We have re-engineered inexpensive parts that are made by the thousands in China or India, says Miller about the pieces manufacturing. Modos parts are made by high-end machine shops here in America that typically work for the airline industry. While the inspiration is a bit banal, it is now a very sophisticated product. The sconces components are painstakingly engineered and custom CNC-milled from solid aluminum. Bulb (included): incandescent half-silver globe 25W/G25/E26. UL and CUL Listed. Made in U.S.A. The Modo Collection features hand-blown glass globes with slight variances in shape and color, which make each piece unique. Materials: Machined aluminum; aluminum tube; smoked glass globes. Measurements:H 18" W 6.5" D 10", 6 lbs.
Peter Stathis Link LED Floor Lamp (2008/2009) is designed for movement. With vibrant colors and bold shapes, it infuses any work or living space with a sense of playful animation, while a 360-degree swivel and two different pivot points offer a full range of motion. Links circular head holds 15 high-power LEDs, using only 7.5 watts of energy and lasting an estimated 25,000 hours; on-board technology keeps them cool and provides uniform, glare-free light. Includes a high-low control switch. Made in China. Link received the 2009 IDEA Silver Award, I.D. Annual Design Award and Spark Design Award, as well as the 2008 ICFF Editors Award. Materials: Stamped aluminum arms and floor stem; polycarbonate lens; stamped steel base; LEDs. Measurements:H 57" max W 12.5" D 26.5" Cord L 9' with detachable power adaptor
DWR Exclusive Born in Mainz, Germany, in 1924, Bernard Schottlander fled to England as a Jewish refugee in 1939. He worked as a welder for a short stint during the war before delving into sculpture at Leeds College of Art and the Anglo-French art center in St. Johns Wood. A year later, he went on to open his own design studio and began creating new pieces in limited editions. An admirer of Alexander Calder, the American sculptor perhaps best known as originator of the mobile, Schottlander created his Mantis Collection (1951) as an homage. Movement being intrinsic to his work, he devised clever adjustable frames constructed of strong yet flexible steel rods combined with counterweights. He then fabricated shades from aluminum using repoussé and chasing techniques, relying on his trained sculptors eye to produce beautifully flowing shapes that set the symmetrical and asymmetrical in opposition. His lamps – much like his idols mobiles – appear to defy gravity with their floating forms. Bulb (not included): LED, CFL or incandescent; E12 base; 40W max. This is the authentic Mantis Collection. Made in China. Materials: Painted steel arm and base; painted aluminum shade; nickeled brass ball joint. Measurements:H 20"–55" D 59" Shade Diameter 10.75" Cord L 79", 10 lbs.
Drawn to the translucency and versatility of bone china, Peter Bowles saw an opportunity to create something other than tableware with this time-honored material. The result is his Hector Collection (1992), which is beautifully crafted of hand-cast bone china. Creating these lights involves a highly skilled, labor-intensive process that begins with raw clay and ends with biscuit firing, glazing, glossing and firing again. When lit, these china shades have a translucent glow that allows for warm diffused light, and the pivoting shades allow you to direct the light as you wish. Attention to detail is at the heart of every Original BTC collection, right down to the braided cord, which was designed by Peter and can be found on every light his company makes. The Hector Collection is UL Listed and suitable for contract use. Bulb (not included): 40W/GLS/E27. Made in England. Materials: Natural bone china shade and base; satin chromed brass stem; braided, cotton-covered cord. Measurements:H 18.5" Shade Diameter 6"
For his simple and innovative lighting, Jason Miller draws on everyday aspects of American culture, transforming them into something surprising and beautiful. For his Modo Chandelier (2009), Miller was inspired by off-the-shelf industrial parts like those found on Canal Street, not far from his Brooklyn studio. We have re-engineered inexpensive parts that are made by the thousands in China or India, says Miller about the pieces manufacturing. Modos parts are made by high-end machine shops here in America that typically work for the airline industry. While the inspiration is a bit banal, it is now a very sophisticated product. The chandeliers components are painstakingly engineered and custom CNC-milled from solid aluminum. This version has a four-sided square frame that holds 15 glass globes, and it includes a three-foot stem that can be cut upon installation to the desired length. Bulb (included): incandescent half-silver globe 25W/G25/E26. UL and CUL Listed. Made in U.S.A. The Modo Collection features hand-blown glass globes with slight variances in shape and color, which make each piece unique. Materials: Machined aluminum; aluminum tubing; black or bronze finish with smoked glass globes or polished nickel finish with cream glass globes. Measurements:H 32" W 42" D 42", 21 lbs.
DWR Exclusive Modern is, was and will always be clever. In that spirit today, intelligence remains at the core, says Theo Richardson, who, together with Alexander Williams and Charles Brill, founded New York-based design studio Rich Brilliant Willing (a pithy blending of surnames – Richardson, Brill and Williams) in 2007. RBW has quickly gained recognition for its cerebral designs, which emphasize the exploration of form, reinventing familiar objects with basic materials. Similarly, composition of each part of the Rich Brilliant Willing LED Floor Lamp (2012) is based on its application. A wooden rectangular-prism shade adds warmth at the light source; a tubular steel arm lends strength and a twist – at the tip, an audio jack allows the shade to rotate 360 degrees – and a steel disc at the base provides support. Ships flat. Simple assembly required. UL Listed. Bulb (included): LED. Total power consumption 9 watts. Made in China. Materials: Solid American hickory with walnut stain or solid oak shade; clear-coated brushed steel arm; painted steel base; plastic fittings. Measurements:H 50" W 8" D 22.5"
To provide an innovative take on the hanging glass globe, Jasper Morrison created his Glo-Ball series of lamps (1998), a range of understated blown-glass globes for almost every imaginable situation. Featuring a clean geometric appearance, the Glo-Ball Sconce is crafted with hand-blown opaline glass thats externally acid-etched and flashed for a pristine surface that evenly diffuses warm glowing light. Suitable for mounting on a wall or ceiling. Bulb (included): halogen 40W/T4/G9. UL Listed. Made in Italy. Materials: Hand-blown, acid-etched, flashed opaline glass shade; die-cast aluminum, fiberglass-reinforced, injection-molded polyamide base. Measurements:H 6.5" Diameter 7.5", 2.2 lbs.
Born in Italy, Paolo Rizzatto graduated from Politecnico University of Milan with a degree in architecture in 1965. In the 50+ years since then he has brought his expertise to a variety of projects, ranging from interior planning to architecture to lighting and product design. He has also taught at Columbia University in New York, Cranbrook Academy of Art in Detroit, Washington University in St. Louis and other institutions worldwide. Rizzattos work has been recognized with many awards, including three Compasso dOro prizes in 1981, 1989 and 1994. His 265 Wall Lamp (1973) combines the space-saving design of a sconce with the reach of a floor lamp. The pivoting steel arm and revolving head allow you to direct the light where you need it most to suit the task at hand. Bulb (not included): incandescent 75W/120V/A19 medium. Made in Italy. The pivoting steel arm has a cast-iron counter weight. Materials: Painted steel adjustable arm and reflector; chrome-plated brass reflector support; cast-iron tapered counterweight. Measurements:Arm: L 80.75" Bracket: H 13.75" D 34.25" Head: 6.25" Diameter 25 lbs.