Design Within Reach Floor Lamps
A 300-watt car headlamp was the inspiration behind Toio (1962), designed by Achille Castiglioni and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. The Toio was part of the brothers ready-made objects series and included the use of parts of a fishing pole in addition to a headlamp imported from the United States. Placed along the lamps nickel-plated brass hexagonal stem are fishing rod rings, used to guide the electrical cord from bulb to transformer. This transformer acts as ballast by being located at the base of the height-adjustable stem (the bulb is not tilt adjustable). A cleat on the base is provided to keep the cord neatly coiled when the lamp is adjusted to a lower height. Toio is part of the permanent collection at MoMA in New York. Bulb (included): incandescent 300W/120V/Par56/MFL. Made in Italy. Materials: Enamel steel base; nickel-plated height adjustable brass stem; telescopic head; on/off switch on black cord. Measurements:H 67"–78.75" W 7.75"
Use a down rod with our Altus, Ball, Cirrus and Velo Ceiling Fans to accommodate different room heights. Not compatible with Cirrus Flush Ceiling Fans. Made in Taiwan. Materials: Tubular aluminum rod; brushed, nickel-plated or painted finish. Measurements:L 24" L 48" L 72"
DWR Exclusive The Tripod Floor Lamp (2008), with its satisfying proportions and refined details, has all the potential of a classic. Its cord is coyly hidden down one leg, for an uninterrupted line. Three thin legs, each with a rubber glide at its base, support a perfectly balanced fabric shade. The shade is neatly sewn with flat, finished seams, and its punched metal diffuser simultaneously softens and reflects the light. The clear cord has a foot-controlled, full-range dimmer. Simple assembly required. Bulbs (not included): three incandescent 60W/120V/E26/A19. Made in China. Materials: Powder-coated steel base; polyester shade with matte backing; anodized micro-perforated aluminum diffuser; rubber glides. Measurements:H 68" W 22" Cord L 79"
Legend has it that Emeco founder Wilton Dinges tested the strength of a 1006 Navy Chair (1944) by tossing it out a sixth-story window. The people on the sidewalk below were a bit surprised, but the chair was fine, with the exception of a few scratches. Today, Emeco still uses the same 77-step process that Dinges perfected seven decades ago to satisfy the militarys need for lightweight, corrosion-resistant chairs for destroyers and submarines. The companys proprietary metal processing method yields aluminum three times stronger than steel – and a chair so durable that it has an estimated life span of 150 years. Emecos all-aluminum chairs and stools come with a lifetime guarantee, and generations from now, when your great-great-grandchildren finally manage to wear out a chair thats tested to withstand 1,700 pounds of weight (big kids), the aluminum can be fully recycled and made into something else. Stainless steel foot caps are covered with clear plastic glides to prevent floor scratches and carpet snags. Stool with brushed finish is suitable for outdoor use. This is the authentic 1006 Navy Stool by Emeco. Made in U.S.A. The Navy Chair design constitutes the proprietary Trade Dress of Emeco, making it illegal for another company to clone this stool. Made from 80% recycled aluminum (40% post-consumer, 40% post-industrial), which requires only 5% of the energy needed to produce virgin aluminum. In continuous production since 1944. Materials: Aluminum with polished or anodized brushed finish; stainless steel foot caps with clear plastic glides. Measurements:H 43" W 18" D 21.25" Seat H 30"
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 mobile 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:H 54" W 25"–40" Shade Diameter 5.5"
Made from LEDs and recyclable aluminum, Pablo Pardos innovative Brazo Floor Lamp (2006) uses the same body as his Brazo Table Lamp, but with an extension piece for added height. The first LED light to feature an optical film lens for focus control, Brazo provides both a variable beam spread and focused directional light. In the shape of an inverted L, Brazos top arm lets you turn an outer aluminum layer over the white LEDs to focus the light as much or as little as is desired. This energy-efficient lighting solution is 97% recyclable. Made in China. The top piece freely rotates and also tilts up to 90 degrees. Height adjustable with a dimmer knob. Uses 18 high-output LEDs, which have an estimated life of 20 years with normal use. The simple, svelte Brazo won the 2007 Best of Competition Award at the Neocon Contract Furniture Exposition – a first for a lighting design. Materials: Glass; aluminum; LEDs. Measurements:H 48"–75" W 26.5" Base Diameter 9" Cord L 8'
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 62"–66.5" D 27"–42.5" Shade Diameter 10.75"
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 three 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 64" W 12.5" D 36" Cord L 9' with detachable power adaptor
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, including the Mega Floor Lamp launched in 2002. The Tolomeo Lamp begins with a heavy base and ends 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 150W/E26/G40. UL Listed. Made in Hungary. Materials: Extruded die-cast aluminum with high-polished finish; steel tension cables; parchment or fiber shade. Measurements:H 58"–131.5" Base Diameter 13" Shade Diameter 14" or 17"
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"
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
An innovative take on a hanging glass globe, Jasper Morrison created his Glo-Ball series of lamps for Flos (1998) to provide a range of blown-glass globes for almost every imaginable situation. Like the rest of the series, the Glo-Ball F3 Floor Lamp is crafted with hand-blown opaline glass that's externally acid etched and flashed for a pristine surface that evenly diffuses warm glowing light. With a grey fabric-covered power cord and silver painted steel stem discreetly supporting the diffuser, the F3 gives the illusion of floating in air. A continuous 0-100% dimmer on the cord allows for instant adjustment of light intensity. Bulb (included): halogen 250W/T10/E26. UL Listed. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Hand-blown, acid-etched white opaline glass; die-cast aluminum support; painted steel base and stem; grey fabric-covered polarized power cord; dimmer switch. Measurements:H 73" Diameter 17.75" Cord L 84"
The Tab Floor Lamp (2007) is the work of the award-winning British design team of Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby. Known for their ability to blend design integrity, substance and modernity, the designers have brought their know-how to a variety of industries over the last decade, designing everything from lighting and furniture to restaurants, drink bottles and electronics. The two met while studying architecture at The Royal College of Art in London, and they established Barber & Osgerby in 1996. They designed the Tab Floor Lamp to have a die-cast aluminum body and a porcelain reflector that pivots, allowing you to direct the light where you need it most. Bulb (included): 5W LED array, 3000K, 425 lumens. Materials: Die-cast aluminum; porcelain. Measurements:H 43.5" Base Diameter 9.5" Cord L 78"
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"
Swedish architect and designer Greta Magnusson Grossman broke through gender barriers to embark on a prolific career. In 1940, she and her husband immigrated to the United States, where her approach to Swedish modernism struck a chord with single, professional women who felt that she understood their needs and sensibilities. She opened a store on Rodeo Drive, where her furniture and accessories quickly drew the attention of clients such as Greta Garbo, Joan Fontaine and Gracie Allen. In the 1950s, she founded her architecture office and designed 14 homes – 13 in California and one in Sweden – each one a showcase for her quietly dramatic approach. The Grasshopper Lamp (1948) has a lithe frame and an elongated conical shade that rotates to direct light where needed. This is an authentic Grossman lamp, produced to the designers original specifications. Bulb (not included): incandescent 40W/E12 or comparable CFL. Made in Denmark. Materials: Powder-coated steel frame and shade; solid brass hardware; fabric-covered cord. Measurements:H 49.25" W 15" D 17.25"
Philippe Starck jump-started his career by designing two nightclub interiors in Paris in the 1970s. The success of the clubs won the attention of President Francois Mitterand, who asked Starck to refurbish one of the private apartments in the Elysee Palace. Two years later, Starck designed the interior of the Café Costes, Paris, and was on his way to becoming a design celebrity. In quick succession, he created elegant interiors for the Royalton and Paramount hotels in New York, the Delano in Miami and the Mondrian in Los Angeles. He also began to produce chairs, lamps, motorbikes and boats. Starck's approach to design is subversive, intelligent and always interesting. His objects surprise and delight even as they transgress boundaries and subvert expectations. For his Ktribe Collection (2007), Starck used a special polycarbonate, and when the lamp is lit, the shade reveals a diffuser hidden inside. When the lamp is off, the internal diffuser is invisible. This is a dimmable lamp, with a dimmer switch on the cord. Bulb: Halogen 150W/120V/E26 medium T10. UL Listed. Made in Italy by Flos. Unique shade creates an x-ray effect when lit. Materials: Polycarbonate; aluminum; PMMA (Polymethylmethacrylate); Zamak. Measurements:H 63.75" Diameter 15.5" Cord L 78"
The design is as clean as anything produced by the Bauhaus, yet the purity of the Elise Floor Lamp (2004) has a softer edge very much in tune with today's sensibilities. Its creator is Pablo Pardo, a San Francisco-based industrial designer whose award-winning work centers around simplicity and utility. The Elise achieves both. It's a quietly beautiful lamp constructed of a finely machined aluminum base and translucent tubular diffuser that's neutral enough for a wide range of interiors. The floor lamp is a dramatic accent in a foyer, gallery or loft space. Bulb (included): 90W/Par 38 Sportlight/120 volt. Made in U.S.A. Sheds diffused light. Dimmer switch. Freestanding with heavy base. Materials: Aluminum base with satin finish; translucent polycarbonate diffuser; clear cord. Measurements:H 80" Diameter 5.5" Cord L 12'
An innovative take on a hanging glass globe, Jasper Morrison created his Glo-Ball series of lamps for Flos (1998) to provide a range of blown-glass globes for almost every imaginable situation. Like the rest of the series, the Glo-Ball F1 Floor Lamp is crafted with hand-blown opaline glass that's externally acid etched and flashed for a pristine surface that evenly diffuses warm glowing light. With a grey fabric-covered power cord and silver painted steel stem discreetly supporting the diffuser, the F1 gives the illusion of floating in air. A continuous 0-100% dimmer on the cord allows for instant adjustment of light intensity. Bulb (included): halogen 100W/T10/E26. UL Listed. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Hand-blown, acid-etched white opaline glass; die-cast aluminum support; painted steel base and stem; grey fabric-covered polarized power cord; dimmer switch. Measurements:H 53.25" Diameter 13" Cord L 84"
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"
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/E26. Made in England. Materials: Natural bone china shade and base; satin chromed brass stem; braided, cotton-covered cord. Measurements:H 50" Shade Diameter 7.25"