It’s lamp season. There is almost nothing more important in your home at this time of year than good lights. When the season changes and we are moving towards darker times, it is about time to take advantage and add some great lamps to your interior. I recently added the Taccia lamp designed by Achille Castiglioni to my living room. Finding the right lamp is not always easy, it need to not only look amazing, it needs to give an incredible soft and warm light. I have pulled together my list of lamps to look for this season, some new, some classics, some updated classics. Let there be light.
To mark the occasion of GUBI’s 50th anniversary, they are launching one of my favorite lamps – the Bestlite Collection, in black brass. The Bestlite Collection, designed by Robert Dudley Best, has been in continuous production since 1930. Designed at the end of the revolutionary Bauhaus movement, the Bestlite Collection, with its elegant and clean lines, has strong references to the period. The table lamp would be a great addition to any office setting or a lower set of shelves in your living room. Lamp is available December 1st.
Snoopy is another one of my favorite lamps and high on my wish list. Also celebrating 50 years this year actually. In that connection Flos is launching the iconic lamp with a matt black shade, but only in a limited edition of 1701. You need to move fast though, as the lamp limited edition lamp is just released. I would welcome Snoopy to my kitchen counter or next to my couch on a cute side table.
Menu’s new TR Bulb is a clever solution for modern city living, inspired by the way people are increasingly becoming urban nomads, moving between cities and countries to pursue careers and life experiences. The first collaboration between MENU and Tim Rundle, TR Bulb is designed to be taken from apartment to apartment – installed by simply screwing it into the pendant sockets hanging in ceilings all over the world, no electrical expertise required. Great for you bedside table or if you want to add a little design wherever you go.
New on the floor is Neri & Hu’s very elegant and minimalistic, almost poetic lamps for Artemide. The lamp is called Yanzi, meaning swallow in Chinese, which you really do get from the design I think, especially on the floor lamp, that kind of reminds me of swallow on a scaffold high in Shanghai. Add the lamp to a corner where you want to light up just a bit for that extra coziness.
A for next to the bed, Mads Sætter-Lassen’s Buddy for Northern Lighting has been updated to a bedside lamp. The new wall light version can be installed anywhere you´re frequently in need of enlightenment. I think Buddy is just perfect for the smaller bedroom.