The ‘ tabletop lighting is among the lights, the type that best embodies the current research between form and function, aesthetics and performance, decor and technology. True domestic micro-installations, table lamps are more and more essential yet complex objects and, given their measurements, participate in the contemporary adventure of transportable objects that can easily be integrated into different situations and spaces.
The trends that are dictating the style in modern table lamps define a return to simple geometries and essential volumes: circles, spheres, cylinders. The finishes, both glossy and opaque, are elegant. The glass, always in the foreground, is the protagonist of games of transparencies and reflections, combined with brilliant materials such as brass or the solidity of marble.
The inspiration of the designer table lamps sees a range of forces taking off, with ideas taken from the world of architecture and art, but also from nature and botany.DIPPING LIGHT BY JORDI CANUDAS FOR MARSET
Defined as “the alchemist of light”, the Spanish designer has created a lamp that is an object in continuous evolution designed through color and material plays that color the light. The different layers of paint and the chosen tones give more or less shading to the radiating sphere. Formally the lamp is the result of the meeting of two solids: the cylinder (which is then the brass base) and the sphere.
marset.comLUNAR BY ANDREA SFORZIN FOR SFORZIN ILLUMINAZIONE
A vintage and contemporary lamp at the same time. The delicacy of the opal white glass diffuser contrasts with the light gray concrete base. The two elements are divided and connected by a brass “bracelet”, in a game of contrasts between very different materials.
sforzinilluminazione.comOPTUNIA DI CLAESSON KOIVISTO RUNE THROUGH FONTANAARTE
Taking its cue from the name ( Opuntia ficus indica) and from the leaves of the prickly pear, the Optunia table lamp presents a series of extraordinary combinations. An integral part of a wider family of lights, this table lamp combines the possibility of rotating the diffuser head (almost 360 °) with that of choosing between different finishes and colors.
fontanaarte.comNORIKO OF ARMANI / CASA
A table light that comes from the superimposition of a volume with a surface . Noriko combines the cylindrical shape of the base with a half-folded circle that forms a crescent. The green leather upholstery makes this adjustable lamp exclusive, while the bronze edging enhances its elegance.
armani.comDELUX BY STUDIO NATURAL FOR MARTINELLI LUCE
Soft geometries and contemporary elegance. With this combination we could summarize the shape of this handy and transportable lamp that stands out for its pronounced bulb (in opal glass) and its shaped base. It was born for the living area, but to us it seems perfect even in the study and even on the bedside table instead of the usual abat-jour.G. It is customizable with different colors.
martinelliluce.itLA MARIÉE BY MIRCO CROSATTO FOR LINEA LIGHT GROUP
The series of La Mariée design lamps , conceived as both a table and a suspension lamp , play with the reflections created on the diffuser glass. Ethereal globes that tell an expressive collection that makes light interact with matter. For the table version the base is incorporated inside the ceiling light.
linealight.comELISABETH OF CARLO COLOMBO FOR PENTA LIGHT
Carlo Colombo has designed a line of lamps made up of a sphere divided into two halves: one projects the light upwards and the other downwards, creating areas of light and shadow, full and empty. The two semi-circles are supported by a stem that rests on a cylinder of Carrara marble.
pentalightgroup.itLEDERAM T1 BY ENZO CATELLANI FOR CATELLANI & SMITH
Linked to the graphic gesture necessary to draw a line, the Lederam T1 led table lighting is made entirely by hand. The steel base becomes the ground where the oblique stem is raised on which there is a flat and adjustable cap.
catellanismith.comHASHI BY FEDERICO DELROSSO FOR DAVIDE GROPPI
A floor lamp that takes inspiration from the Asian culinary tradition. It is called Hashi, a name that in Japanese means chopsticks, and from the Japanese culture has also taken minimalism. Operation is simple but refined. The balance of the 2 parts is ensured by a pivot point that allows you to move the temples into the space and create a pure and flexible accent light.
davidegroppi.comTANGENT DI JENKINS&UHNGER PER PALLUCCO
Geometry meets functionality in Tangent , a table lamp created by the Anglo-Norwegian duo. Its minimal but enigmatic forms invite you to interact with the structure to explore its capabilities. The balance is given by the different geometric elements that find the union at the junction point from which the name springs.