This website uses cookies to improve your experience navigating our site. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

OK, I understand

12 Of The Most Fabulous Floor Lamps

Interiors

Lighting is THE key ingredient in creating a warm and inviting at-home atmosphere. And, as both a sculptural focal point, and layered light source, a floor lamp has the power to completely transform the ambience of a room. No, REALLY!

From translucent to textural, our resident interiors expert Lauren Li shares 12 of her favourite feature lamps out there right now.

27th August, 2020

Cult – Gubi, 9602 floor lamp.

Lauren Li
Thursday 27th August 2020

Thoughtful lighting can really impact the mood and how we feel at home, and take note; the right lighting can also make everyone look amazing in a room. Or not, if executed poorly!

Have you ever noticed that when you’re in the supermarket every single thing is brightly lit? It’s an intense flat light, which is great for grocery shopping, but we don’t want our homes to feel like this. There’s absolutely no need to fill the entire house with light, rather we want to create soft pools of light here and there.

Floor lamps add instant atmosphere to a space, because they create a textured lighting effect, and this is really important as it creates variation for the eye. This combination of highlights and lowlights helps contribute to a feeling of cosiness.

Apart from the light they emit, a floor lamp also adds a sculptural, vertical focal point to a room. Sometimes they are just the thing that balances out lots of horizontal lines; the dining table, coffee table, sofas, etc.  A feature floor lamp can also be great alternative to artwork and ‘fill the space’ in the corner of a room. So, it’s important to consider a lamp that looks great when turned on and off.

When the right floor lamp meets the perfect armchair, it’s a match made in interior design heaven. Even in an open-plan space, an armchair and floor lamp carve out an inviting reading nook. So if you’re planning a renovation or new build, it’s a good idea to consider installing a floor box power outlet flush into the floor, so that in an open plan space you’re able to plug in a floor lamp, and an ipad for that matter.

Bon Bon Lamp by Ana Kras. Available from HAY.

9602 Floor Lamp by Gubi. Available from Cult.

1. Bon Bon Lamp by Ana Kras

These charming BonBon Floor lamps by Hay are each one-of-a-kind pieces. They are uniquely hand-woven to create textured and characterful lamps. 

RRP from $1368, available from HAY

2. 9602 Floor Lamp by Gubi

With its wide-brimmed wicker shade, the 9602 floor lamp by Gubi gives off a warm diffused glow.

RRP from $1649, available from Cult

JWDA Floor Lamp by Menu. Available from The Apartment by Sisalla.

Arancini Floor Lamp by Moda Piera. Available from Fanuli Furniture. Photo – Ying Ang.

3. JWDA Floor Lamp by Menu

The pared-back elegance of a brass rod, travertine base and glowing opal glass shade makes the JWDA Floor Lamp by Menu from The Apartment quite the classic. It comes with a brass dimmer switch that lets you control the brightness of the bulb and create instant ambiance.

RRP $3850, available from The Apartment by Sisalla.  

4. Arancini lamp by Moda Piera

The sculptural geometric design of the Arancini lamp by Melbourne brand Moda Piera combines classic materials of brass, travertine and glass. A stunning art object as well as a functional light piece! 

RRP from $1995, available from Fanuli

Big Shadow Lamp by Cappellini. Available from Cult.

Akari 10A Lamp by Noguchi. Available from In Good Company. Photo – Theo-bert Pot of The Nice Stuff Collector.

Mayu Floor Lamp by Coco Flip. Available from Cult.

5. Big Shadow Lamp by Cappellini, available from Cult

Although this might be quite a simple and timeless lamp shape, the Big Shadow Lamp by Cappellini is more innovative than it first appears. The contemporary, oversized design with the fabric covering not just the upper part of the lamp, but also the base, creates a seamless light source.

RRP from $1900, available from Cult.  

6. Akari 10a Lamp by Noguchi

Isamu Noguchi chose the name ‘Akari’ for these objects, a word that means ‘light’ in Japanese, connoting both illumination and physical lightness. ‘The light of Akari is like the light of the sun filtered through the paper of shoji. The harshness of electricity is thus transformed through the magic of paper back to the light of our origin – the sun – so that its warmth may continue to fill our rooms at night.’ (Isamu Noguchi)

RRP $1259, available from In Good Company

7. Mayu Floor Lamp by Coco Flip

The locally designed and made Mayu by Coco Flip adds a sculptural element to a space by day, and a gorgeous warm glow in the evenings. 

RRP from $1870, available from Cult

Twiggy Light by Foscarini. Available from Space.

 

Roattino by Eileen Gray. Available from Anibou.

‘Cinétique’ Floor lamp by Ligne Roset. Available from DOMO.Photo – Dylan James. Furniture and Styling – Karin Bochnik. Art – Claire Kirkup. Rug – Cadrys. Neon Art – Tom Adair.

8. Twiggy Floor Lamp by Foscarini

The appeal of the Twiggy by Foscarini from Space is undeniable. It may have a small foot print however it adds volume with its elegant sweeping arm that reaches over and acts almost like a pendant light in the centre of a living room.

RRP from $1870, available from Cult.  

9. Roattino Lamp by Eileen Gray

It’s quite incredible that this lamp was designed by Eileen Gray in 1931, as it continues to look so fresh and modern. Its S-shaped tubing of the stem gives this lamp an element of the unexpected, whilst the elegant form elevates any space. 

RRP $4105, available from Anibou

10. Cinétique Floor Lamp by Ligne Roset

A sculptural, minimalist piece, the Cinetique Light by Ligne Roset is sublime in person. Its articulated counterbalance system makes possible for various positions and orientations of the light source.

RRP from $2750, available from DOMO

Turn Floor Lamp by Douglas + Bec.

Triangle lamp by HK Living. Available from House of Orange.

11. Turn Floor Lamp by Douglas + Bec

The Turn Floor Lamp by Douglas + Bec has a refined, sophisticated shape. The simple geometric forms of the cone ‘hat’ shade and wooden base give it a timeless appeal.

RRP $1330, available from Douglas + Bec.  

12. Triangle Lamp by HK Living

The Triangle Lamp by HK Living is a sleek, versatile and affordable lamp that feels both classic and contemporary. And we love the blush pink!

RRP $499, available from House of Orange

View Comments

Similar Stories

Interiors

So What's The Deal With Textured Walls?

Wondering why it seems like all the coolest houses right now look like a Mediterranean villa? Lauren Li schools us on this interior design t...
Lauren Li

Interiors

4 Big Ideas For Small Spaces

From storage to styling (no, you don't have to be a minimalist), we bring you the best tips and tricks for making the most of a tight spot!

Interiors

17 Table Lamps To Light Up Your Life (And Home!)

Our interiors columnist Lauren Li shares her definitive table lamp recommendations guide, to brighten any space!
Lauren Li

This Week

Architecture

A Victorian Terrace That Plays Design Gymnastics!

Melbourne's colour masters Wowowa are back with another clever Victorian renovation!

Studio Visit

Dive Into The Colourful, Creative World of Melbourne's Designer-Of-The-Moment, Danielle Brustman

Know her name but not her story? Welcome to the vibrant world of designer Danielle Brustman, at her incredible studio in Collingwood Yards!
Sasha Gattermayr

Creative People

The Best News Story Of 2021, So Far!

We check in on Think Thornbury owners Maggie May and Josh Kelly and their son Remy and get an update on their family!
Sally Tabart
  4 hours ago

Stays

This Revitalised Motel With Old Hollywood Vibes Is Byron Bay's Newest Design Destination

A little bit Los Angeles, a little bit Ibiza, this beautiful new accommodation in the heart of the Northern Rivers is a showcase of local de...
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

A Contemporary Beach House Designed By An Architect For Her Parents

The Bendalong Beach House by Madeleine Blanchfield provided such a serene escape for its owners, it became their full-time residence!
Amelia Barnes
  12 hours ago

Interiors

The 5 Rules Of Good Kitchen Design, According To Cantilever Interiors

A good kitchen starts with observing these five rules, brought to you by Australian design and manufacturing kitchen brand Cantilever Interi...
42:51

Podcast

TDF Talks with Plant Designer, Jenna Holmes of Plant Mama

In this podcast conversation, Jenna of 'Plant Mama' and 'Pasta Mama' shares how she has built and grown two very different businesses from t...

Homes

Louella Boitel Gill's Loved And Layered Bungalow By The Beach

Interior and furniture designer Louella Boîtel-Gill has turned her former Airbnb in the Northern Rivers into an idyllic family home.

News

Swoon-Worthy Luggage For The Perfect Weekend Escape

Local luggage experts July prep us for the summer of local travel with the slick new ‘Daybreak’ range.
Sponsored
02:40

Small Business

Our (Free!) Small Business Summer School Is Here!

Got a burning business idea but no idea where to start? Small Business Consultant Fiona Killackey is here to guide you through how to get st...

News

Sit Front Row At The Country To Couture Fashion Show Tonight!

The 2020 runway show featuring an incredible lineup of contemporary First Nations designers will be broadcast via Facebook this Friday (toda...
Sasha Gattermayr
  7 hours ago

Furniture

The Tradie Brotherhood Behind Our Newest Furniture Obsession

Brothers Jack and Mark Fearon combine their experience as a plumber and boilermaker to create the most colourful, characterful furniture goi...
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

This Couple's Home Is Two Houses In One!

Coy Yiontis Architects have designed this home with separate areas for a couple who have been living together for 50 years. His and hers goa...

News

Colourful New Kids Books From A Legendary Local Illustrator

Artist Kat MacLeod teaches us our ABCs in this super cute range of books from Thames & Hudson.

Architecture

A Lean, Clean Renovation To A Grand Heritage Weatherboard

ioa Studio transforms a cavernous Victorian residence into a light, bright contemporary home - and adds an element of surprise!
Sasha Gattermayr

Similar Stories

Interiors

So What's The Deal With Textured Walls?

Lauren Li schools us in the interior design trend popping up everywhere!
Lauren Li

Interiors

4 Big Ideas For Small Spaces

The best tips and tricks for making the most of a tight spot!

Interiors

17 Table Lamps To Light Up Your Life (And Home!)

Our interiors columnist Lauren Li shares her definitive table lamp recommendations guide, to brighten any space!
Lauren Li

The Design Files acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files – we would love to hear from you.

Please email us here.