I totally love the AJ Floor- and Tablelamps created by Arne Jacobsen in 1960 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. This classic icon of modern design will be enjoyed for many years to come. It is rumoured that the circular cut out in the heavy iron base of the lamp was originally intended to hold an ashtray. Which might be true, as smoking was very popular in the 1960s, but also without an ashtray the hole adds elegance and lightness to the lamps. For the 50th anniversary of the AJ lightning family 5 new colours have been added. Pictures via Connox.
Here’s another great idea from Ikea Livet Hemma: the DIY Pastel Lamps! So simple and lovely! You just have to buy some of the Foto lamps and some spray paint in different pastel colours. Wipe the lamps clean and cover the cables with some tape before you start spraying. You will receive the best results if you spray them twice with a thin layer, just let the first layer dry for 15 minutes, then spray again. I think hanging up several lamps together will look amazing!
OH how I love my new cord lamp from Brendan Ravenhill! It’s made of Porcelain, Steel, Aluminum and Cloth Cord and looks just like a modern interpretation of Jean Prouve’s Swing Jib Lamp.
Due to the current lack of daylight I was looking for new light sources for my apartment and stumbled upon Loudordesign Studio, an industrial design office opened in 2003 by Jean-François D’or. Those two made my heart beat faster: Disk for toss b, available in different versions (hanging, wall/ceiling fixing or in floor lamp version) and Oscar for Ligne Roset, a lamp with a small catchall tray vide poche at the base to drop down keys or coins.