Lantern has a sober but appealing shape. The compact, slightly bulbous lamp is somewhat reminiscent of a Chinese lantern. This association is underscored by its pleasantly warm, soft light.
Lantern, by Ronan Bouroullec, Erwan Bouroullec, for Belux
Inspired by the shape of a ring, the Bague table lamp, is made from a perforated metal net covered with a silicon resin and a satin screen diffuser, It is simple, yet sophisticated and is part of the permanent collection at MoMA, New York.
Bague, by Patricia Urquiola & Eliana Gerotto, for Foscarini
Aeros is designed as a circle, created as one, big, organically formed reflector with the light source placed at the top. The fixture is made from anodised aluminium, cast in two parts, with the joint serving to underpin the design. The reflector is designed with a perforated pattern at the rounded side while the upper and lower sides are unperforated. Light is emitted horizontally through the perforations and directly downward. Discreet light is also emitted upward. The dense, perforated pattern yields a three-dimensional effect giving the fixture an air of weightlessness.
Aeros, by Ross Lovegrove, for Louis Poulsen
ExoLight, Edition Galerie Tool by Laurent Massaloux
The light reminiscent of a traditional Japanese portable paper lantern Bon-bori is enhanced by the light coming through the double and triple layers.
Mayuhana, by Toyo Ito, for Yamagiwa
From the 1960′s these American lamps are made from aluminium and glass.
Stemlite table lamps, by Design Line, $480, Sold at auction at Wright
Scheisse, by Hans Bleken Rud, for Northern Lighting