Top Ten: Tripod Lamps

Top Ten: Tripod Lamps

Three legs pack a powerful punch when it comes to lighting. Here are ten of our favorite tripod lamps.

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1. Ka XL
DESIGNER: Woodendot
PRICE: Inquire for pricing

The XL by new Madrid-based design studio Woodendot is locally made and sustainably produced from natural leather, lacquered metal and beech wood.

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2. Grasshopper Floor Lamp
DESIGNER: Greta Magnusson Grossman
MANUFACTURER: Gubi
PRICE: $875
W 12" x D 17.5" x H 50.25" 

Designed by architect Greta Magnusson Grossman in 1947 the Grasshopper floor lamp has a striking profile and sits at the perfect tilt.

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3. Radon Nigra floor lamp
DESIGNER: Hans Sandgren Jakobsen
MANUFACTURER: Lightyears
PRICE: $687
470 mm x 1200 mm

This long-legged lamp has an inviting round shade that caps off an elongated tripod.

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4. Tripod Lamp
DESIGNER: Kai-wei Hsu
MANUFACTURER: KWH Furniture
PRICE: Inquire for pricing
Base: 48"h x 18"w Shade: 12"h x 19"d

Simplicity is the key of this walnut tripod lamp with a perfectly proportioned linen shade.

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5. Holly Lamp
DESIGNER: Palo Samko
PRICE: Inquire for pricing

Palo Samko's Holly Lamp revolves around a ball piece that sits well below its over-sized shade.

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6. Rook Lamp
MANUFACTURER: Blue Dot
PRICE: $199
W 14.5" x H 19.5"

This cute table lamp from Blue Dot plays a variety of roles: The straight shooter, when standing upright, and the quirky balance act when standing on one leg.

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7. Excel Floor Lamp
DESIGNER: Rich Brilliant Willing
MANUFACTURER: Roll and Hill
PRICE: $1,800
H 82" x L 55" x W 34"

One of the pieces that launched Rich Brilliant Willing into the design consciousness, the Excel Floor Lamp is a study of proportions and balance.

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8. Rosy Angelis
DESIGNER: Philippe Starck
MANUFACTURER: Flos
PRICE: $795
W 14.17" x H 50.39"

A wire frame base adds an air of sophistication and polish to this tripod lamp from Flos.

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9. Axis Light
MANUFACTURER: Castor Design
PRICE: $1,900
W 42" x H 64.75"

The Axis Light is machined from a solid piece of aluminum tube, which acts as one of the three legs as well as the lightsource.

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10. Fortuny Moda Floor Lamp
DESIGNER: Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo
MANUFACTURER: Pallucco
PRICE: $4,954
36.8"D x 94.5"H

A dramatic lamp designed in 1907, this lamp proves that simple is not the only aesthetic that works.

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Posted April 2, 2013 by Jean Lin

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