Whether you’re reading, writing, sewing or relaxing with friends, sometimes a good table lamp is just what you need.
Modern table lamps can provide both comfort and style as many of them combine a small base with excellent lighting options. Depending on the ambiance you’re attempting to create, you may want to go for a slender, sleek look that shouts contemporary sensibility, like some of the chrome or glass lamps designed by companies like Kundalini. Although many of their lamps have a modern art feel, they also create table lamps, like the ones in their Candela line, that mimic old-fashioned candles.
Other designers, like Trend Lighting, combine contemporary materials and features with a more retro sensibility, including table lamps with linen, silk or parchment shades that might have looked just right in your grandmother’s house. For instance, their Pallaeh Crystal Table Lamp combines a delicate shade with an old-fashioned looking pull chain, yet the base has a unique design made up of small crystal balls. Similarly, their Sherbet Table Lamp combines a standard looking shade with a bottle shaped base made from multi-toned sherbet glass. That combination of modern and vintage sensibilities might be just what you’re looking for in a lamp.