Here you can read all about design lamps – from pendants to lamps for the floor, wall and table with style. You can also read more about some of the most popular, from Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton and Poul Henningsen. The Danish lighting architects / artists play a significant role on the international lighting scene and are some of the icons in architectural lighting design. On this website you can read more about design versions of lamps for:
Examples of designer pendants
The best definition of pendants is, that they are models that hang from the ceiling. That is, most ceiling lights except chandeliers and ceiling lamps that are attached to the ceiling without hanging down. Some of the most popular designer pendants are:
Light Floor Lamps in a Danish version
Do you need a great lighting, for example in the corner of the room, or reading light next to your lounge chair at the sofa group? There are many great versions on the market to choose from. Among others, there are some iconic Arne Jacobsen models, which are a popular choice for the floor. They are made in several models, which in addition to the floor lamp also is available as table and wall lamp, as well as an outdoor wall lamp, and you can thus get a matching version, if you choose more lamps in this series.
Designer floor lamps by Poul Henningsen
The lighting architect PH is probably most famous for his ceiling lighting, but he has also designed several popular versions of table lamps, and as Arne Jacobsen, he is also at the forefront when it comes to lighting for the floor, e.g. PH 3/2 reading lamp, designed around 1931. Like the AJ models, this is also a matching series, though not available on the market. PH designed the table lamp 'Snowdrop', which has a shade and frame similar PH 3/2, but unfortunately this is not in production. The table lamp version of PH 2/2 ('Question Mark'), on the other hand, also matches the 3/2 floor version.
PH’s lamps are very sought after, and therefore, Louis Poulsen still produce most of the lamps that PH designed in the period around 1920-1960s. Thus, second-hand lamps are sold at high prices, especially the old models which are very popular among collectors.
Wall lamps by the leading Danish icons
Among the most popular of design lamps within the wall lamp models, can again be mentioned those by Arne Jacobsen and Poul Henningsen. E.g. an AJ in the wall mounted version. PH has also designed an outdoor wall mounted version, PH 4/3.
Lighting by world renowned Danish architects
Lighting from the great Danish architect names, differ from other types of lighting by being thought through down to the smallest detail. Nothing has been left to chance, so you will only get a well thought out solution if you buy one or more design lamps. This applies both to the obvious architectural appearance, which makes them more beautiful, more aesthetic and more innovative, as well as the actual lighting. We all know how lighting can give discomfort if it is too bright, unevenly spread, provides too much or too little light, gives a bad mood, etc.
You do not have to worry about all these potential lighting hazards if you choose a lamp designed by one of the great icons. Poul Henningsen (PH), for example, strove throughout life for perfection and to create glare-free lighting. This was one of the fundamental ideas behind the 'Artichoke' and the 'Snowball', where the unique construction of many small shades spreads the light evenly, without glare from any angle. For example, if you have a PH 'Artichoke' over your dining table, you do not have to adjust the height so it does not dazzle. It can hang high over the table without being experienced as annoying by a single person around the table.
They might seem expensive, but you truly get value for your money. And if you are on a limited budget, we will give some tips further down the site, how to acquire this unique lighting at a cheaper price.
Cheap table lamps with a great look?
These can be both desk lamps, office lamps, bedside lamps, as well as lamps to generally stand on all tables in your home where you need local lighting, that does not need to light up the entire room. These are thus an important part of the lighting in the home or at work.
To get the very best lighting for your desk, you should of course look for a lamp from one of the famous icons such as Arne Jacobsen; e.g. his AJ table lamp. If you cannot afford the very expensive original designer version, you can instead look at eBay or sites like Lauritz for a second-hand model.