Your Dining Table Needs a Floor Lamp, Not a Pendant

October 26, 2017 - table lamp

You’ve finally graduated to a home that has room for a real-deal dining table: 🎉

Said home has not a singular beyond light fixture. There go your dreams of a imagination match light swinging overhead: 😫

Does this meant you’ll never have a (somewhat) superb end for all those (trying tough to be) grown-up cooking parties we devise to throw? No way. There’s a tie a there that offers a everyone-looks-so-good-tonight heat you’re looking for, no re-wiring or hole-drilling required. That tie is a common arc building lamp. With a long, winding neck, it can simply be positioned so a shade hangs directly over your table. Just block it in, spin it on, and you’re prepared to offer that cheese plate. (Just don’t forget a dimmer.)

The classical Arco building lamp, designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos in a 1960s, is a certain bet. The off-hand immaculate steel arm has good reach, all is adjustable, and a Carrara marble bottom creates a statement.

The iconic Arco building lamp, accessible during Design Within Reach.

Unsurprisingly, it’s all over Pinterest and Instagram . . .

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But if we don’t wish to chuck down a integrate thousand dollars on a light fixture—totally understandable—there are tons of other options out there. Task lamps are done for directing light, so because not try an oversized one?

Or cruise a pattern with a drum shade, that would disband a light nicely.

Without serve ado, here are some of a favorite arc building lamps:

BUY NOW Big Dipper arc brushed-nickel building flare by CB2; $199.

BUY NOW Reitveld tractable 83-inch charge building flare by Langley Street, accessible during Wayfair; $220 (on sale!).

BUY NOW Midcentury overarching building flare by West Elm; $699.

BUY NOW 901199 contemporary flare in chrome by Coaster, accessible on Amazon; $88.

BUY NOW Arched potion building flare by Anthropologie; $598.

BUY NOW Bonilla 74-inch charge building flare by Mercury Row, accessible during AllModern; $299.