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February 14, 2013
Often neglected, yet so essential. Whether they're resting on the dining table or occupying the floor, the world would be a little darker without these beaming lights. Click through the slideshow to see eight of the brightest fixtures around.
Modern golden table lamp.

This thin stick of a table lamp, standing trim on its fiberglass base, comes in four colors for every fashionista—and its innovative, reflective light "diffuser" spreads a warm glow throughout the room. A supermodel for future lamp design. Read more about the Twiggy Table Lamp here.

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Lighting designer Tom Dixon released this pendant lamp in 2006 at the Milan Furniture Fair. The shade is constructed of plastic polycarbonate and sheathed in a mirror-like copper finish. See more of the Copper Shade Pendant Lamp here.

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Icarus hanging light by Artenica

Made from white mylar and multiple layers of polyester cut to resemble a hovering bird's wing, the Icarus Lamp is a striking homage to human aspiration and our source of life: the sun. Read more about the Icarus Light here.

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Modern clear lamp.

Set this handblown beaut directly on your side table for a low glow to light the pages of your nighttime reading. See more of Studio Dunn’s Smoke Grey Standing Cumberland Lamp here.


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Modern table lamp with black lamp shade.

Istanbul-based design duo Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Çağlar of Autoban took a page from Warren Platner's book for this chic gold-plated steel lamp. Read more about Autoban’s Tulip Lamp here.

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Dot Dash Translucent Pendant by Erich Ginder Studio.

This die-cut fabric pendant lamp has a structural, geometric presence and adds a bright, modern ambience to any room. Read more about the Dot Dash Translucent Pendant here.

Originally appeared in 11 Bright Ideas in Lighting Design
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Drum scrap light by Graypants.

The Drum Scrap Light boasts a sturdy clear-coated steel frame, frosted-tempered-glass lens, handmade repurposed cardboard shade, and three light sockets inside. See more of this light here.

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Light box by Gus.

The lightbox is a glowing floor light made from roto-molded plastic.  It's a lamp, stool, and accent table all in one. Read more about the lightbox here.

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Modern golden table lamp.

This thin stick of a table lamp, standing trim on its fiberglass base, comes in four colors for every fashionista—and its innovative, reflective light "diffuser" spreads a warm glow throughout the room. A supermodel for future lamp design. Read more about the Twiggy Table Lamp here.

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