Light Up Your Life

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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.
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  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.

    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.

    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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  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.

    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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  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.


    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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  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.

    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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  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.

    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.

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  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.

    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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  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.

    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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