Lighting We Love: Onefortythree
This injection-molded thermoplastic standing table or wall-mounting lamp takes four 25-watt E12 bulbs.
Pros: It’s short and squat, but this lamp's stubby looks—matte black shade, oiled oak legs, and aqua cord—grew on us. Changing bulbs is a breeze—just reach in from the top. The design also accommodates LEDs, which are often awkwardly sized. Just keep ’em at 75 watts or under.
Cons: This was our favorite lamp of the group. Too bad it takes four weeks to get. Each one is made by hand in Iacoli & McAllister’s two-person Seattle studio
Pros: An attractive energy-efficient lamp on the market! An LED bulb illuminates
The design is pleasantly eccentric: The pull is reminiscent of a vintage library light, and a colorful cord snakes through one of the legs.
Cons: The brass plating is a beacon for fingerprints and scratches. Opt for the powder-coated version instead.
The opaque steel shade channels light directly downward—fine for a desk or as an accent, but don’t expect beams to reach every dark corner.
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- We recently featured a spectacular kitchen renovation in Brooklyn where the shining star is most certainly in the brass details. The popularity of this look only reaffirms: Brass is where it's at.
- In the following pages, we toast American ingenuity by highlighting furniture and accessories designed and fabricated across four regions of the continental United States.
Ikea's Brasa line of steel domed lamps come in pendant, floor and table (pictured), with a choice of powder-coated color in red, white, or black. A dimmer switch allows you to set the mood, while the curved shade gives a nice directed light.
- From our Modern Across America issue, check out these nifty products made in the Southwestern U.S. (Then, scope these Northwestern favorites here!)