Tripod lamps are hot, hot, hot. I’m seeing them in advertisements, shelter mags and certainly in the stores I visit. The shot above is from the Art Shoppe website; the high-end Toronto furniture store has been featuring the stylish black-and-white room in their ads although when I went to shoot and price the lamp, I discovered that they don’t actually carry this model anymore. They do, however, have the tripod below with a silk shade for $998, which definitely represents the high side of my price equation.
But fear not, I found lots of less expensive options on recent scouting missions . . .
I was very surprised to learn that IKEA doesn’t have a tripod among its lighting offerings. The brushed nickel floor lamp and table lamp, above, are from Structube; the floor model is $229 and the table lamp is just $119. I also found similar table lamps at Toronto’s L’Atelier (1224 Yonge Street), below; the black iron model retails for $279 and the brushed nickel ones are $198.
Design Within Reach, below, has tripod floor lamps on sale at the moment for $279 (regular $350). The lamps really update the Frank Lloyd Wright furnishings although I’m not crazy about the proportions of the shades.
West Elm‘s product line includes interesting riffs on the tripod: the Open Wood Floor Lamp, below left, is on sale right now for $199 (regular $299) and the Adjustable Metal Floor Lamp, below right, is $149 (although it’s not technically a tripod since it has four legs).
And then there’s the ultra cheap tripod floor lamp below that I rescued from the dead-stock room at Toronto’s Aristocrat Lamps and Lighting. The sad cast-off had no shade, not even a plug, but the shop rectified both elements for me in due course. The best part was the price, just $100; unfortunately it was the only one they had so I can’t steer you back there for one of your own.
I was so crazy about the lamp that I bought it even though I have no real use for it at the moment. I staged the vignette, below, simply so I could include it in this post. I wonder if there’s a 12-step program for bargain hunters?