Top 10 table & desk lamps
With the prospect of shorter days and darker nights looming, indoor lighting is more important than ever. But you don’t need to re-wire your entire home to boost its brightness.
Our collection includes a wide range of styles that meet every need. Find the one that’s right for you in our selection.
Fritz Hansen Kaiser Idell Luxus Table Lamp
An icon of Bauhaus design, the Kaiser Idell was the brainchild of Bauhaus workshop foreman Christian Dell. A metalworker by trade, Dell designed an innovative metal swivel joint for this table lamp, allowing the light to be adjusted in multiple directions at once. This is a lamp that puts the user at the heart of its design.
Available with either a chrome or brass base and with a number of colour options for the shade, this table lamp is highly versatile – looking as good on a coffee table as it does on a desk. Where would you put yours?
Louis Poulsen PH 2/1 Table Lamp
No one has had more of an impact on the history of lighting design that Danish designer Poul Henningsen. A true master of light, he lived by the philosophy of creating a glare-free glow, carefully crafting designs that have stood the test of time. One of our favourites, the PH 2/1 table lamp is based around a reflecting multi-shade system that hides the light source and creates a beautiful ambience.
Only until December 2020, you can choose a special limited edition brushed brass version of this classic design, complete with warm amber shades
Oluce Atollo Table Lamp
One of the best-known pieces of Italian design in the world, the Oluce Atollo is more than just a table lamp – it’s a legend. Defined by the meeting of three distinct geometric forms, a cylinder, cone and hemisphere, it is a beautifully refined, classic table lamp that exudes elegance.
The classic white glass finish exudes a diffused, cosy glow or if you’re looking for something that’s more of a statement, the metal version provides a luminous shine.
Vitra Akari Lamps
“The harshness of electricity is transformed through the magic of paper back to the light of our origin – the sun – so that its warmth may continue to fill our rooms at night.” – Isamu Noguchi
Handmade in Japan from shoji paper and bamboo, Isamu Noguchi’s Akari Lights are delicate and endearing. They emit a soft, subtle glow and are perfect for creating a relaxing atmosphere at home. Named after the Japanese word for ‘light’ every Akari is handmade in a family-run workshop in Japan, helping to preserve a centuries-old tradition of craftsmanship.
Flos Snoopy Table Lamp
Thinking the Snoopy looks familiar? Then you’d be right – with its distinctive angled base and rounded shade, this quirky lamp is modelled on Charles Schultz’s popular cartoon character Snoopy. Crafted from only the highest quality materials, the Flos Snoopy Table Lamp features a luxurious Italian Cararra marble base.
Menu Carrie LED Table Lamp
Take this light with you wherever you go – the Menu Carrie is a portable, rechargeable lamp that’s suitable for use both indoors and out. Light up your cosy reading nook in winter or take it outside to make the most of alfresco summer evenings, it’s up to you! Crafted from mouth-blown glass and powder-coated steel, it’s available in a number of muted colourways allowing you to pick the lamp which most suits your personality.
Featuring an inbuilt LED, battery and dimmer, the Carrie is simply recharged through a USB port – we think that’s pretty handy.
Marset Dipping Table Lamp
One of the best things about lighting is that it often performs two tasks in one. It can brighten up a dark space and add a little decoration at the same time. If you’re on the lookout for something that goes above and beyond mere embellishment, then we can’t recommend the Marset Dipping table lamp enough. This playful, paint-dipped table lamp not only provides magical illumination but also offers endless feel-good vibes. This is a light which always brings a smile to our face.
Flos IC lights
Already a modern classic, it’s hard to believe that the Flos IC collection was only released in 2014. Designed by Michael Anastassiades for Flos, these unique statement pieces provide a subtle, diffused light. Inspired by a contact juggler, the IC lights take the form of a sphere that is perfectly balanced on a rod - capturing a moment of mesmerising skill in a permanent piece of sculptural lighting. We love it!
Tom Dixon Bell Table Lamp
Looking for a lamp that stands out from the crowd? With a hyper-polished metallic structure, Tom Dixon’s Bell Table Lamp does just that. The light's beautifully reflective surface allows it to take on the characteristics of its surroundings, becoming as much a piece of art as a piece of lighting. If you’re looking for an eye-catching lighting centrepiece – then this is the table lamp for you!
Louis Poulsen Panthella Table Lamp
The Panthella is a design that just keeps on giving. Originally conceived in 1971 by the legendary Verner Panton, the Panthella is available in a floor lamp, table lamp, mini table lamp and most recently a portable version. Panton intended to create a light where both the base and the shade served as a reflector - this forming the basis of the characteristic, organic curves that the Panthella became known for.
Available in classic white or a series of bright colours, which Panthella calls to you?
We hope you found a little inspiration in our selection of table lamps and desk lights. If you need a little help selecting the one that’s right for you, or if you have any questions on any of the designs featured, please feel free to contact our team via email, over the phone on 0114 243 3000 or on Live Chat. Share your favourite table lamp designs with us over Instagram @nest_co_uk.
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