Top 12 portable table lamps
We all want flexibility in our lives, and lighting is no exception. Getting rid of the need for pesky extensions leads or having to rely on candles for illumination in those spots your traditional lighting doesn’t quite reach – portable table lamps provide light without limits.
Cordless, rechargeable, LED lighting that can be placed where you need it most – we think portable table lamps are pretty clever. Just charge up your lamp using a simple USB port, unplug it and then carry it with you for hours of cord-free light.
Marset FollowMe Portable Table Lamp
Only released in 2014, the Marset FollowMe was one of the first portable table lamps and has become a design icon in just a few short years. Oozing character, this table lamp comes in a variety of colours and has a tiltable diffuser made of white polycarbonate.
Available in the original compact size, or in a larger ‘plus’ version, the FollowMe’s intuitive handled design invites you to pick it up and take it with your wherever you go.
&Tradition Flowerpot VP9 Portable Table Lamp
Slightly smaller than the original Flowerpot Table Lamp design, an integrated touch dimmer allows you to adjust the brightness of the light – enabling you to enjoy ambience wherever you are in the home, inside or out.
Astep Pepa Table Lamp
Designed by Francesco Faccin for lighting brand Astep, the Pepa Table Lamp takes its inspiration from the humble pepper grinder. Just as you would twist a pepper grinder to add pepper to a dish, twisting the Pepa ignites the lamp to add light to your home.
Unusually crafted from solid ash wood, we love the tactility and warmth of this design – a sculptural piece that looks beautiful whether it’s on or off.
Menu Carrie LED Table Lamp
A bedside lamp, an alternative to candles on the dining table, or adding ambience to summer evenings – the Menu Carrie LED Table Lamp does it all. Designed by NORM Architects for Danish brand Menu, the Carrie aims to honour hygge in the modern context, bringing an inviting, cosy glow to contemporary interiors.
Crafted from mouth-blown glass and powder-coated steel, the Menu Carrie is available in a number of muted colourways.
Flos Last Order Table Lamp
Standing at only 14cm high, the Flos Last Order is a pocket-size table lamp with a larger-than-life glow. Its form referencing ancient columns, this portable design disperses warming diffused light through its transparent solid crystal base.
Case Mouro Portable Table Lamp
Inspired by a lighthouse, the Case Mouro Portable Table Lamp is a celebration of simple, perfectly designed functionality.
Created with adaptability in mind, the lighting disk at the centre of the Case Mouro Portable Table Lamp rotates a full 360 degrees, allowing you to direct the light where you need it most. The powder-coated steel frame acts as both a stand and a handle, making transporting this table lamp as easy as can be.
&Tradition SC51 Lucca Portable Table Lamp
The SC51 Lucca Portable Table Lamp from &Tradition aims to capture the beautiful glow found in picturesque coastal towns and quaint countryside across the Mediterranean. Its rounded opal glass structure radiates a diffused and inviting light.
The SC51 Lucca Portable Table Lamp also feature a handy hook on the handle, allowing this light to be suspended from a bedroom wall or even a tree in the garden – providing ambience when you need it most.
Menu Column Portable Table Lamp
Another portable table lamp design from NORM Architects, the Menu Column is a lightweight, cordless, rechargeable lamp that is both sculptural and practical. Finished in durable anodised aluminium, this lamp is perfect for use in offices, gardens or even at home.
Balancing beauty and function, this is an understated portable table lamp that is perfectly attuned to your everyday needs.
Louis Poulsen Panthella Portable Table Lamp
Part of the world-renowned Panthella lighting family, the Louis Poulsen Panthella Portable Table Lamp allows you to take a design icon with you, wherever you go. In mini form, this portable lamp gives off the same ambient glow as the classic Panthella Table Lamp, its opal finish providing a diffused, glare-free light.
Known for being a forward-thinking designer, we’re sure Verner Panton would be proud of this new take on his classic light.
Flos Bellhop Table Lamp
Compact, stylish and available in a number of striking colourways, the Flos Bellhop Table Lamp has been designed to offer maximum versatility with no compromise on style. Boasting a 24-hour battery life, the Bellhop is the brainchild of BarberOsgerby and has quickly become an iconic piece of lighting design. Suitable for use both indoors and out, where would you take the ambience of the Flos Bellhop Table Lamp?
Marset Bicoca Portable Table Lamp
A lighting collection that’s all about colour, the Marset Bicoca Portable Table Lamp is available in a wide range of beautiful bold finishes, from bright yellow to baby blue. Wherever you place this compact portable light source, it’s sure to bring a burst of personality to your spaces.
For ever more flexibility, additional accessories such as base magnets and an armchair drape can be used with the Bicoca to fix it securely to surfaces that aren’t purely horizontal.
HAY PC Portable Table Lamp
HAY is known for contemporary, Scandinavian style designs that work perfectly for modern living – and the HAY PC Portable Table Lamp is no exception. The petite mushroom-like form of this light is fun and practical and can be customised with a number of colour combinations.
Providing up to 8 hours of autonomous light, the PC can be taken with you throughout the day – providing targeted illumination at your desk and then a warm glow for alfresco evening meals in the garden.
We hope you found a little inspiration in our selection of portable table lamps. 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.