Le Petit Fika Loves: 5 sofa corner floor lamps
As i've been slowly re-decorating the living room, lighting has been on my mind a lot recently. As I live in a rental, I sadly can't do a full living room renovation as much as i'd love to (the dark floor boards aren't quite my jam, I wish I could have something lighter to brighten up our dark living room. So it's a little things like new furniture and a fresh design which helps to make the space feel fresh and new. We recently got Ikea's brilliantly designed Soderhamn Sofa a new rug from Bolia , soon a new coffee table (still TBC, but loving the black marble table from Ferm Living and gallery wall behind the sofa, so lighting is something that i've been considering as a next step. As our sofa is against the wall, I am looking for something minimal, thin and elegant to sit beside it. I never use the ceiling pendant, so for me desk and floor lamps are incredibly important in creating a simple, cosy and relaxing atmosphere. I spend most of my time in this room, so this will be a decision that will need to be made carefully.
The one's that i've rounded up below are my top 5 favourite lamps.
‘Mantis BS1’ by DCW Editions
The Mantis is my favourite of the lot, and I am currently swooning over it as addition to my living room. Created in 1951 by German born designer Bernard Schottlander, the lamp combines design with engineering by using a series of strong and flexible metal bars and counterweights that give the lamp an illusion of incredible weightlessness sculpture. You can choose between 2 models, the BS1 A and the BS1 B, for different feet. It’s the ultimate elegant floor lamp in my opinion.
‘IC F1’ by Flos floor lamp in Matt Black, special edition
I have always loved the look of the Flos IC floor lamps, and in fact the pendant version and desk versions, but I have to say that the limited edition in matt black is definitely my favourite. Designed by London based Michael Anastassiades for lighting studio Flos as part of a collection of lamps created to explore balance. The glass blown opal diffuser offers just the perfect soft light for any room, but making it particular perfect for positioning next to a sofa as the light it gives off is soothing and relaxing, without any harsh directional glare.
‘Luminator’ by Flos
Another beautiful lamp by lighting studio Flos, this time design by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in 1954. It comes in anthracite and has indirect light, again making it perfect for a corner of a sofa light. It’s an unconventional design, but it’s shape and thinness is what makes it a total design classic.
‘Counterbalance’ by Luceplan
There are three versions of this lamp; the wall, the spot and floor version. I love the wall attachment version of this design, however if you are not able to really attach anything to walls then I would recommend the equally beautiful floor version. A relatively new design of 2015, the Counterbalance was designed by Daniel Rybakken for Italian lighting brand Luceplan. What I love about it the most is the adjustable height with it’s inclusion of a slider on the stem.
‘Peek’ by Menu
Couldn’t have a round up of my favourite floor lamps without mentioning one from Menu. Designed by one of my favourite designers, the Swedish Jonas Wagell for Menu, the lamps heavy based and slim stem makes it another perfect minimalist option for the a living room. The tip of the lamp is also multifunctional, acting as a design feature but also a dimmer. The name ‘peek’ playfully comes from the idea that it’s small head is perfectly designed to just peek over your sofa or armchair. I can really see this working perfectly in our home. Like the picture it’s slender physique sits just perfect next to the Menu marble plinth, making it look like a work of art.