Contemporary Floor Lamps & Table Lamps
Floor lamps and table lamps are freestanding lamps that can provide essential ambient or task lighting in almost every room in your home. Both corded and portable lamps have much more freedom of movement than ceiling light fixtures. Contemporary lamps, including contemporary floor lamps and contemporary table lamps, are unique lamps that do more than light up your space. Their compelling silhouettes can also add visual appeal to a space – even when they aren’t turned on.
Illuminate your home with welcoming pools of light. HAY’s unique table lamps and floor lamps emit a warm, ambient glow.
Contemporary Floor Lamps
Floor lamps are tall, freestanding lamps designed to provide overhead ambient lighting. Because of their height, floor lamps typically have a wider reach than table lamps, and thus make excellent living room lamps and light fixtures for spacious rooms. Most floor lamps are corded, with switches located either on the cord or near the lightbulb at the top of the lamp.
Metal floor lamps with weighted steel or stone bases are the most common type of floor lamp for their stability – their weighted bases help them resist toppling. Many contemporary floor lamps have glass or paper lampshades which soften and distribute their light and minimize glare and harsh shadows. Some floor lamps have adjustable arms or diffusers to allow you to more precisely direct their light, making them almost like task light fixtures, ideal for reading nooks. Paper floor lamps, like HAY’s Paper Cube Floor Lamp, are completely unique floor lamps designed to be positioned on the floor despite their short stature. The Paper Cube Floor Lamp’s translucent shade emits a very gentle glow and is an ideal atmospheric light source. All of HAY’s contemporary floor lamps are long-lasting and energy-efficient LED floor lamps.
Consider placing floor lamps in corners that could use some additional light or beside seating arrangements where conversation, games, reading, and other activities could benefit from a bit more illumination – but where a table lamp either won’t fit or will get in the way.
Contemporary Table Lamps
Like floor lamps, table lamps are freestanding lamps that illuminate spaces with gentle ambient lighting. They are corded, with bases and diffusers or lampshades just like floor lamps; however, they’re much shorter, designed for placement on tables. Living room table lamps are ideal for living room side tables; bedroom table lamps are made for bedside tables. You can also place table lamps on dining room sideboards, home office desks, dressers – pretty much any surface that could use a little extra light.
While traditional table lamps typically feature ornate or vase-like bases and fabric lampshades, contemporary table lamps tend to have more unique, minimalist silhouettes. At HAY, shop glass table lamps with globe diffusers as well as blown glass mushroom table lamps, which emit a whimsical glow from within. Also discover experimental metal table lamps with bent or curved steel or aluminum bases and shades, which play with light to charming effect. For a brass table lamp, consider the HAY Matin Table Lamp, a dimmable LED table lamp which features a polished brass base and a pleated lampshade.
Contemporary table lamps may have additional features that improve their utility and efficiency. Dimmable lamps at HAY feature in-line dimmer switches on their cords that allow you to adjust their brightness. Many LED table lamps at HAY are also battery-operated lamps that don’t have cords at all, so you can take them with you anywhere. These portable lamps can be used as both indoor lamps and outdoor lamps, and feature rechargeable batteries that can last up to ten hours on a single charge.
For more about the design principles behind bestselling lighting options at HAY, meet the designers of the Parade Table Lamp, the Matin lighting collection, and the Bonbon lighting collection. Light your home with HAY’s range of unique contemporary floor lamps and table lamps, which bring more than just light to your space.