Tuesday, April 28, 2009

a new take on the swing arm light.

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i remember setting up my first drawing table and attaching that generic clip on, swing arm light to draw & create by. i always thought of them as awkward but yet a little bit cool. sort of a cross between interesting little robot creatures and cartoon characters. you'd almost wonder whether or not, if you had your head turned, would they just move on their own?

thinking about swing arm lights, i thought i'd offer a post of fabulous options to that clip on light on my first art table. swing arm lights that could blend in, accentuate and of course provide light to any area, not just a drafting table. they really can be a fun deviation from wall sconces, hanging lights and floor lights when considering your lighting options in either your commercial or residential space. they lend themselves to a bit of mobility, adjust ability and offer up that flexible, fun style. let me know your thoughts. would you want a swing arm light in any space of your own or one that you are planning for? enjoy!


Jules said...

wonderful post on how the swing arm lamp can be used other than just as a task light for a work surface. i really love the one with the orange shade next to the bed...nice alternative from the typical table lamp & you can adjust it to read!

Beaman the Interiors Chap said...

I love these pictures. I believe the swing arm lamp recently celebrated its 70-something birthday. Fascinating history behind it which I wrote about on my own blog a while back.

Porchlight Interiors said...

The first one is my favourite - looks stunning! Tracey xx