Lights with metal shades or enamel finishes may have first been made to fit out factories halls or busy workshops. Still, today their functional aesthetic has become a popular choice to add interest to contemporary interiors. And these five industrial floor lights from the Clippings catalogue will do precisely that – for example, in hotel lobbies, private dining rooms or an office lounge.
A true Italian classic: the Floor Lamp was designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in 1962. Today produced by Flos, the minimal piece with its telescopic head comes with a steel base that's available in red, black and white, which holds the aluminium pole.
The catalogue of British company Original BTC includes an extensive lighting offering drawing inspiration from Britain’s rich post-industrialisation history. This includes the Task Floor Lamp with its classic look featuring a tapered metal shade that comes in eight colours.
The Original 1227 Floor Lamp blends the classic Anglepoise shade silhouette and constant spring articulation with an attractive, braided, coloured cable. The iconic design dates back to the early 1930s, when automotive engineer George Carwardine chanced upon a formula for a new kind of spring. When he succeeded, he had created the blueprint for an articulated task lamp combining flexibility with stability.
French lighting manufacturer Marset has recently added some colour to its iconic Funiculi lighting range. The minimalist design by Lluís Porqueras from 1979 can now be specified in the warm hues green, terracotta and mustard.
The Valencia Floor Lamp is a sleek, geometric, tall design that comes in two finishes: a metallic, matt black or a metallic gold. Made from an industrial iron composition, hardwearing lamp will complement any urban working or living space. The piece by it's about RoMi grounded by a deep circular base, which holds a tall, slim stand that bends twice, creating a geometric line.