5 Iconic Floor Lamps Interior Designers Love

5 Iconic Floor Lamps Interior Designers Love

2nd Feb 2016

Well-chosen floor lighting can transform a room from an ordinary living space to a truly impactful environment. Interior designers know that the best contemporary floor lamps combine high functionality with style to become an essential part of a room's look and feel, especially in minimalist designs where the individual elements receive a lot of attention. Their expertise guides them in selecting designer floor lights to complete a look, and many choose one of FLOS's time-tested and innovative styles.
Modern floor lamps are available in a number of styles and options, serving different purposes like providing:

  • Ambient lighting for generic lighting
  • Task lighting to read or use the laptop
  • Accent lighting to highlight an art piece or specific part of a room

Contemporary floor lamps are not only stylish and chic, but also effective in terms of performance and energy efficiency. Most LED floor lamps today work efficiently without consuming too much power.

Types of floor lamps

Here are a few common types of modern floor lamps:

  • Traditional floor lamp – a single pole with a lampshade on top
  • Task floor lamp – flexible light that can moved or adjusted for reading, etc.
  • Swing-arm floor lamp – flexible arm that can be adjusted according to your needs
  • Arcing floor lamp – a long arm, attached to the base
  • Mid-century modern floor lamp – clean lines, uncluttered design
  • Minimalistic floor lamp – contemporary design with neutral colors and no unnecessary extravagances
  • Torchiere floor lamp – uplight-producing floor lamp, apt for ambient/accent lighting 

Check out a few designer favorites from FLOS's outstanding floor lamp collection, and be inspired by fresh contemporary lighting ideas.

1. Arco Iconic Floor Lamp by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

Arco Iconic Floor Lamp by Castiglioni Brothers

(Image source: PEEK Architecture + Design Ltd via Houzz)

PEEK Architecture + Design elevates a townhouse basement with a luxurious modern aesthetic and the sleek curves of the iconic  Arco floor lamp. One of the most famous FLOS designs, Arco's personality is surprisingly versatile, as seen in the ultra-modern living room below, making it a favorite among contemporary living room lamps.

Arco Modern Italian Floor Lamps 

(Photo by Marco Joe Fazio, LBIPP, all rights reserved)

2. Toio Classic Floor Lampby Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

Toio Designer Floor Lamp

(Image source: Ruhl Walker Architects via Houzz)

The delicate shape and exposed lines of mid-century stunner Toio perfectly balance the ornate decorative table above, while enhancing the contemporary character of the in-home theater below. Is it any wonder Toio is iconic among decorative floor lamps

Toio Contemporary Floor Lamps

(Image source: West Chin Architects + Interior Designers via Houzz)

3.Kelvin F LED Floor Lamp by Antonio Citterio with Toan Nguyen

Kelvin LED Modern Floor Lamp

Environmentally friendly and classically proportioned, the Kelvin LED Floor Lamp is ideal as a reading lamp, whether by the sofa or at the bedside like in the hotel pictured below.

Kelvin F LED by Antonio Citterio with Toan Nguyen 

(Image source: AO Studios via Instagram)

4. Glo-Ball F Modern Floor Lamp by Jasper Morrison

Glo Ball F by Jasper Morrison - Iconic Floor Lamp

(Image source: Casey Fierro Architects via Houzz)

Jasper Morrison's  Glo-Ball F modern floor lamp is a subtle yet effective character in streamlined rooms like Jasper Morrison's own modern studio above.

5. Superarchimoon Contemporary Floor Lamp by Philippe Starck

Superarchimoon by Philippe Starck - Designer Floor Light

(Image source: Geraldine Morley Interior Design via Houzz)

A Scandinavian-inspired dining room is framed by  Superarchimoon floor lamp for a dramatic yet understated effect, creating a tension in the room that feels unusually exciting for such a minimalist concept. In a busier setting, like the office below, Philippe Starck's modern lighting design makes a big statement of style.

Superarchimoon Floor Lamp by Philippe Starck 

Take a cue from the designers in the know and explore more FLOS iconic floor lamp designs that will complete your home.

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