vintage finds for a modern world: task lighting.
by victoria comment


so my lovely friends and sponsor, mid century modern finds, knew i was looking for a vintage task lamp and came across this one for me. i love it, and have been needing something like this so i can read better from bed (nothing quite comforts me like some sloth-like reading in bed). so now i’m just trying to devise a good way to hang it. anna, daniel and i were bantering about some ideas on twitter last night, but i though i’d put the task to you…any good ideas for hanging this above my bed? i’m all ears! but in the meantime, here’s some industrial looking lighting ideas to perhaps inspire you.

clockwise, l to r: great looking industrial floor lamp via red online; pair of industrial cage light wire covers from every eskimo; george nakashima, via what wilson wants; anthropologie’s far & wide wall sconce; home of David Delfin & Gorka Postigo, via yatzer; designer jeremiah brent via apartment therapy; factory 20 industrial globe pendant lamp; and Ephemera Clip via anthropologie.

a very industrial decor, via johanna vintage; a new spin on the party lampshade, via dada; vintage gooseneck from claire ferranti; Gooseneck Industrial Lamp Art Nouveau Style via countryside peddlar; great kitchen lighting via riazzoli; and the beautiful home office of Marie Olsson Nylander.

18 responses to “vintage finds for a modern world: task lighting.”

  1. Attach an L-shaped piece of wood to the wall and clip the lamp to the vertical end. The horizontal piece could be of shallow depth and used just for the lamp (as in: __I ) or a bit deeper to make a small shelf (as in: ___________I ). Paint it the same color as the wall to blend in, or use natural wood or some other color for accent.

  2. Sometimes I’m so torn with the industrial look…I think a piece here or there works nicely with it, less is more (in my opinion) with this look. xo Julie

  3. I think a nice block of salvaged wood mounted to the wall…thick enough to manage the size of the lamp…then clip the light to the wood block. I have been wanting to do this with some old clamp on-swing arm lights that I found.

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