Classic Midcentury Design Gets an Update

Light up your home with these dazzling new lamps and their vintage prequels.

Monday, August 01, 2011

The Arq lamp by BEplusHAVE re-creates the swoop of its namesake using hardware-store materials like PVC pipe and a 55-pound chunk of wood.

Pier and Achille Castiglioni got the idea for their 1962 lamp for Flos from Italy's street lights. The Arco's steel arm stretches eight-plus feet from a marble base, while its shade provides overhead illumination—no installation necessary.

Prop styling by Lisa Esdalv at Bitra lamp: Courtesy of Vitra. All other original lamps: Courtesy of Design Within Reach.
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