Classic Midcentury Design Gets an Update

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

Monday, August 01, 2011

CONTEMPORARY OFFSHOOT
Diesel's lighting for Foscarini may evoke the same industrial edge as its clothing, but pinholes cut into the steel shade of its Perf task lamp emit a warm glow when the bulb is turned on.
$609; olighting.com

MID-CENTURY ICON
Created in 1960 to double as an ashtray holder for Copenhagen's SAS Royal Hotel, Arne Jacobsen's AJ table lamp, with its sloped steel shade, has since secured its place in homes everywhere.
$812; dwr.com

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