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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
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.
$1,690; thefutureperfect.com

MID-CENTURY ICON
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.
$2,696; 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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