Oversized lamps

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I haven’t posted in a while, so to get back in the swing of things, here’s a round up of big and oversized lamps, starting with a giant Anglepoise lamp, which was created to celebrate the 70th birthday of the design:

I liked the lamp itself but also the fun marketing shots. Anglepoise also have an active twitter presence too.

This type of fun photo is easy to achieve, when you have a suitable small prop to counterpoint the lamp.


The 2.3m high Moloch floor lamp above was a limited edition of 20, designed by Gaetano Pesce, and made by Bracciodiferro in Italy. It was auctioned for a starting price of $80,000 by Sotheby’s in 2007. A random find on the Q&A blog of American statistician and professor Edward Tufte.

I am not sure if the Moloch lamp is copper or bronze- the auction listing only refers to ‘metal’ – but it recalled Tom Dixon’s copper lighting, which I love. Although not particularly oversized, the designs have a chunky aesthetic that works well in large spaces.

Some shades will only work in very big spaces though.

You too can feel like the dachshund above with the gargantuan Ociu ceiling light by Franco Zavarise- 182cm in diameter. Seen on dvice.com, 3rings, Freshome.

After the Ociu light, most other oversized lamps pale in comparison, but the Bell Lamp from Axo Light‘s Lightecture collection is interesting because of the materials used.

The lamp is covered in ribbons of a smooth, fireproof sponge fabric, and could be used in more luxurious, elegant or decadent designs, compared with the cooler, more minimal Ociu. The photography is also different, as Axo go for a moody, sexy atmosphere, rather than the fun feel found in most other big lamp shots. Found on Contemporist.

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4 Responses to “Oversized lamps”

  1. anglepoise360 Says:

    Thanks a lot for the twitter referral..!

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