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  • Essentials + Fundamentals: Task Lighting – Light Up Your Workspace

    As our days grow shorter and shadows longer, finding the right lighting solutions for your desk area is essential. Well-designed task lighting can be beautiful, functional, energy efficient and reduce eyestrain. They also make a great gift that will be very much appreciated in any season!

    Contemporary industrial designers see task lighting as a design challenge and they have come up with some cool solutions that will fit the individual and the work at hand.

    The Flos Kelvin LED Table Lamp provides direct lighting, with a pantograph arm and adjustable head. The Flos Kelvin LED Table Lamp provides direct lighting, with a pantograph arm and adjustable head.

     

    The Flos Kelvin LED Table Lamp, designed by Antonio Citterio & Toan Nguyen in 2009, has 30 LEDs that provide warm, soft light and are energy-efficient. The head swivels and the 3-step on/off switch is in the diffuser head. Just a light touch and you can adjust the light level to suit your needs. It comes in glossy white and glossy black, anthracite and chrome and has several different base options, a wall option and interchangeable plug options.

    The Foscarini Diesel Tool Table Lamp, 2010, is also available as a floor lamp. The Foscarini Diesel Tool Table Lamp, 2010, is also available as a floor lamp and a suspension light.

     

    When Foscarini partnered with Diesel in 2009 to produce a home accessories line, the resulting collaboration is some pretty cool lighting. From rock to pop, industrial chic to vintage, the results are unmistakably Diesel. The Tool Lamp has a single rubber body and the reading or table version has a rough cement base and black varnished metal stand. The light source is halogen. It is also available as a suspension light and a floor light.

     

    The Artemide Tolomeo Micro Table Lamp is available in 11 fun colors and takes either an incandescent or LED bulb. The Artemide Tolomeo Micro Table Lamp is available in 11 fun colors and takes either an incandescent or LED bulb.

     

    The Artemide Tolomeo, designed in 1991 by Giancarlo Fassina and Michele De Lucchi, is available as a micro, a mini, a classic, a suspension, floor, wall spot and a mega (HUGE), giving you lots of choices. It has fully adjustable, articulated arm structures in extruded aluminum and the shade pivots in 3 directions so you can adjust the light to suit your situation.

     

    The Tom Dixon Beat Table Lamp has many available options and they all add style and function to your work space. The Tom Dixon Beat Table Lamp has many available options and they all add style and function to your work space.

     

    The Tom Dixon Beat Table Lamp was designed by Tom Dixon in 2014. Inspired by the sculptural simplicity of traditional water vessels used in India these new additions to the Tom Dixon Beat Light family incorporate the familiar hand beaten shade and golden reflective quality of light. A slender articulated arm can be adjusted to direct the light to exactly where you need it. Cutting edge design meets contemporary needs. Made of solid brass components and an iron sand cast base it is available in either a brushed brass or black finish.

     

    The Artemide Tizio Classic Table Lamp is available with a halogen or LED bulb and comes in 3 finishes, black, white or silver grey. The Artemide Tizio family includes The Classic, Tizio Plus, Tizio X30, Tizio 35, Tizio Micro, Tizio LED and the Tizio Floor Lamp. The Artemide Tizio Classic Table Lamp is available with a halogen or LED bulb and comes in 3 finishes, black, white or silver grey. The Artemide Tizio family includes The Classic, Tizio Plus, Tizio X30, Tizio 35, Tizio Micro, Tizio LED and the Tizio Floor Lamp.

     

    The Tizio light was designed in 1972 by Richard Sapper when Ernesto Gismondi of Milan-based Artemide asked Sapper to improve the design of his work lamp. Sapper wanted the light to have a wide range of movement and claim only a small amount of space. By happy chance the halogen light was invented at this time and it allowed Sapper to reduce the size of the head. The Tizio Desk Lamp combines technical innovation, simplicity of form and an element of wit and surprise. The beautiful adjustment of this design with the aid of its counterbalanced arms will illuminate your space with a modern, timeless appeal.

    Modern Planet has many other task lamps. Check them out at Modern Planet.

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