High and Low: Globe Table Lamps

High and Low: Globe Table Lamps

Sarah Coffey
Mar 31, 2009
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IKEA's Fado Table Lamp is one of those rare finds - a simple but classic design that seems like it costs a lot more than it does. Although the design is a basic one, prices for globe lamps can range into the thousands depending on what you're looking for...

A basic polypropylene base and glass shade keep the Fado Lamp under $20, but prices go up as the design gets a little more sophisticated. For $50, you can get a lamp with a steel base from Rockwood Industries. Artemide's Dioscuro offers a concealed base and halogen bulb for around $150, while the Castore comes with a steel stem for a little over $200. If you're willing to spend big bucks, you can find a glitzy mirrored bulb by British designer Tom Dixon for over $800 at Design Within Reach.

Fado Lamp, $15 at IKEA
Globe Table Lamp from Rockwood Industries, $50
Artemide Dioscuro Table Lamp, on sale for $151 at Y Lighting
Artemide Castore Table Lamp, on sale for $218 at Y Lighting
Tom Dixon Mirror Ball Table Lamp, $845 at Design Within Reach

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