Monday, January 18, 2010

Triple threat

"Three-legged" and immediately recognizable, the tripod comes in a variety of forms - camera stands, easels, stools, tables - but none more varied than when inspiring lighting.

Grand in scale and size, the Royal Marine Tripod Floor Lamp from Restoration Hardware, shown in brown with antique brass hardware. Also available in black with polished aluminum hardware.

With an old-world, European aesthetic, the Middleton designed by Michael Amato through Urban Electric Company.

Porta Romana tops the sinuous Twig Floor Lamp with a sensuous silk shade.

The brilliant Alison Berger Glassworks' Surveyor's Floor Lamp for Holly Hunt.

In bronze, polished nickel, or hand-rubbed antique brass, Circa Lighting's Pimlico Tripod Boom Arm Pharmacy Floor Lamp.

A capiz shell drum shade and antique gold base are a perfect marriage in the Serena Floor Lamp by Oly Studio.

An iconic shape for an iconic era, this all original floor lamp with brass legs, solid walnut detailing and original linen shade. Designed in 1950 by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier. Offered by Modern Living Supplies through 1st dibs.


  1. Great picks! The tripod lamp I'm most into lately is the Bella by ALS Designs

  2. Ellen - gorgeous tripod - thanks for sharing your wonderful find at ALS Designs.

  3. The Porta Romana lamp is gorgeous!!