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where can i find a cheaper version of this lamp?

by erick mangali last modified Mar 02, 2014 06:21 AM
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where can i find a cheaper version of this lamp?

Posted by erick mangali at August 09. 2005

love this lamp but can't afford it. any suggestions on where i can find something similar for less?

http://dwr.com/productdetail.cfm?id=2369

Re: where can i find a cheaper version of this lamp?

Posted by Thomas Anderson at August 09. 2005

Buy direct from the manufacture at www.artemidestore.com

Re: where can i find a cheaper version of this lamp?

Posted by Gregory La Vardera at August 09. 2005

I've never seen a Tolomeo knock off, but they come up every so often on ebay. If you get a desk model you can substitute the wall mount for the desk base.

Re: where can i find a cheaper version of this lamp?

Posted by Creede Fitch at August 09. 2005

Depends on if you are looking for an exact knock off, or just something similar. Do a quick froogle search for [url href=http://froogle.google.com/froogle?hl=enlr=client=safarirls=entab=wfq=architect+lampbtnG=Search+Froogle]architect's lamp[/url] and you will get lots of similar styled desk lamps that you could probably rig up for a wall mount. If you want an exact look, then I agree with modfanatic, http://www.artemidestore.com has them for about $215 with free shipping.

Re: where can i find a cheaper version of this lamp?

Posted by Splatgirl at August 09. 2005

I have two lamps very similar to that in my studio. I got them at one of the home improvement stores for like $20 bucks each. Not as elegant as the DWR ones, but hey, it's $20 not $200+.

You might score at Target, Wal-Mart or even an art supply store.

Re: where can i find a cheaper version of this lamp?

Posted by erick mangali at August 09. 2005

thanks for the suggestions. i did see a couple lights that have a similar look on target's website but they were desk lamps. i need to mount these to the wall. any ideas of how to mcgyver the desk lamp versions to mount to a wall?

Re: where can i find a cheaper version of this lamp?

Posted by Greg Beere at August 09. 2005

This is the best knock-off I can find for $159.95.
http://www.lightwavesconcept.com/product_info.php/cPath/57_151/products_id/298
I think I would splurge for the original, it is a modern classic.
Good luck!

Re: where can i find a cheaper version of this lamp?

Posted by Creede Fitch at August 09. 2005

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It does come in a silver too.


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Re: where can i find a cheaper version of this lamp?

Posted by Debra Booth at August 10. 2005

You probably don't need to Mcgyver it. If you go to the Artemide site mentioned above and buy the bracket. I have a desk version and I wanted to set the thing into my desk--drill a hole and connect right into the table top--they have the bracket and sold it to me. I am not sure how much the wall bracket would be but it's nice to have the real thing. If you don't see it on the site--just email or call them, they should be able to help you.

Good luck, I love mine.

Debra

Re: where can i find a cheaper version of this lamp?

Posted by Kelly Spychalla at August 11. 2005

Check out [url href=http://www.ylighting.com]y-lighting[/url] for this exact lamp at a stellar price. Plus the have tons of other modern manufacturers listed and all at prices discounted typically even more than the big lighting showrooms will give to contractors.

I just received my two aluminum micro Tolemo's and they are awesome (though the little round part that covers where it goes into the wall is kind of crappy...it has this weird seam running down the middle of it -- part of the mold I am sure but how odd that it wasn't smooth across the whole thing.) Still think they're great though!

Re: where can i find a cheaper version of this lamp?

Posted by psmodern at August 14. 2005

Artemide were giving away the desk clamp version of that light earlier this year with any purchase over a few hundred dollars.

Although I love Artemide's design, the engineering of their products makes me wonder. I have the Metamorfosi Yin floor lamp and I put a large number of Artemide ceiling and wall lights in our previous house. Someone at Artemide loves to put tiny Allen screws in odd locations. I swear you could kill yourself changing the halogen in the ceiling lights (a large slab of glass suspended by two tiny Allen screws) whereas the Yin will just drive you insane with the need to locate a special Allen tool to remove the diffuser.

Re: where can i find a cheaper version of this lamp?

Posted by Ryan Murphy at August 14. 2005
while I fully support getting the originals, if you just can't do it, there is a lamp at ikea that looks similar if you squint. And 1/10th the price [url href="http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=12=-1=10101=18917"]antifoni[/url] also this one which doesn't seem to be on the US page [url href="http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=3=-15=10101=18124"]Bogspröt[/url]

Re: where can i find a cheaper version of this lamp?

Posted by Chris at August 14. 2005

Ylighting has it on sale for $182.95

[url href=http://store.yahoo.com/ylighting/art-tolwall.html]Ylighting[/url]

Re: where can i find a cheaper version of this lamp?

Posted by Julie Brown at August 15. 2005

I'm a fan of Lamps Plus. Try [url href=http://www.lampsplus.com/htmls/prodlist.asp?search=24887CatalogPrefix=aa]this one.[/url]

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