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The Ultimate Guide to Midcentury Modern Floor Lamps

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 06, 2015 01:01 AM
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by ESLTeam last modified Nov 05, 2015

If you're an 80’s baby, you likely have an unconscious nostalgia for midcentury modern furniture. TV shows like AMC’s Mad Men and Showtime’s Masters of Sex have helped keep this Post World War I design alive. If your goal is to decorate your office or loft this way, let's start with midcentury modern floor lamps and work our way out. A Centerpiece that Also Lights a Room Why do we suggest beginning with a light fixture? Your interior design plan should start with a stunning centerpiece that speaks to your sense of style. You must also consider light distribution and color temperature - subtle factors that have a big impact on our senses. Modern floor lamps with some style are a great place to start. For instance, an LED light source isn’t going to make your living room as cozy as a warm incandescent source. But if you need a light to read by, you definitely want the directness and crisp color rendering of LED. With so many variations out there, try to hone in on the modern floor lamp that fits your personality. Here are just a few possible directions you could go: The Sportsman: You like the great outdoors and the warmth of a real wood fireplace. You love good carpentry, and comforting light sources that don’t interrupt your circadian rhythm. The Wood Surveyor Adjustable Tripod Floor Lamp in a cherry finish (EUW1650) is an excellent choice for you. It features wooden tripod legs with brass hardware, and uses a 150-watt incandescent lamp. The standard beige linen drum shade will recall memories of your grandparent’s house, but looks suited for a contemporary loft. The Swinger: You like to entertain guests and need lightweight, movable fixtures that don't get in the way. You'll also want the ability to dim the light when it’s time to get sexy. Go with the Polished Chrome 67-Inch Arc Floor Lamp (EU10783), a modern classic from George Kovacs, who designed this modern floor lamp over 60 years ago. Talk about “midcentury” modern! The Pharmacist: Cleanliness is a serious matter for you. For you, the sight of a dirty apartment or cluttered desk is the symptom of an unfocused mind; the type of person voted most likely to be late for his or her own funeral. But you maintain order, and need a clean light source to illuminate important tasks. This adjustable pharmacy floor lamp in metal with a pull chain (EUP9579) is an energy efficient task light just for you. It features traditional elements like a pull chain switch and polished metal surfaces. For a more traditional floor light, check out the popular Classic Brass Finish Pharmacy Floor Lamp (EU08600).\ Are you a Sportsman, a Swinger or a Pharmacist? Or are you in a league of your own? How would your definition of midcentury style affect the midcentury modern floor lamps you buy? Drop a reply below. All images courtesy of  Euro Style Lighting






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