Published at Wednesday, March 21st 2018. by Orane Perreault in Floor Lamps.
These lamps are ideal for lighting a living space. With just a ceiling light, your lighting effects will be limited to bright or dark lights. With the help of floor lamps, you can illuminate areas of the room with more flexibility. For instance, you can focus onto a specific painting and can readily transfer the spotlight into another piece of art. This piece can also be an attractive piece of furniture itself.
Of course there are many other kinds of antique floor lamps such as torchiere, two light, curved arm, swing arm, etc. Even the oldest and most dilapidated of these well built heirlooms can be brought back to life with some scrubbing, sanding, painting, rewiring and sometimes soldering or welding.
One of the best reading lamps in the world was also designed circa 1920. It has been highly imitated but it still remains unchallenged. The Bridge Arm Floor Lamp or Bridge Lamp has a typical floor lamp design with metal base and upright standard which can take the form of various types of decorated tubing, twisted iron rods, etc. At the top of the standard is a decorative cast metal arm with a graceful arc or curvature which ends with an electrical socket pointing downward and covered by a fabric or glass shade.
Perfect as both a reading or a task lamp. Table lamps can only provide a small range of illumination, and oftentimes they barely create enough light for reading, which increases your eyestrain. However, a floor lamp provides a wider range of illumination. So whether you are watching TV, working on a puzzle, or reading the newspaper, a floor lamp can provide the right amount of light, thus lowering your energy bills.
More and more people are learning to appreciate the quality and styling of antique floor lamps especially as most of the ones being produced today are molded plastic and literally made to be thrown away. Most all floor lamp makers from the turn of the century made their lamps from heavy metals such as cast iron, brass, steel and cast zinc sometimes combined with marble, onyx, glass and stone.
Today, themes have become the "in thing" when creating decor for a particular room. Fortunately, floor lamps range from traditional styles and colors, to more contemporary ones. And with retro models, the old is new again!
High quality, beauty and function were powerful influences on the makers of antique floor lamps. Many people are aware of their outstanding quality and beauty but completely surprised about the highly developed functional and technical characteristics. There are far too many examples to list here but I will mention a couple of the more important ones.
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