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The Real Deal: Some of the World's Most Copied Lighting Fixtures

Some of the most iconic, avant-garde lighting pieces of all time still fit today’s interior styles.
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Bourgie Table Lamp

Designer: Ferruccio Laviani for Kartell
Year: 2004
Price: P17,000 (crystal and black), P28,000 (silver)

Feruccio Laviani designed the Bourgie Lamp for Italian furniture company Kartell in 2004. The combination of classic Baroque silhouettes and modern materials make this table lamp a standout that goes well with a number of interior styles. For the lamp’s 10th year anniversary, Kartell invited 14 designers to put their own spin on the polycarbonate lamp, including world-renowned designers Pierro Lisonni, Philippe Starck, and Patricia Urquiola, among others.

Available at Dexterton, 38th Street, Bonifacio Global City; 772.2029; www.dexterton.com

Small Fl/y Suspension Lamp

Designer: Ferriccio Laviani for Kartell
Year: 2002
Price: P12,500

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The pendant lamp is reminiscent of the hip '70s. The shade is made from transparent methacrylate, a form of acrylic and comes in a variety of colors and can be hung individually or grouped together for a striking statement.

Available at Dexterton, 38th Street, Bonifacio Global City; 772.2029; www.dexterton.com

Anglepoise Original 1227 (Brass Collection Elephant Gray)

Designer: George Carwardine
Year: 1935
Price: P39,288

Designer George Carwardine specialized in vehicular suspension systems before he invented and patented a spring mechanism that catapulted the design of an industrial style table lamp into a classic. This design enabled the unprecedented freedom of movement and perfect balance of the lighting piece. Anglepoise still uses the same design of the Original 1227 table lamp in manufacturing its light fixtures to this day.

Available at Anglepoise, 3/L MOs Design Center, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

PH5 Pendant

Price: $946 or P47,345.41
Designer: Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen
Year: 1925

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In 1925, Poul Henningsen won the International Exhibition for Decorative Arts for one of his designs of the PH Lamps, which was put to production for Louis Poulsen the following year. The lighting fixture is made using bands of concentric tiers that allow soft lighting (glare reduction) while evenly distributing light in a room.

Available at Louis Poulsen, Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Ayala Ave., Makati City; 830-2230; www.livinginnovations.com.ph

Artichoke Lamp

Price: $9,737-$17,186 or P487,317.38 – P860,124.93
Designer: Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen
Year: 1958

The iconic Artichoke lamp followed the PH Lamp in 1958 with the same concept of providing 100 percent glare-free lighting. The Artichoke lamp is quite heavy using the same principle of multi-layered metal, but this time, in leaf-like form to compose its shade. The form is elegantly crafted and creates dramatic lighting best used in larger domestic spaces or elegant commercial interiors.

Available at Louis Poulsen, Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Ayala Ave., Makati City; 830.2230, www.livinginnovations.com.ph

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Beat Shade Stout

Price: P103,348
Designer: Tom Dixon

The Beat collection came from an advocacy by Tom Dixon to revive metal craftsmanship in Jaipur, India in 2012. The different designs of the collection are suggestive of the basic proportions and techniques of the city’s traditional brass work. Each piece has beaten marks on the inner side of the shade adding and elegant contrast to the matte black exterior shade.

Available at Tom Dixon, 3/L MOs Design Center, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City 

Tolomeo Tavolo Table Lamp

Price: P11,500
Designers: Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina for Atemide
Year: 1986

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The Tolomeo table lamp was inspired by fishermen's movement of rods to support nets. Artemide offers various sizes and versions of the lighting fixture from ceiling lights to floors lamps and clip-on lamps--all with the same weighted base and pivoting lampshade. These lighting fixtures are also fully adjustable with the use of steel tension cables attached to multiple connected arms. 

Available at Dexterton, 38th Street, Bonifacio Global City; 772.2029; www.dexterton.com

 

Cage Piccola Suspension Lamp

Price: $1,073-$1,536 or P53,803.44-P77,019.65
Designer: Diesel for Foscarini
Year: 2009

Miners and workers' lamps inspired the Cage Suspension Lamp. The protective metal wires became a decorative element to the lighting fixture. This piece is best suited for a modern industrial interior and can be made to look elegant with a bronze finish variant.

Available at Studio Dimensione, One Parkade, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

Three-Arm Lamp

Designer: Serge Mouille
Year: 1953
Price: $7,375 

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The Three-Arm Floor Lamp exudes a mid-century modern feel with its handcrafted fluid shades that add elegance to the lighting piece. Each shade can be oriented differently, which can give a diverse look to the interior depending on its position.

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