Arc Floor Lamps
The arching floor lamp is an icon of modern design, specifically mid-century modern design. The first of these modern floor lamps was the Arco Floor Lamp, designed in 1962 by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. The design then is the same design used in variations today: a heavy base (usually marble) out of which a slim stem arcs grandly across a space, terminating in a large shade (often a dome of metal that matches the stem).
It is a simple structure, but dramatic in its sweep; that arc often extends several feet. It is all-in-all an impressive feat of architectural engineering and modern design.
Where Arc Floor Lamps Work Best
The sheer size and dramatic scope of arc floor lamps make them impossible to hide. And why would you want to? These contemporary arching floor lamps deserve to be front and center as their stylish, statement-making appeal is great for starting conversation. In living rooms and great rooms, a floor arc lamp stands out as the central piece of illumination. These floor lamps will pair well with other types of living room lighting including table lamps, sconces and overhead track lighting. Arc floor lamps also work well in the bedroom or reading nook, providing an exceptional amount of overarching light to help you catch up on your favorite book or the news paper. Finally, you may enjoy placing an arc lamp in the home office or business office. It will provide stylish office lighting and will have plenty of functional use too.
An Arc Floor Lamp for Every Style
While inherently modern, this collection of arc floor lamps can fit into a variety of household styles. In contemporary spaces, you'll love an arc lamp from Artemide for its rich design history. Iconic pieces like the Tolomeo fit well in modern living rooms and office areas. Hubbardton Forge offers floor lamps for transitional spaces, many of which follow that of a wrought-iron theme. And if you appreciate energy efficiency in your home, be sure to check out the LED arc floor lamps from Cerno.
How to Choose the Best Arc Floor Lamp
Choosing just the right arc floor lamp follows a similar rationale as choosing any light fixture. First, you need to determine why you need an arching floor lamp (what is its intended purpose or function). Then, you will need to decide where the lamp will be placed and properly measure this area. Once you know where the lamp will live in your home, you can begin reviewing sizing dimensions of a floor lamp you love. You'll also want to keep in mind the light fixture's recommended bulb type to be prepared with the right light bulb. If you have any questions about the floor lamps featured here, please call our experts at 877.445.4486.
Other Great Options
The Leucos Katana Floor Lamp is a unique arching floor lamp that takes its name and design from Japanese Samurai swords. It's guaranteed to stand out in modern living rooms and you'll appreciate the ample amount of light it provides. And when it comes to mid-century modern design, perhaps the only range of lighting fixtures as clearly identifiable as arc floor lamps like the Flos Arco Floor Lamp would be the line of Poul Henningsen's pendant lighting and chandeliers from Louis Poulsen. And finally, if you can't find the lamp you need in this assortment, look to the full selection of floor lighting available.