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10 One-of-a-Kind Floor Lamps

No matter the space, there’s a floor lamp for that. This member of the lighting family is often overlooked in favor of flashier pendants or hard working wall sconces, but the versatile floor lamp can provide a way to light spaces that might not accommodate other fixtures, plus provide the warmth and function you need. Check out our roundup of characters to see who can get the job done in any room.

Written by Cody Torgersrud

The Powerhouse

Plano LED Torichiere by Holtkoetter

Needing a lot of light? The Plano LED Torchiere delivers over 4,000 lumens of brute lighting in the most minimal of design. Clean lined and fully dimmable this fixture stands up to the dark.

How to use: Use when a pendant just can’t be installed. Pair with a white or light colored ceiling for best ambient wash.

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Plano LED Torichiere by Holtkoetter

The Contortionist

S7 LED Floor Lamp by Structures

Turning and twisting like a python, the S7 LED Floor Lamp provides a flexible reading light at home in the bedroom, living room or even the office, bending to fit any situation.

How to use: Limited space or move frequently? This minimal design lends itself to getting the job done wherever you need and packs away small to get there.

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S7 LED Floor Lamp by Structures

The Model

Orbital Floor Lamp by Foscarini

Primary colors and organic shapes reminiscent of a Miro canvas the Orbital Floor Lamp takes center stage in a space. Provides ample ambient light in addition to its aesthetic statement.

How to use: Use in all white to unite monochrome space or set the multi-colored against a blank wall to feature as its own work of art.

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Orbital Floor Lamp by Foscarini

The Multitasker

Bilbiotheque Nationale Floor Lamp by Flos

Get the job done with The Bilbiotheque Natiionale Floor Lamp. Serving as a side table as well as lamp stack it high with your “to read” list and you might finally get through some of those tomes.

How to use: Not only for the library, the combo table, mobile charging space and light work perfectly as beside tables when space is at minimum.

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Bilbiotheque Nationale Floor Lamp by Flos

The Inner Child

Giant 1227 Floor Lamp by Anglepoise

Why have a normal sized table lamp when you can have a GIANT table lamp on your floor! The oversized scale on the Giant 1227 Floor Lamp lights up a space and a smile.

How to use: Add this playful piece in a bright color to break up monochrome modern spaces or add an industrial kick to traditional homes.

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Giant 1227 Floor Lamp by Anglepoise

The Gang

Elise Floor Lamp by Pablo Designs

An excellent design on its own the Elise Floor Lamp really comes alive when grouped in multiples. Elegant uplighting creates a warm glow wherever it is placed.

How to use: Small entry? Group three lights together in staggered heights to create drama in space where a table might not fit.

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>Elise Floor Lamp by Pablo Designs

The Workhorse

Tam Tam 3 Light Floor Light by Marset

Get three lights for one! The Tam Tam 3-Light Floor Lamp provides endlessly flexible lighting with three amiable heads that direct light where it is needed.

How to use: Place this space saver between a sofa and a chair for reading light for each plus an ambient uplight.

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Tam Tam 3 Light Floor Light by Marset

The Surrealist

Shade LED Floor Lamp by FLOS

Not like any floor lamp you have seen before. The Shade LED Floor Lamp gives you ambient light…seemingly from nowhere. Trippy, yet functional.

How to use: Use where a classic floor lamp might break a sightline or block a view as an elegant solution for open floor plan living.

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Shade LED Floor Lamp by FLOS

The Photographer

Foutuny Petite Floor Lamp by Pallucco

Originally designed as a technical light for the theater, the Fortuny Petite Floor Lamp takes center stage with serious style and dramatic design.

How to use: Add this sculptural stunner to rooms that lack good natural light for instant sunshine and to banish the gloom.

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Foutuny Petite Floor Lamp by Pallucco

The Size Queen

Signora Floor Lamp by Carpyen

Dramatic rooms call for dramatic fixtures. The Signora Floor Lamp delivers just that, with an expandable size and clean-lined design.

How to use: Create a sense of intimacy in an oversized room by pairing with your seating arrangement; this will bring the large size of the lamp back from “giant” to “human” without being overwhelming.

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Signora Floor Lamp by Carpyen