So right about now you may be wondering what makes globe lighting so ’80s. After all, globe lamps and fixtures were a mod staple of the ’60s and ’70s. Guess what? They stuck around for the ’80s and added just the right amount of other-worldly glow to many a living room during our favorite decade. Today we explore the globe lighting phenomenon and show you how to bring the look home for a reasonable price.
We start with the Dioscuri Table Lamp, shown above. Designed by Michele de Lucchi in 2000, this stunning piece is available through Hive for $235. If you’re needing to budget a bit more, never fear. The good folks at IKEA have designed a globe light for $19.99. That’s right–$19.99. For a great price, the FADO Table Lamp can be yours. No, it doesn’t have a metal base, but the globe itself is glass. Check it out below:
How exactly did globe lamps shine their light on the world of ’80s design? See for yourself! The 1980s image below is from a guest blog post I wrote for my friends at The 80s Gallery on Electrifying 80s Lighting. In the photo that follows, we see a globular floor lamp cast a hazy glow over a room filled with modern seating and clear shelving. It’s not a table lamp, but the spherical effect is similar.
As you can see, globe lamps work well in spaces devoid of clutter–rooms where they can truly shine. Have an illuminating Wednesday!