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Nine to Know | Swing Arm Wall Lamps

  • Discover a cross-section of classic and contemporary swing arm wall lamps. 

    Swing arm wall lamps can be traced back to the early 20th century, originally designed for libraries and reading spaces. Gaining popularity during the mid-century modern movement, swing arm wall lamps are favoured for their ability to direct light and ‘spotlight’ interiors. In this feature, we explore nine standout swing arm wall lamps that reflect the flexibility and versatility of their design intent.

    Lambert & Fils Beaubien Wall Double Shade

    This wall lamp by Montreal-based design studio Lambert & Fils features an asymmetrical design, underpinned by strong, dynamic black lines.

    DCW Editions Mantis Wall Lamp

    Movement is intrinsic to all of Bernard Schottlander’s work; the British designer, artist and engineer created the Mantis lighting series for DCW Editions by combining delicate metal work and a clever system of counterweights. 

    Serge Mouille Applique 2 Bras Droit Pivotant

    French goldsmith Serge Mouille is considered, to this day, one of the most influential lighting designers of the 20th century, having risen to fame in the 1950s with his series of “black shapes”. All of Serge’s designs, including this wall lamp, have been re-released with the greatest respect for his original craftsmanship.

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    Flos 265 Wall Lamp

    The 265 wall lamp’s adjustable steel arm, designed by Italian architect Paola Rizzatto for Flos, makes it perfect for directing light above a table or workspace.

    Paul Matter Flutter Light

    New Delhi-based lighting studio Paul Matter put their spin on a deconstructed wall clock with the elegant rotating hands of their Flutter Light.

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