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Danish Style Retro Floor Lamps

One of the predominant furniture styles to emerge from the retro era was the clean lines of the Danish style. Danish style retro floor lamps were often characterized by the use of wood in the design or a combination of wood and other materials.

There is a nice selection of Danish style floor lamps available for sale here at Retro Floor Lamps with many of the older styles suitable for a place in a modern home.

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The Danish style conforms to a practical style and the principle that the design should meet the comfort needs of the user. The design is predominantly smooth and unadorned and often feels uncomplicated serving as an offset for other pieces in any room.

Wooden Retro Floor Lamps

One of the most versatile materials used to make floor lamps is wood with so many different shades and colors to choose depending on the type of wood used. The Danish style furniture made creative use of wood in the designs that emerged.

The unique look and feel that was achieved with retro wood floor lamp stands ensures that these types of lamps speak clearly of the era in which they were made. Buy a wood floor lamp to sit comfortably in a retro style room that you're designing today.

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Choose from an array of wood or wood and metal floor lamps that are available at Retro Floor Lamps. If you can't find a suitable floor lamp on this page, you might like to try a specific type of wood under which the lamps are listed. We also have a range of teak floor lamps available for sale, or you might like to browse through the Danish style floor lamps.

Retro Pole Floor Lamps

Some of the most striking retro floor lamps are those lamps known as pole lamps. These lamps consist of a long pole that may by a simple vertical pole or a more unusual curved pole. Coming out from either side of the pole will stick three or four lamps that may be aimed in different directions.

Pole floor lamps are available for sale here at Retro Floor Lamps in a variety of styles, made with a startling choice of materials.

Choose your retro pole lamp here today.

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These lamps cross a number of different styles and, within the wider retro era, cover a range of shorter time frames. Look at the chrome eyeball floor lamp as a great example of a more modern looking lamp style compared with more traditional cone lamp shades. The focus is largely on the shape and size of the lamp shade to create a more distinctive looking pole lamp and it is through the various shapes that are used that the integration with the rest of the room is complete.

The retro pole floor lamps are just one type of style of floor lamp that is available at Retro Floor Lamps.

Eames Era Retro Floor Lamps

When you see the descriptive term of Eames Era when speaking of furniture, floor lamps included, it is actually referring to a period that included the retro era. Eames Era overlapped the start and the end of the retro period so be aware that if you are looking for an authentic retro floor lamp, it is possible that it was designed inside the Eames Era but outside the retro period.

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You can buy Eames era retro floor lamps by choosing from the selection available.

Ray and Charles Eames were part of the pioneering modern style furniture movement, designing and creating innovative pieces using new technologies such as fibreglass and plastic resin. Charles Eames first came to prominence through his use of moulded plywood in the creation of his chairs. This then extended on to award winning furniture and architectural designs. Eames Era table lamps are often those types of lamps that have been made out of fiberglass, lucite or other technologies that were new to the mid-20th century.

These types of lamps take many forms catering to a wide range of room styles. They are as different to one another in many ways from the shining modern look of a chrome eyeball floor lamp to the more traditional upright cone lamp.

Atomic Retro Floor lamps

Some of the most popular types of floor lamps from the retro period of the 1950s and 1960s are the atomic floor lamps. Atomic floor lamps speak more about the time that they were designed and created rather than a particular style, with all of them influenced by the space race that had exploded. Technologically advanced designs emerged from the late 50s and were dubbed Atomic giving us a tremendous range to choose from.

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You might find a suitable Atomic style retro floor lamp from the collection above.

Designs giving a tip of the hat to Sputnik and the innovations that came about through preparing for space travel can be seen in some of the Atomic lamp designs. Enjoy the Atomic floor lamps that are displayed here and be confident that they will look appropriate in the homes of the 21st century.

Torchiere Retro Floor Lamps

There are many types of torchiere floor lamps that were made during the retro period of the last century that will easily give any of today's rooms instant appeal. Torchiere floor lamps light a room from anywhere thanks to the way the light is thrown onto the ceiling where it is then reflected.

Choose a retro torchiere floor lamp from the selection displayed below.

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As with other floor lamps torchiere floor lamps can be made from any one of a number of materials such as chrome metal, brass or wood. The torchiere lamp shade may be a stained glass shade such as from Tiffany, may be part of the lamp stand itself or it may be another ornate feature.

Torchiere floor lamps provide great function as well as tremendous style and would look good in anyone's dining or lounge room.

You can also visit another page to find 3 of the best selling torchiere floor lamps for sale.

The Arco Lamp

The Arco lamp was originally designed in 1962 by Castiglioni and was a design breakthough by providing overhead lighting without the need for a ceiling light fixture. The Arco lamp is a retro icon with copies now being made at a frantic rate as the demand is building once again.

Here are some Arco lamps in the retro style available for sale.

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The Arco floor lamp was a versatile lamp because of the long reach it has and can be positioned away from the direct area it is lighting, unlike most other floor lamps of the time. Multi-headed Arco's also meant that overhead lighting could be but provided in many other parts of the room. The lamp was inspired by the way street lighting was structured and is a convenient way to make the most use of space.

The uses for the Arco lamp are obviously widely varied but the image that comes most readily to mind is as a reading lamp that can be positioned perfectly to provide the best lighting for the eyes. These kinds of lamps have been adapted into more modern designs but the same basic concept has been kept faithfully over the years.

It is now possible to buy an Arco lamp that has been recently manufactured but faithfully reproduces the retro style.