Tripod Floor Lamps

Some of the most distinguished and interesting looking floor lamps have come from the Eames Era collection out of the retro period. Tripod floor lamps are particularly distinctive and provide a significant look for any room.

There is a vast range of tripod floor lamps available that will display your creativity and eclectic style. It is immediately apparent that the style you are going for is tending towards the funky with a base that is very reminiscent of a camera tripod. Pair that with a retro-style drum lamp shade and you have a lamp that will dominate the room.

The majority of tripod floor lamps will be made with metal legs but you will find that this won’t limit the variety in styles or colors. Look for tripod legs that have been crafted with special features such as twists, etched and engraved faces and other imaginative designs.

The legs comprise the largest part of the lamp and so it is important that this part blends in with the rest of the room. A lamp with chrome or stainless steel legs will come across as having a more modern appearance.

As with any other lamp the lamp shade will give you the chance to exercise your decorative creativity. You can go with a traditional or retro design in a fabric drum shade or something more contemporary might be your preferred option. By shopping around or browsing thoroughly you will be sure to come up with something that will fit in nicely with your design aesthetic.

There are many tripod floor lamps for sale on this page and even if you can't see the exact type you're after you can scroll through the subsequent pages to find more that might be more to your liking.

Some of the specific lamps to look out for include the Triconi tripod floor lamp, the retro looking Fangio Lighting tripod floor lamp and the satin steel finish of the Grandrich tripod floor lamp. A very stylish looking type is a director's tripod floor lamp which features a very high apex of the base that meets directly underneath the lamp shade. A good director's tripod floor lamp is ideally a sleek black color and this type of lamp will add elegance to the room for a price tag that is well under $300.

In stark contrast to the director's lamp, the studio tripod floor lamp features a base where the three legs come to an apex relatively low to the ground. The tripod floor lamp base is adjustable in height and can be collapsed for easy manoeuvrability.

Depending on the underlying theme of the room into which it is going to be positioned you might choose to buy a wooden tripod floor lamp as opposed to one with a metal base. The wood base will stand out in contrast to the lamp shade and provides a very attractive accent when placed with a drum shade.

All of these different types of tripod floor lamps are available in a variety of sizes, heights and lamp shades giving you a tremendous opportunity to create something special with a piece of furniture that can sometimes be overlooked.

Eyeball Floor Lamps

One of the more distinctive styles of retro floor lamps is the eyeball floor lamp. It is a mid-century design that was introduced by Robert Sonneman and the authentic examples that are around today are greatly sought after. The round lamp shade that gives the lamp its name not only provides an interesting visual element to the lamp but it helps to direct and focus the light in a tighter beam.

There are a number of different ways in which the eyeball floor lamp is presented with the main requirement being that the lamp shade has the distinctive round shape. Take a look at the selection of eyeball floor lamps displayed for sale below to find a type that suits the style of your home.

The eyeball floor lamp is available either as a single lamp with just the one light sitting at the end of a long lamp pole, or as a multiple light piece with two or three lamp shades positioned along the length of the lamp pole.

One of the more favored types of eyeball lamp shades uses chrome in a highly polished looking assembly. Lamps that follow the Modern Eames style may be distinguished with this type of look and the effect is very impressive, creating a clean, modern appearance using a style that has been around for more than a century.

Fully Adjustable Options

You are not limited to a fixed height lamp either. It is possible to buy an adjustable height lamp where the lamp pole consists of two pieces with a swivel that can bring the lamp down low overhead to provide specific lighting for close work.

As an example, the adjustable chrome lamp that is pictured above can be raised or lowered and the arc arm swivels and it is also possible to pivot the shade. This gives you the opportunity to position the light to wherever you need it.

Another example of an eyeball floor lamp is the ever-popular Arc Lamp. This is a lamp that is useful for providing light over a wide range of the room through the span of the lamp pole with the lamp shade helping to direct the light itself. It is an iconic style of lamp and is useful as a directional light piece as well as for its design aesthetic.

If One Light Is Good, Maybe Two Is Better

A single lamp will do the trick for a smaller room or for the case where only a single work space will be utilised. But there are also times where more light is needed and it needs to be thrown in a number of different directions.

That’s where these multiple-headed lamps are just the idea. Not only will they provide two or three times as much light in the room but they can be adjusted to send that light in vastly different directions. Pictured below are a few of the different options that are available. 

What About More Than 2!

For the ultimate in flexibility you could also choose an eyeball lamp that features 3 or more lamps on the central pole. The lights themselves may all have separate switches so you could have 1, 2 or all 3 on at the same time.

As you can see from the image above, it is not only possible to position each light at a chosen angle, it is also possible to slide them up and down the central pole so that they might sit at the required height.

These mid-century floor lamps are exceptional pieces of furniture that clearly provide you with a functional lighting system that also looks good and will fit into most modern designs.