Modern lighting designs from FLOS, Louis Poulsen, MUUTO, & more
Looking for a modern floor lamp?
We have 13 thoughtful lighting designs from celebrated brands including FLOS, Louis Poulsen, MUUTO Design, MENU Design, and Ferm Living.
Our recommendations are based on items we have lived with and loved. We hope you love them too––there’s something for everyone.
FLOS Lighting Floor Lamps
With a minimal silhouette, the Tab Floor Lamp fits perfectly in a modern office area, or anywhere you need a direct lighting source. Originally introduced in 2011, this lamp is loaded with thoughtful design features, including an easily adjustable head.
Embracing the beauty of the sphere, the IC Light Floor Lamp's brass base and gorgeous globe add warmth to any space. With multiple height options, you can style them together for a layered look, or throughout the home for a cohesive lighting aesthetic.
Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni introduced the Toio Floor Lamp in 1962 by pairing a car headlight with a telescopic stem inspired by a fishing rod. The name comes from a distortion of the word ‘toy,’ as it’s such a playful design that sources materials from common hobbies like fishing and cars.
In 1962, the Castiglioni brothers also introduced the Arco Floor Lamp. Does it look familiar to you? Its impressive and timeless silhouette has been featured in many movies and TV shows.. The base is made with a beautiful Carrera marble with beveled corners to soften its edges. The hole makes it manageable to move the fixture when you want to clean or rearrange your space.
Emitting beautiful diffused light, the Spun Floor Lamp is perfect for a minimal interior. We love the reflective quality of this material and the simplicity in its shape.
With 3 different heights and either a silver or matte black base, the Glo Ball Floor Lamp has an option suitable for any space.
Louis Poulsen Floor Lamps
Shown here is the AJ Floor Lamp, designed by Arne Jacobsen, a Danish designer and architect known for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The AJ family of lights is regarded as Jacobsen’s most iconic design, first seen in the SAS hotel. The unusual angles and geometric shapes of these lamps provide functional light for reading or working and an aesthetic that remains modern over 60 years later.
One of Louis Poulsen’s most popular designs, the Panthella Floor Lamp is an ode to organic shapes, beautifully creating a fixture where both the foot and the shade of the lamp serve as a reflector of light.
The Yuh Floor Lamp is designed for you––hence the name yuh. In all forms, the Yuh Lamp can rotate, rise, and lower to create the ambiance you desire. As you can tell, it can fit into the coziest corners, too!
More Modern Floor Lamps
Inspired by the natural curves of blooms and petals found in nature, the Black or Cashmere Arum Floor Lamp from Ferm Living provides soft, evenly distributed light. The natural marble base supports the delicate yet sturdy pole. We love its off-center structure for a modern living room or lounge space.
Inspired by traditional oil lamps, MENU Design’s JWDA Floor Lamp is a study in the contrasts of natural materials: set on a substantial marble base, rounded at the edges for a soft expression, the elegant tubular metal stem – available in powder-coated steel or solid brass – holds an elliptical opal glass shade that emits a soft, ambient light. A brass dimmer switch lets you control the brightness of the bulb – for reading or relaxing, or simply to create ambiance in a room. Conveying a sense of familiarity and warmth, the JWDA Floor Lamp illuminates any setting with bold elegance.
MUUTO Design collaborates with an array of designers to celebrate new perspectives on Scandinavian design, including modern floor lamps like this one.
“Combining a light and elegant design with an energy-efficient LED technology, the Leaf Floor Lamp has a clean and refined expression,” says the Swedish architect/design duo Broberg & Ridderstråle. “The asymmetric geometry of the design gives it an organic and friendly appearance, inspired by the leaves on a tree. Turn the leaf according to your needs and discover how the lamp will subtly transform its shape, adding a graphic and gentle light silhouette to any space.”
“The Post Floor Lamp came from the idea of exploring the flexibility of the magnetic joint, giving the user the freedom to position and dim the lamp’s light units according to individual needs,” says Earnest Studio, the Rotterdam-based studio founded by American-born Rachel Griffin who collaborated on the design with MUUTO. “Designed with a sculptural expression, simple lines, and a refined finish, the Post Floor Lamp represents a new perspective through its graphic character and forward-thinking functionality. Configure up to three lighting units on the Post Floor Lamp for an elegant ambient or task light."
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Batten Home carefully curates Scandinavian furniture designs and minimalist decor objects for the modern home. We are inspired by a Scandinavian aesthetic and Danish design philosophies with a new modern design feel we like to call new Nordic design.Have any questions for us? We’re family-owned and independently operated, and we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or find more inspiration on Pinterest.