Decoration, Design, Home, Interiors, Vintage

Midcentury inspired lighting on the high street

So this is the object of my desire today – George Nelson’s Saucer hanging lamp. It’s a design classic, and is part of the permanent collection at MOMA, but *sigh* I can’t afford it. Also I’d need two to hang in our lounge so I definitely can’t stretch to that right now!

George Nelson Saucer Pendant

So I’m on the hunt for some gorgeous midcentury inspired ceiling lighting which won’t cost me a fortune. And that’s hard! But there are some out there which I’ve pinned to my pinterest board.

First up, Habitat. Renowned for using old designs to ‘inspire’ their products, I’m drawn to this concertina light (below right).

habitat lighting
Right: KURA Large White Paper Lampshade £35 Habitat

John Lewis is always a great place to look for homeware, and their Harvey Shade looks really sixties – and it’s only £45. I’m also very tempted by the Grayson Reach Floor Lamp. It’s a tad pricier but I think it looks classy and cool.

john lewis Harvey Shade
John Lewis Harvey Shade, £45
john lewis Grayson Reach Floor Lamp
John Lewis Grayson Reach Floor Lamp, £160

Believe it or not this shade is actually from BHS. Not somewhere I’d usually shop but this shade is a very close copy of a midcentury original. And it’s a bargain!

BHS Sculpture Shade
BHS Large Sculpture Shade Easy fit Ceiling Light, £50

And finally that fantastic store, I love their stuff. The cage pendant, below left, also comes in copper and I am very tempted – it’s more than I want to spend but two of those in the lounge could look really cool.

Left: Cage Pendant £99

Any other lights out there I’ve missed that I could add to my Pinterest board?


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