By Prewitt Cousin. Lamp. Published at Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 - 18:24:37 PM.
Torchiere. This type is among the easily recognizable varieties of floor lamps. Torchieres are also called torch lamps and were already being used in Europe even as far back as the 17th century. The lighting source then were wax candles that were mounted on tall stands made of metal or wood. Today's version, of course, can be of any lamp type (wax candles, incandescent bulbs, fluorescent light, halogen bulbs, etc.) and any stand material (wood, metal, plastic, composites, alloys, ceramics, etc). Torchieres usually take up only a small space in the room, are shaped unobtrusively, and provide well-diffused lighting by radiating the lamp beams towards the ceiling. For these reasons, torchiere lamps are highly sought after by building owners who intend to optimize limited spaces or project a minimalist style in the interior design.
Most of the time, colors and art details on your furniture and decor are useless without proper lighting. Have you ever wondered why show rooms look so good, or why the bedroom designs at the mall always looked so good? It's because of proper room lighting. You can put two or more lamps in one room; play around with different lamps such as different standard lamps or artichoke lamps. They don't have to all look the same; sometimes a little variety can go a long way.
While antique style lamps are considered works of art with lots of practicality, the same can be said about a number of modern style lamps out there. Modern style lamps are available everywhere (especially online) but you have to look in the right place for the best ones. Antique lamps may be classy and vintage but modern lamps have developed into very unique works of art and engineering. The design aesthetics can be quite unorthodox yet simple. And the functions and technology that go with it have advanced greatly for ease of use. Whether they're custom-made and manufactured, modern style table lamps have incorporated the use of new materials and new technology. Some of the innovations include the use of different glass materials, metal surfaces and other materials that gives them a unique look. With the inclusion of new technology, they can be leaps and bounds ahead of traditional and antique style lamps in terms of practicality. An example of this is the simple kinesthetic touch technology used in some lamps where a person can simply turn it on and off by tapping anywhere on it's body.
Conical, cylindrical and other forms on floor-, desk-, or table top-mounted along with suspended lamp designs tend to be the most common lamp globes and therefore are made in a wide array of materials. There are many different types of lampshades that you will see times that you will feel truly overwhelmed with the prospect of actually choosing a table lampshade, a floor, or a ceiling one. You can even generate lamp shades out of any useful material, like nut shells, paper that you can manually make, stained glass, or metal ribbon and form it right into a extremely practical lamp shade with shapes like a bell, curl, or even a drum. However, if you don't have the luxury of the time, try considering the following information and choose wisely for your own.
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