A fresh slant: 9 of the best leaning lamps

Bring a new angle to your tabletop with these laid-back lovelies

There’s nothing like a leaning lamp to bring a fresh slant to your tabletop, bedside or desk area and our edit features a stylish selection from some of the world’s best design talent.

There’s a wide mix of shapes, styles, colours and materials from cast iron and solid brass to fumé glass and marbled paper.

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The Louis Poulsen VL38, originally designed in the 1930s by Vilhelm Lauritzen for the Radiohuset building in Copenhagen, has been relaunched with an LED light and still looks as relevant today as it did when it was first designed all those decades ago.

Current and future classics are included too, with Ilse Crawford’s w084t1 lamp for Wästberg and Antonio Citteriro’s Mini Kelvin for Flos already instantly recognisable in the design world in the short space of time that they have been around.

There are those with a charming take on vintage style, such as Dutchbone Devi with its racing green base and shade at Houseology, and Pickling from Pooky, which combines ancient craft with a modern form.

Sunset from Cattelan Italia is a beautiful blend of materials (brass and glass) and a simple silhouette, while Cloche by Lars Beller Fjetland for HAY takes it influence from the dining cloche of aristocratic tables Downton style.

Artemide’s La Petite by Quaglio Simonelli is stylishly simple, with its shade almost appearing to float in mid air. And for all-out elegance, the sculptural and bird-like form of Statis from Bert Frank takes some beating; as practical as it is beautiful, it can be easily adjusted to suit the task in hand.

So wherever you need to shine a light, there’s a leaning lamp to suit your scheme.

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