In the Light, Volume II

Objects of Design #215: The Arc Black and Gold Metal Floor Lamp

2nd October 2013
black and gold floor lamp from Graham and Green

black and gold floor lamp from Graham and Green

So onto lighting proper. Although I hope you enjoyed your browse around the new Decorator’s Notebook store yesterday, today we are looking at this beauty from Graham and Green.

ready for your close-up; black and gold floor lamp

ready for your close-up; black and gold floor lamp

So many floor lamps all end up looking drearily the same, but the elegant curve of this rather appeals to me and the splash of beaten gold on the inside is a) unexpected and b) will add a warm and flattering glow to both faces and spaces. Good tip that by the way, remember it.

exposed table lamp

exposed table lamp

And now for the rant: Dear Graham & Green, I have lost count of the number of times I have browsed through your catalogue with its beautifully styled photographs and gorgeous homewares to find that the very thing I have fallen in love with, the very thing that I MUST HAVE, is out of stock. And there is a polite box asking me to tick if I wish to receive an email when it is back in.

cookie jar table lamp

cookie jar table lamp

I have done that before. In fact I did it two years ago. Still waiting for that email by the way. Please, please, either buy more stock or tell us up front that there will be a wait. But don’t tempt us with lovely things only to say that not only can we not have them now, but that we will have to wait for an unspecified length of time before we can.

Because that tactic leads in only one direction: Google and another stockist.

sputnik pendant light

sputnik pendant light

Would that be all right? In the mean time there are lots of other, fabulous, lights on the site. I just happen to want this one. It’s £225 by the way.

 

 

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  • Victoria Cromwell 15th November 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Try Vintage Vibe – exactly the same light, in stock, and half the price. I too have resorted to a Google after endless frustrations with G & G stock levels.

    • Kate Watson-Smyth 15th November 2013 at 3:23 pm

      That’s good to know, thank you so much for telling us that. It’s maddening isn’t it.

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