Aren’t these lamps gorgeous? Monochrome with a hint of colour in the flex, I just love them. They are by the British designer Anna Jacobs who began her career as an artist (while working for a big City law firm) before launching her homewares line last January.
The collection now includes these gorgeous lamp as well as cushions and paintings – both original and prints. I’ve had a glass-based lamp for about ten years and I remember when I bought it thinking that the designer had been so clever to fit it with a transparent flex – back then it was all white plastic remember – but this is the modern version for the 21st century. Use a coloured flex in a contrasting colour and coil it up in the base to make a feature of it.
It will come as no surprise to you to know that my favourite is the top one, which I would love with a bright pink or orange cord, but these two other designs are also gorgeous and would really bring a corner to life. So often we just stick a lamp on a table for practical reasons and then try and arrange things around it – photographs, paperweights, flowers etc – but this way the lamp is part of the arrangement.
The lamps come in two sizes – small for £119 and large for £139 and you can also buy just lampshades or just bases. I thought I had all the cushions I needed but I may just have to have the Beak street bolster (pictured below) before I am very much older. It needs to be on my black velvet sofa don’t you think?
Finally, I should say that I can’t claim the credit for discovering Anna Jacobs, that goes to Carole at Dear Designer who used one of the lamps in a styling job she did recently.
What do you think? Anyone suddenly feeling the need for more lighting in their house?