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?
Thanks for the article Kate! Red lamp is really nice. I presume there are holes in the glass for wire, right?
Yes exactly – one hole so that you can extend or shorten the flex depending on where your plug is.
Thanks for the mention Kate. Hope you buy that bolster cushion soon. You definitely need it! x
And thank YOU Carole! x
I love these lamps – about 4 years ago John Lewis used to do a very similar design and I had the one with a bright pink flex and lamp shade. It also came in bright orange, dark blue and black, maybe with a green. I never understood why they discontinued them!
I just love the top one too and will buy one for sure if they deliver to France. Just beautiful…. Thanks for this post!
I really like the Beak street collection. I can feel a purchase coming on….
These lamps are just stunning. I have fallen in love with the Welsh reflections one as it would go beautifully with my grey/blue sofas but then I wonder should I go wild and have an orange one to jazz it all up a bit? Oh the joyful misery of indecision…. Thanks for putting them on your blog. I am loving all of your posts!