Desk Lamps: Vintage, Retro, Industrial…

Back to school basics. Is desk lighting on your list?

With back-to-school just around the corner I thought it would be fun to take a step back in time and look at some great vintage desk lamps. Who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired to find something cool like this for your home.



I love this work station. Who wouldn’t want to knuckle down and do their homework here?


Can you imagine swapping this early 1900s industrial lamp onto that desk? I think it’s vintage alone could persuade me to open my books!

With a bricks and mortar setting like this, would you be inspired to lay the foundation for a great written assignment?


And with this machinist lamp, would the pure mechanics of working hard kick in for you?


How about this vintage florist table? Do you think it would inspire some great teamwork for those group projects? The industrial lamps are super functional, but they could be changed out too.

Maybe to something fun and funky like this industrial desktop…


A 1940s metal cage lamp by Viking.

Or this industrial deco beauty…


Another 1940s lamp, this one by Swivelier.

Can you picture a laptop in this retro setting?


Would you like the flexibility of this desk lamp?

What if you could switch that one out for this one?


How articulate would you be if your presentation was prepared under this 1950s articulated lamp?

And when a big project is due, this desk is ready for some late nights…


With these fantastic floor lamps illuminating your work.

Of course this industrial drafting lamp could also be substituted for the task lighting at this desk.


You would still have great flexibility and it would look perfect on that desk!

I love this next work space. It feels so fresh and bright.


The half hexagon shaped desk lamp is from Pottery Barn. It’s not vintage, but it is fab!

I could also see this vintage tripod table lamp being a perfect compliment to this work space.


Or for a pop of colour to keep the cheeriness going…


I think this yellow vintage study lamp would seal the deal!

How is the paperwork area in your home set up? Do you have extra task lighting? If you don’t, have you considered a desk lamp?

It’s about coming home… If you want a remarkable space that tells your story, contact me to see how we can help!

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