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The 12 Modern Lamps of Christmas- Day 10

2011 December 10

Well, we are coming into the home stretch. Only three more lamps left in this year’s 12 Modern Lamps of Christmas list. Oh, so long ago, I outlined the criteria I used to pick all these lamps on Day 1. In case you missed it and are curious, be sure to take a look. Then come back to read about the number 10 Modern Lamp, which is…

10. Block Lamp by Design House Stockholm

As a source of lovely ambient light, the Block Lamp also qualifies as a piece of real modern art. Created by Finnish designer Harri Koskinen in 1996, Block has since become a design classic by blending together the contrasting elements of heat and ice and a rectangular exterior with a curvaceous interior.

The ice-like block is actually solid, watery-looking glass. This block acts much like a prism or cut crystal, reflecting and maximizing the sparkle of the light glowing within. This multi-faceted light will make the perfect table lamp and conversation piece in the living room, bedroom or even the bathroom. In keeping with the theme of warmth on a chilly winter day, what better gift is there?

(The Block Lamp is also available in a couple other versions–the Block Lamp Mini and the Block Lamp Amber–both of which also meet the criteria for being great giftable lamps.)

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