Lamps are a necessity that often intrigue me. When I see one that is interesting, I’ll frequently do a double take. When I saw the handcrafted iconic historically inspired table lamps from Pendulux, that combine functionality and modern luxury, I was really taken.

An elegant tabletop or desk space is often a dream. More often than not, at least for me, the surface becomes a “function-only” zone. At one point, I had a glass table so I would be sure to clean my desk before leaving town. Now I have a beautiful desk in dire need of help. These lamps inspired me to make room for one.

I have the Berlin Table Lamp, inspired by a desk lamp found in a photograph of Albert Einstein’s study. The lamp has a vintage hand crank, three-legged base; its height and solid brass locking knobs can be adjusted between 18 inches and 24 inches. It looks truly elegant on my clean desktop.

Th 24-inch-high Leonardo Table Lamp is modeled after the drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci. Calling on 17th century styles, the lamp’s cast iron base is molded from a bell clock and the On/Off switch is reproduced from an Italian clock winding key from that era. The brass rod at top facilitates lamp adjustment. The cloth covered electrical cord is another enhancement.


The Liverpool Table Lamp  is made of nickel plate and solid brass and has adjusting knobs and fittings. The cord is covered with cloth and has vintage candelabra bulbs. Despite its overall modern look, a hint of retro style continues to shine through.

When you visit the Pendulux site, you will see all the unusual historically inspired products created by a team of six young individuals who work well together to create and inspire each other. They do have a lead designer, but all meld their experience. The company was founded in 2014; I believe it will stand the test of time for decades to come. I am thrilled with my lamp and my clean desk. If you try one of the Pendulux products, please let us know which one you have and how you like it.

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