Clamp Floor Lamp
Like Pablo Design, our designing neighbors to the north in San Francisco, we believe light can transform any space. The Clamp Floor Lamp is one illuminating reason how. A variation on his now-iconic Clamp Lamp series, Canadian-born designer Dana Cannam, now based in Rotterdam, combines the ying-and-yang elements of natural North American hardwood and high-tech LED light in this striking fixture. Choose between light oak with a red cloth power cord, or dark walnut with black cloth cord. No visible hardware detracts from the clean lines. And this floor lamp offers effortless versatility with an angled post for maximum reach, 360-degree arm rotation to put the light where it's needed and an ergonomically positioned hi-low intensity switch. Sustainability was also a design priority, in the minimal use of materials; an LED life that equals 25 years of daily use; and flat-packed shipping ability. It all fits in with founder Pablo Pardo's ethos of timelessness, discarding the disposable mindset so prevalent today.
26" l x 18.5"d x 52" h (66x47x132cm)
Walnut or oak; polyurethane bushings, leather (clamp pad), aluminum and polycarbonate lens assembly
Available in white oak with red cord or walnut with black cord
Arm rotation is 360°
Hi-low dim control
Advanced LED array eliminates multiple shadowing
Cord length: 8ft. (244cm) with detachable adapter
Power usage: 9W | Hi–low–off switch
Light source: 108X Hi-output LED
Luminosity: 700 - 1200 lux
Color rendering Index: 85
Color temperature: 3000K
When it comes to form and light, one of the most consistently innovative resources that continues to further California’s creative legacy is Pablo Designs.
Namesake Pablo Pardo bucks conventional design tropes along with pushing some of the best environmentally considerate and progressive technologies, among them is his proprietary non-glare flat-panel LED. The San Francisco-based firm advanced the market with roll outs of features such as device charging and pairing LED illumination with high-fidelity sound.
Design runs in the Pardo family DNA. His twin brother and their sister are also industrial designers, and their father is a civil engineer whose work took the family of 7 from their native Venezuela to Chile and then Ohio. Pablo started young, tinkering with remote control airplanes in his father’s workshop. As an adult, he designed for both the toy and automotive worlds, finally focusing in on lighting and launching his eponymous brand in 1993. Twin Fernando contributes to the signature collection, including collaborating with his brother on the best-selling Pixo, winner of the prestigious Red Dot prize. That spirit extends to the stable of leading international designers who have also pushed the boundaries of light with original and critically acclaimed work for Pablo Designs, from Peter Stathis and John August to the celebrated Michael McCoy, among others.
“When we set out to create something, we keep in mind that someone has to use it, and interact with it, so the fixture should be intuitive and easily understood,” observed Pablo, a practicing devotee of Dieter Rams’ less-but-better maxim. “Our designs are very simple on the outside, but complex on the inside. We believe that good design should provide a lifetime of service, and now LEDs allow us to do this.”