Miss K Table Lamp
Design by Philippe Starck in 2003-2004.
The Miss K is an incredible table lamp. The external diffuser appears metallic, but when the light is switched on, the outer shade takes on a transparent appearance and the subtle glow of the inner curved diffuser shines through. The Miss K table lamp features a transparent polycarbonate outer diffuser internally finished with high vacuum aluminization process. The Miss K table lamp also has an integrated dimmer for 0-100% luminosity adjustment, transparent polarized cord. The Miss K table lamp also offered in red and black polycarbonate versions.
Material(s): PMMA, polycarbonate
Lamp Type: incandescent
Bulbs: 1 X 100W max T10 halogen lamp (included)
Born in Paris in 1949, Philippe Starck is one of the most original designers and architects of the last three decades. Having designed furniture, hotels, mega-yachts, lighting and many others throughout his career, Starck has become a fixture in modern design. Not only does Starck create beautifully unconventional designs, he creates a finished product whose main purpose is to function well before anything else.
Philippe Starck has obtained many important acknowledgements, including the Grand Prix National de la Création industrielle and the Honor Award of the American Institute of Architects. In Starck's own words, "subversive, ethical, ecological, political, humorous... this is how I see my duty as a designer."
FLOS was founded in 1962. The very same year they began producing a number of lamps that were to become classics in Italian industrial design. These first lamps were Arco, Relemme, Toio and Taccia all designed by Achille and Piergiacomo Castiglioni. As a tangible proof of their timeless design and technical excellence, these lamps continue to be produced today.
It all started with cocoon . . .In 1959 Arturo Eisenkeil from Merano, an importer of cocoon — a spray-on plastic coating produced in the United States — was tracking down possible applications for this new material. He joined forces with Dino Gavina and Cesare Cassina and set up a company to produce lighting fixtures. This marked the beginning of the long-standing association in the area of design with the Castiglioni brothers and Tobia Scarpa. The first cocoon lamps ever created were the offspring of this collaboration: Viscontea, Taraxacum and Gatto by the Castiglioni brothers and Fantasma by Scarpa. FLOS moved from Merano to the province of Brescia in 1964: At first to Nave and then to the current premises in Bovezzo. Sergio Gandini became chairman of the company in 1965. In 1974, the company became the owner of Arteluce one of the key Italian companies in the industrial design sector. Gino Sarfatti, an industrialist and designer, is the founder of Arteluce. Several models designed by Sarfatti himself have been incorporated into the product range.
From the very outset, FLOS has been characterized by its high-quality approach to lamp design and production. Many of the numerous lamps designed for the company, first by Achille and Piergiacomo, are undoubtedly some of the best-known and most successful products of industrial design. They have won awards and historical critical accolades, and are included in all the most important collections and design museums around the world.
FLOS' production will continue to be imbued with various design trends that embody their attention to leading-edge research combined with highly-efficient production, sales and communications. In 2002, the company celebrated forty years production of designer lamps.
Functional and stylish
Great little bedside table lamp that fits perfectly with my contemporary furnishings! Very stylish and different looking! I've already had several friends comment how unique it looks! The dimmer function is also amazing and can change the mood instantly! Overall, completely satisfied with this purchase!
By: Sherry S., Renter (Marina del Rey, CA)
Perfect on my desk.
The lamp is nice with a dimmer switch that allows for softer lighting. It makes a statement on the desk and is noticed immediately. The silver shade mutes the light so that the illumination is no more than a few feet if reading or doing any work requiring strong light. Easy to use right out of the box.
By: S.W., Homeowner (Menlo Park, CA)
Nice Table Lamp
If you are looking for a Nice/Cool and functional table lamp, thats the one
By: Julio L., Homeowner (Miami)
BEAUTIFUL + GREAT PRICE
And the price is great.
By: C.C., Homeowner (Seattle)
I love this light.
It's a beautiful light and ships nicely packed....it's so beautful when turned on. I love it. Y lighting shipped it quickly and n one piece.
By: Marie O., Homeowner (Brooklyn)
This lamp is sleek and elegant. The halogen bulb throws excellent lighting. The silver lamp draws the eye and when the bulb is on its luminance is really pleasing. I have redone the whole room and received many compliments; more people have commented positively on the lamp than any other item.
By: Joyce S., Homeowner (New York, N.Y.)
Great looking. Great quality of light.
The order process was fast and easy. The lamp arrived a few days earlier than expected. Flos products are always packaged so beautifully. The design looks great near antiques and modern finds.
By: Louis P., Designer (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
A great bedside table lamp for the right space. This light is perfect in a room with blue hues, cool grays, or white/black
By: R.K., Homeowner (brooklyn, ny)
Bought this lamp for my bar. Love it. Great design!
By: Chris W., Renter (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
After trawling through seemingly thousands of lamps on website we finally found one we both loved.
The picture was true to how the table lamp looks in real life. We were happy with the finish and quality although we had not realised the lamp is acrylic not glass however you can't tell that by looking at it, it's only when you tap it or pick it up you realise. Is a beautiful lamp , very sleek and stylish. The dimmer switch is great; the different levels of light change the look of the lamp: on a dimmer setting the lamp takes on an bronze glow making the lamp suitable for transitional decor, on the brightest position the light is very white, silver and modern.
By: Simone L., Homeowner (Michigan USA)
Very stylish table lamp looks beautiful in our home.
Acrylic lamp is true to it's picture on the site. Would perfectly suit and transitional, contemporary or modern home decor. Very high quality finish, for example there are no moulding lines and all the edges are smooth with no blurring. Very good value, look much more expensive than they were.
By: Barta, Homeowner (Milford MI USA)
Love these bedside lights
We put these lights in my son's room in front of a blue wall and they pick up the blue from the wall and look perfect. They are great for reading and are extremely attractive. Found them in a lighting showroom while on vacation and immediately ordered them upon our return home.
By: Holly F., Homeowner (New York, NY, USA)
These lamps are very pretty. Small, they look great on my nightstands, on or off. I love the dimmer switch on the cord that makes it easy to turn the light on or off while lying in bed. My only disappointment is that they exhibit a low hum in a dim setting. Otherwise, lovely.
By: Jean, Homeowner (Binghamton, NY)
Great table lamp!
This is a very nice little lamp that is as good as it looks in the photos. I especially like the bright halogen light. Many lamps with regular incandescent bulbs don't put out enough llight but this one uses a strong halogen bulb. It's smaller than you might think in the photos so make sure to see the measurements. But you couldn't ask for a cleaner looking, bright light that looks great in all sorts of furnishings, for a fair price. The only quibble is that the on/off switch is positioned a little too far down on the cord so I have to use a twist/tie to bunch up some cord (I like the switch to lie on the nighstand so I can easily find it). I don't know why their designers don't think of that but it's a small quibble overall.
By: Everett, Homeowner (New York, NY)
Originally, I bought the Miss K for a desk but "SHE" was sooooo right that I ordered a second and am using these "girls" as bedside table lighting. We couldn't be happier with the design, price and conducting business with y-lighting!
By: C.J., (NC)
Clean design that is perfect for a modern bedroom!
The 2 Miss K Table Lamps we purchased are a nice complement our new bedroom set from DWR. The clear silverish hues of the lamps look great against the wenge (color) furniture we have. The order process was easy with Y-Lighting and the free shipping was a plus!
By: Linda, Homeowner (Boston)
Great retro/modern combo in a smart lamp design!
Love this lamp. Enjoy the built-in dimmer in the cord. Really looks great. The only downside is that the shade rests on the lamp itself during shipment, causing a few imperfections from the rubbing between the two parts. Shame, really, otherwise this would be 5 stars. Not YLighting's fault. Flos should rethink their packing methods.
By: William G., Homeowner (Seattle, WA)
I think it's a great lamp to own.
I love the look of the lamp, especially when lit. The dimmer makes it even more funtional. Great lamp to own.
By: Andrea, Homeowner (pa)
Beautiful but petite
Make sure you do a mock up of Miss K as she is quite petite. Also note that the cord runs down the center of the lamp, which is not shown in the photo. Otherwise, she is great and the dimmer allows varying moods.
By: SeattleProf, Homeowner (Seattle)
Functional and chic
We bought two of these as nightstand reading lights. On or off, they look great in our traditional-luxe-meets-modern bedroom. The light is enough to read or work by and not wake your sleeping partner.
By: Andrew, Homeowner (Berkeley, CA)
Everybody wants my Miss K.
It's a perfect lamp that fits my modern office. Nicely done! This one is a classic.
By: Maurine B., Homeowner (Redmond, WA, USA)
i wanted two nightstand lights that would fit well in our spare bedroom / office. the miss k light did the trick. it looks great - especially when on and it fits well in our modern / mid-century styled guest bedroom!
great service / delivery from ylighting too!
By: Brian M., Homeowner (los angeles, ca)
Clean. Understated Lamp, love it.
Using it as a lamp to read/ on a night stand. Works lovely, and the light is big even though the lamp is small!
By: Jennifer B., Designer (New Orleans)
Love lamp, poor details
Very attractive table fixture. Illumination is bright, but not diffused. The inner shade started to yellow then turned a baked brown color close to the lamp due to the heat emitted by the halogen lamp. Although not over used (20-24 hours/week), it stopped working, so we bought a replacement bulb which also did not work. Decided against repairing it due to the yellowing of the inner shade/diffuser.
By: Zuheir, Designer (Washington DC)
Very cool and hip lamps.
We bought the Miss K table lamps for next to our beds. I love Flos and they have a great modern look and emanate a fair amount of light. The clean/silver color has a great contemporary feel to them. They feel well made, good quality. I think they're terrific.
By: Karen C., Homeowner (Cleveland, Ohio)
This is a beautiful lamp that looks good when on and off.
The glow when on is quite beautiful, especially because of the shape of the inner fixture. Overall a very elegant lamp.
By: Jeff F.,
this lamp is just as pictured in the photos---very dim but gives a beautiful light on wall.
By: Jennifer, (United States)
Great lamp until it's not
I've had 2 of these for about 6 years. They're beautiful and provide exactly the type of lighting I need as a bedroom table light. The cons: One of them turned brown in the inner part, I guess from the light bulb. The other blew a fuse and it has been impossible to find a replacement. Something to consider.
By: itndiner, (Studio City, Ca)
Loved the light, especially the base. Floats on the table. Well priced. My first, but not last, experience with Ylighting.
By: Maggie B., Designer (Venice,CA)
The lamp is perfect for a desk. I love the dimmer and the simple lines. It's a fantastic product.
By: Michele B., Renter (New York)
Perfect size, design, and surprisingly lightweight (but not cheap).
By: Rebecca L., Renter (New York, NY, USA)
Classic Starck, perfect complement to other transparent polycarbonate furniture!
Miss K is beautiful. It is not a cheap product to purchase (esp. considering that, simply put, Miss K is a plastic table lamp; but its solid construction, build quality, and attention to detail help justify its heftier price tag. It is a little bit of a splurge but I would happily purchase this item again.
My only point of contention is that the ylighting bulb that shipped with the lamp didn't work, but a local trip to the hardware store fixed that. Like a nice pair of shoes, the lamp also comes with a Flos dust bag which I have yet to find a use for...
By: Justin L., Designer (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
will appeal to the hipsters
lamp,is useful for ambient lighting.Very iconic looking.
By: Jeremy R., Designer (los angeles)
The lamp is classically beautiful, i can't think of how it cannot fit into any room. It is highly recommended. Just be sure to take good care of it.
By: Robert L., Homeowner (Toronto, ON)
We're getting another one!
The lamp is so nice we are ordering another one. It's sitting on our cherry night stand and looks great with the wood. The light does seem to escape through the top of the shade, but we like this effect since it warms up the room. I find there is still enough light to read by. The box was slightly damaged and the tape was split in the middle but the lamp was okay.
By: Christopher, Homeowner (Seattle)
I have had a hankering for her since seeing her in the MOMA permanent collection. She's a perfectly sweet light that is so fun that I keep moving her from computer desk, to entry credenza, to reading table beside bedroom chair. Maybe I need another! Thanks YLighting!
By: Annie M., Homeowner (FL)
I bought two of these lamps for my bedroom. They are fantastic and I've received many compliments on their modern, clean style.
By: Heather D., Homeowner (Washington, D.C.)
The Miss K is unique and classy.
The appearance in person is very much like what is shown in the images. Dimensions are provided so I knew it would be on the small side. However, I was hoping that it would serve as a bedside reading light and it really doesn't provide enough light to read by. It throws off a tremendous amount of light but most of it shines upwards. It's a good looking and functional piece, just not ideal to read by.
By: Duyong, Homeowner (Berkeley, CA)
It's really cute!
The Miss K table lamp is cute and looks great on any table...
By: HaeJin K., Homeowner (New York)
This lamp was just as described by other reviewers. I use it in my office. I love it's simple design and soft light. With its dimmer feature I can use it as an accent lamp or for room lighting.
By: Julie Y., Homeowner (Rochester, NY)
Very beautiful lighting!
This lamp arrived in a well packaged boxed, it included the light and it was easy to install.
The only thing I notice is that since the material is plastic and the silver effect is due to an inner coat of silver sometimes you can see some spots where the paint chipped. Its not that noticeable so I am not sending it back.
Other than that me and my husband loved them. We got 2 for each side of our bed.
By: JACKIE, Homeowner (Miami)
I'm very happy with YLighting's service. The shipping is fast and the packaging is nice, too. The lamp is a very handsome and clever design and I use it as a light on my dresser. It's truly a timeless piece.
By: Jing A., Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)
Best lamp ever!
I saw this lamp in use at a friend's office, and was really impressed by its appearance, and especially by the bright but indirect light it produced. It looked so good that I decided to order one for my husband's bedside. It was a gift for him -- and he was thrilled.
Not only does this little lamp look elegant, but it really is effective for reading. It's a terrific addition to our bedroom.
In fact, I'm thinking of getting another one for my side of the bed.
By: Nancy, Homeowner (Manhattan, NY)
Ultra cool and modern
We love the Miss K table lamps. They are perfect as a bedside table lamp. The dimmer switch is useful for mood lighting. Ylighting is very professional and when I returned a lamp in the past they handled the transaction flawlessly. Thank you.
By: evelyn g., Homeowner (lake orion, mi)
The clean aesthetic lets it mix well with any decor style. The built-in dimmer makes it great for a nightstand. Fabulous, but a little on the small side.
By: MRC, Homeowner (Nevada)
Good; halogen-only; deceptively small.
The lamp is 20% smaller than I was anticipating - be sure to translate the provided measurements into your space. The unit only works with the style of halogen bulb provided - lower-wattage CFL bulbs flicker.
By: istyke, Homeowner (Toronto, Canada)
The perfect, classy table lamp.
We searched high and low for a table lamp that was modern, subtle and classy. We needed look no further than the Miss K clear table lamp. Apart from it's stunning design, the assembly couldn't have been easier and the dimmer enables us to adjust the light perfectly according to the time of day. I fully recommend it. We love it!
By: James L., (San Francisco)
Stylish and light table lamp
Fantastic product that complements most modern, metropolitan decors. Great service from Y Lighting.
By: Svetoslav G., Homeowner (DC)
Pretty but with drawbacks on the amount of light given off...
The Miss K by Philippe Starck for FLOS is a beautiful lamp; however, even with 100 w light it doesn't give off enough light to read on a table next to the bed. I have two (one on each side of the bed) and they are great night lights and pretty to look at...but maybe not so practical. Also, I love the dimmer switch but wish the light on the switch would stay on when the light is off not on; that way I could find it in the dark!!! As mentioned, great to look at but drawbacks in the amount of light given off.
By: Lin, Homeowner (Jacksonville, FL, USA)
Excellent customer service and great selection of products. I will definitely shop with Y Lighting again.
By: Renee V., Homeowner (California)
Have the clear version on an Eileen Gray adjustable chrome and glass table, a really nice combination. The lamp looks amazing and changes remarkably at different levels of lighting. Easy on the eyes even at bright setting.
By: Philippe, Homeowner (Caldwell, NJ)
The miss k lamp is both stylish and compact, adding light and charm to any room. A must buy for the design aficionado!
By: satisfied customer, Architect (USA)
The Miss K Table lamp is simply gorgeous. Phillippe Stark has done it again...combining modern with a hint of the antique. One particularly great feature about this lamp is the dimming feature. The lamp looks different at all levels of lighting. This is a real conversation piece. My guests can't help commenting on it.
By: Julia P., Homeowner (Boca Raton, Florida)
These lamps look fabulous. Everyone who comes over compliments us on them.
By: IS, Renter (Chicago)
Contemporary and Chic
I love this lamp, is small but really stylish. I use it as a bedside lamp and the bedroom looks awesome. the lamp is modern yet has a retro style that fits perfectly with my deco. Love it!!!
By: Lisbeth D., Renter (Pittsburgh,PA)
Awesome designer piece!
I usually love all things Philippe Stark, an this lamp is no exception. Adds a great contemporary touch to a reading nook in my bedroom, but I've already gotten so many complements and questions about it - thinking about moving it to another more public area of the house. Great conversation starter no doubt.
By: Brian, Homeowner (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)
Perfect little lamp!
I first saw a red Miss K in a boutique hotel in Bangkok & it was love at first sight - gorgeous lamp, great dimmer function & such a small footprint! I bought one (clear/silver) at DWR for my partner to use as a bedside lamp but was APPALLED at the shipping costs. Thank goodness for Y-Lighting -- bought another one for my bedside & love it!
By: SVR, Renter (Brooklyn, NY)
sleek looking lamp
The shade is a bit on the "delicate" side, but it is a beautiful and sleek looking lamp. Extremely lightweight with small footprint. I was specifically looking for a small footprint with a dimmer switch. Dimmer hums a bit when low. Great for a small bedside table.
By: Kimberly V., Renter (NY NY)
Cool Design, Superior Technolgy
The lenticular lens acts like a polaroid filter - it keeps the direct light out of your eyes, glare off your monitors, and sends the light down onto the the work surface, and up into the ambient ceiling bounce. Great looking, modern design, small desktop footprint. in my taste, go with the halogen bulb, not incandescent.
By: John Z., Renter (Penthouse in NYC)
This light certainly makes a statement. It is has a beautiful form and is quite functional.
By: Andrew, Homeowner (Ithaca, NY)
Great as a bedside lamp. The dimmer allows for flexibility- bright for reading, dim for other things.
By: rubyp3, Homeowner (pittsburgh pa)
It's very beautiful and perfect for the space--I love it.
This is a superbly crafted lamp with beautiful diffused light. It's very clean, contemporary and practical. Just what I was searching for.
By: Cathy B., Homeowner (Denver, CO USA)
Great Lamp, but replacement parts hard to find
I bought this lamp ~ 3 years ago and have very much enjoyed it. I love the look and the dimmer feature. Unfortunately, a fuse in the lamp blew a few months ago, and my husband has been leading a fruitless search for a replacement (replacement bulbs were challenging to find, but the fuse has proven impossible to date). He has tried four hardware stores and has messages in with ylighting.
Other than this issue, I would highly recommend the Miss K. It is too expensive, however, to last only 2 - 3 years.
By: Amy, Homeowner (San Francisco)
I like the work of Phillipe Starck
I purchased this lamp as a gift for one of my family and not for my own use.
I thought the design would work well in this California home. It is being used in the front entrance hall on a long chest of drawers. The decor of the house is scandinavian, art deco, and contemporary with white walls, dark wood floors, leather, and yellow upholstery. I think the lamp works well with all of this.
By: Dorothy C., Designer (Cleveland, Ohio)
A perfectly downscale lamp with a delicate aesthetic
The Miss K lamp is a perfectly scaled lamp for bedside or other intimate settings. With its lightweight look and sleek curves, the Miss K is a stylish complement to any modern interior. It is sure to be a classic.
By: KC, Designer (St. Louis, MO)
I love the Miss K Lamp because it is sleek, shiny yet minimal (like the perfect jewely) when off and it comes to life when lit, casting a beautiful, luminous glow ideal for reading.
The Miss K lamp exceeds my expectations and I want to put one everywhere! It is a fine piece of work--a beautiful and equally functional object that is at once glamourous and understated.
By: Stephanie D., Homeowner (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
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