Design by Pete Stathis, 2006.
A minimalist statement in form and proportion. Tube Top combines a transparent formed acrylic base to support its elegant mesh fabric shade in tension, steering away from conventional modes of construction. Its lightweight shade appears to float freely, gently tethered by its fabric cord. Available in three sizes. Color choices: White shade/Clear base; Charcoal shade/Charcoal base; or White shade/Charcoal base.
Material(s): Acrylic, fabric
Lamp Type: incandescent
Peter Stathis is a designtrepreneur leading Virtual Studio, a collaborative design and strategic licensing venture he founded in 1989. Projects encompass all types of high and low-tech products, furniture, lighting, and accessories.
His work is included in the permanent collections of major museums nationally including MoMA NY and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Awards include Chicagoís Museum of Architecture and Designís Good Design Award, the IDSA International Design Excellence Award and the I.D. Annual Design Review.
The interpretation of light in its many forms, refined design solutions, and a distinctive timeless style; these are the underlying elements of Pablo's design mission. At the forefront of American lighting design, Pablo's designs exemplify an uncompromising devotion to simplicity and usefulness, fusing the highest technical sensibilities with the most appropriate material pallet to create unique and precious designs that transform any environment.
If I could wear it, I would!
At the suggestion of one of your saleswomen, I purchased the Tube Top Table Lamp in clear. Snazzy. Great light. Have received several compliments. Goes with everything. In fact, I think I am going to order another right now!
By: Jane M., Homeowner (New York City, New York)
Tube top lamp
Perfect for my decor. I use this in my bedroom and with the infinite dimmer, it works well when you want to adjust for just the right amount of light.
By: Brooklyner, Renter (Brooklyn, NY)
Great lamp -- make sure you get the right one
There's more than one size. Make sure you're getting the one you think you are. I thought I was getting the one with two bulbs, and the smaller size I ended up with is a bit dim for reading. That said, I'm too lazy to return it, and it's even more stylish in person, and thoughtfully designed in all its details, from the switch to the shade. Be prepared to wipe off the dust once a week.
By: David S., Homeowner (Seattle)
Lives up to expectations.
I love this lamp. Very high quality construction, fabulous design. Lighting is quite adequate for bedside reading. Love the dimmer switch on the cord. Not one complaint.
By: Bonita B., Homeowner (Chicago, IL)
Love the clean lines and modern aesthetic.
The tube top table lamp creates a high style focal point without overpowering other key design elements. It casts a warm but bright light and compliments any contemporary room. I highly recommend this item.
By: Karin D., Homeowner (California)
Nice cord and dimmer is precise although wish it didnt make the click noise as you turn off and on since we are using as nightstand lighting. Thick lucite charcoal is kinda brownish but I love the retro feel of these lights and great ambient lighting as well.
By: Tracy, (Seattle)
GREAT DESIGN. GREAT PRICE.
Love this lamp. The brown cloth cord is the perfect old-school feature of an otherwise very modern, high-tech lamp. The cloth shade emits no light so the lamp casts a nice glow out of the top and bottom for perfect ambient lighting.
By: S.G., (DALLAS, TX, USA)
This is an interesting small lamp.
We needed a small lamp to place on a vintage Danish modern secretary. This lamp suited the space quite well. We appreciate the dimmer and the overall quality of the lamp. It is a unique look for little money.
By: Lance C., Homeowner
Output + Style = Value!
Generally, I am on the fence with plastic light fixtures, but this one is a great representation of how the material works beautifully with design and function. I have the mid size clear base with white shade. I am using 2x 57w E26 A19 halogen lamps for perfect light on a small dining/work table enhanced by the dimmer that's included. Order arrived very quickly. Highly recommended.
By: David S., Architect (San Francisco, CA)
Great quality and light output.
Easy to set up. Quality is impeccable and the light for reading is perfect.
By: Mike T., Homeowner (Seattle, WA)
The Tube Top arrived about an hour ago... after a little cable management I just turned it on. Love it. I have the mid size with white shade/clear base. The dimmer that is included is key. Beautiful fixture on a small, modern dining table. The light and fixture size is perfect for dining and working. Very highly recommended.
By: Volochef, Homeowner (San Francisco)
Lamp adapts to many designs.
Order was processed quickly and received as predicted. Lamp is just as described and even included the bulbs, although web site indicated they were not included.
Will be a customer in future.
By: Murano L., Homeowner (Miami Beach, FL USA)
Handsome contemporary lamp adaptable to any design.
The ordering process was very efficient and the lamp was delivered sooner than expected. Quality product and good design. Will definitively recommend to friends.
By: M. L., Homeowner (Miami, FL, USA)
I love this versatile lamp. Easy to order and fast delivery. Great customer service.
By: M. L., (Miami, FL USA)
I love my new light.
Perfect beside lamp; modern, dimmable, petite. All the Pablo lights I have endure both time, use and whimsey.
By: Jana, Renter (El Cerrito, CA)
A Pablo lamp makes for a much appreciated wedding gift!
Newlyweds never have lighting on their list but it is my theory that almost no one has enough light in their home and this lamp fits anywhere. It is outfitted with a dimmer that makes it perfect for any dark spot. I have received a glowing thank you note every time.
By: Kathy H., (Washington DC)
Just bought two of these lamps after my decorator recommended them. They look fantastic! The dimmer is a nice feature.
By: Andrea, Homeowner (Chicago, IL)
Great little lamp!
Love the clean lines and shape of this little bedside lamp. It looks great on my son's bedside table. I just wish it was 2 or 3 inches taller.
By: K, Renter (Oakland, CA)
So far great little lamp. A lot of style for the money.
This lamp is a great deal and looks and feels like it cost much more than it does, especially at the sale price on Ylighting. Living with cats a big concern is how sturdy lamps are as our cats love to rub against everything. This lamp is very sturdy and seems like it would take a lot to damage it. My favorite part is the dimmer which gives you the option of having really subtle, ambient light. Great for a bedside table.
By: Kate, Designer (New York, NY)
Stunning Design and Quality.
Loved the design of the lamp but feared it might not produce enough light for my room. But the convenient dimmer dial gives you so many choices, I was able to control the light perfectly. Great design, great price, amazing value.
By: Justin V., (Portland, OR, USA)
Good value, pleasant little table lamp.
As with many of Pablo products, the design is nice, but material quality is just okay. It would be cooler made out of thick glass instead of plastic. Light quality is nice. Dimmer is a big plus for me.
By: K, Architect (San Francisco)
We love the tube top lamp!
We love the Tube Top Lamp! The color options are beautiful and fit many different kinds of rooms. We purchased this one in medium gray for our bedroom, and it is very elegant. We purchased the small in dark blue for our son, and it's also perfect for his room. Next one will be for our daughter to match her room! With the contrasting white shade, you get a nice quality of light with a dimmer control.
By: Desiree D., Renter (Chase, MD)
Stylish, simple lamp!
Super, stylish, elegant lamp. Very happy with it. Love the dimmer. Seems sturdy, too.
By: Rick, Architect (Madison, WI)
Great Looking, Cool Construction
We needed lamps quickly, and liked the way these looked online, and we couldn't have been happier with how they worked out. They were technically out of stock, but Y Lighting called the manufacturer and was able to have 2 shipped to us within 2 days. Once they arrived, they were even cooler than we had anticipated. The construction is really smart - the base is 1 piece of bent acrylic and the shade is actually just a cloth tube that keeps the base together at the top. The lamp even comes with it's own dimmer which is a great detail, especially at this pricepoint.
By: Lushlife, Homeowner (Los Angeles)
Elegant Modern Lamp
We purchased two of the Pablo Tube Top lamps for nightstands in our very modern weekend home. They are the perfect blend of classic design with the rectangular shade but updated in the coolest way with the Lucite base. It seems to float in the room. And the dimmer is simply fabulous.
By: K.B., Homeowner (Chicago)
very cool style and great function
We really love the different colorways that this lamp comes in, the small profile of the base, but yet the eye-popping beauty of them.
Not to mention the in-cord switch is perfectly placed along with dimming ability, make this the perfect bedside lamp!
By: Michael K., Homeowner (San Francisco, CA)
Lovely but dim
I am very pleased with the overall design and look of this lamp. I would warn potential buyers that it is not for task lighting, although some home furnishing catalogues place them as if there would be enough illumination from the lamp to read, for instance. The smallest lamp only has a sixty-watt bulb. Nevertheless an excellent choice for ambient lighting. And much more affordable than many lamps.
By: Vance, Homeowner (Grinnell, Iowa)
Beautiful lamp, light out put concerns with charcoal shade.
I bought the large, 27" table lamp with the charcoal base and white shade. I wanted a large lamp that would generate a lot of light. The main reason I bought the largest lamp was for the two bulbs. I am happy with that configuration.
But I really like the look of the charcoal base with the charcoal shade. I bought a charcoal shade from Pablo, to have some versatility with the lamp. While the charcoal shade is beautiful, no light is visible through the shade. The only light is from above or below the shade.
By: Kevin M., Homeowner (Stevenson Ranch, CA)
Great Simple Light
I used two of the 22" (white shade, clear base) lamps on some narrow bedside tables and they worked great. My house is a rennovated midcentruy modern and the lamps blend well with the old and new.
I like the thin design and how they almost disappear when they're off. The 22" lamp has 2 dimmable bulbs (the smaller tube top lamp only has one bulb) and have a great range of soft to bright light.
The manufacturer uses a blue tape to secure the lamps in shipping and it can be difficult to remove so take it off slowly as it can tear and be nearly impossible to fully remove from under one portion of the plastic base.
By: Scott, Architect (Seattle, WA)
Love this little lamp, from the cord to the transparent plastic dimmer switch.
Perfect lamp. the 15'' may not be enough light to use for a reading light, but is perfect at providing nice ambient light. Dimmer switch is great, giving you great control over the light. Very happy with the product.
By: Daniel H., Homeowner (Chicago, IL)
They are beautiful , I love them!!!!!!
I am happy with them, what else can I say....
By: W. W., Homeowner (Greenville, Texas USA)
This lamp looks great, and is very original and well made. It throws off a very good amount of well filtered light, and features what seems to be a high quality (clear) dimmer switch. It arrived well boxed and packed -- direct from the manufacturer -- with (at least in the middle sized version) with 2 bulbs. The lamp is (obviously) open at the top and bottom and the lucite goes all the way around the four sides. The Shade seems sufficiently durable though is held on only by tension at the sides (it's very tight, however). It also came with a microfiber cloth for keeping the base clean.
Things you might not be able to see in pictures -- there is a rod that holds the light bulbs that runs horizontal inside the fixture, that causes a tiny circular shadow on both sides of the lamp box where it touches the lucite -- this is very minor. There's also a "Pablo" tag (like a shirt tag) on one side of the lamp stitched into the shade. Neither of these are a problem.
By: Ally B., Homeowner (NC, USA)
The Pablo design is impeccable, clean and beautifully crafted.
I ordered two of the lamps. The first one came in excellent condition, well packaged and properly functioning. The second lamp arrived 2 days later however, the shade was damaged, a bulb was burned out and a plastic foot was missing. Immediate action was taken by Y Lighting and I was informed that a replacement lamp would be sent. I was also instructed to box up the lamp and leave it on the doorstep for pickup. I was not going to do this until I recieved a date for pickup for fear it would be stolen off my porch. Glad I didn't because I was sent a new shade and a package of plastic feet. So the miscommunication was disappointing as well as the tedious and delicate replacement of the shade which I had to do on my own.
By: Patty N., (Waterloo NE)
Will definitely order again.
I received exemplary customer service when inquiring about the Tube Top lamp which is why I decided to order from YLighting. The lamp is beautiful and was shipped promptly. I will be recommending YLighting to my friends.
By: Jessica P., (Illinois)
Design, function, price -- all in one lamp!
Excellent solution to my lighting needs for a small bedroom. This table lamp creates a nice warm ambience while its contemporary styling fits well with the room's modern furniture.
By: Theresa C., Homeowner
A Lamp That Just Grows on You.
I bought one of these lamps years ago and my husband disliked it right out of the box. But when it came time, a few houses later, to add some more lighting, he agreed that the Tube Top had really grown on him. And he was the one last month who placed the order for two more. It's as classic and versatile a modern table lamp as there is.
By: Judy, Homeowner (Chicago)
Fantastic lamp, looks beautiful, functions perfectly.
I looked around for a long time to find the right lamp to fit an end table next to my couch in our new 2 bedroom apartment. The location required something clean and elegant, compact but at the same time large enough to use as a reading lamp. The Pablo Tube Top Table lamp does all that and makes a big style statement too.
Totally satisfied customer!
By: Philip B., Homeowner (jackson heights, NYC)
the lamp is beautiful, but the dimmer switch does buzz,just like the other woman in topanga stated.
By: lynette, Homeowner (topanga,ca)
gorgeous, but horrible buzzing sound.
this lamp is so beautiful. however, the light is on a dimmer and at every stage there is a strong high buzzing sound. it may just be that ours is defective, but it is not tolerable.
By: Mehan F., Homeowner (topanga, CA)
I like these lamps a lot.
The lamps are nicer looking in real life than the photos. I was hesitant to ourchase them sight unseen but am very happy with them.
Quality of the product is very good.
By: Larry, Renter (Newton Ma)
This is one of the best purchases in my last months. The lamp fits wonderful to many different styles of furniture. Can be used in all kind of rooms. Living room, office or as a wonderful bedside lamp.
I am thinking of buying more. Absolutely love it and got already so many compliments on it!
By: Carrie, Homeowner (New York)
Beautiful Look doesn't illumniate much.
This a beautiful lamp. The look is stellar and simple. If you are looking for much illumination, look elsewhere. The shade is fully opaque on the brown model, so you will only get light radiated up and down. As an accent lamp however, its a great find.
By: Shawn, Homeowner (Venice, CA)
I love the sleekness and simplicity of this light. It is very sexy.
The shape and size of the piece are amazing. I love Pablo Pardo designs. I love that this piece is simple, yet complex. It is made of a highly durable element, which is great. The only bad thing I could say is that it does collect dust in my place, and it is very visible since it is a lighting piece. I love it so I am willing to dust it 3x a week.
By: Gregory M., (Los Angeles, CA USA)
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