Another example of a good Ikea product failed by its inferior supporting product.
We have the Samtid lamp. I like this lamp because it has an industrial design to it. It has cantilevered arms and springs. It reminds me an Artemide Tolomeo floor lamp. The Ikea lamp gives out a nice light, both up and downlight and the shade diffuses the light. We placed it at the corner of our dining area.
Ikea did well to design such a nice lamp but the lampshade simply failed it. Take a look at what happened to our shade.
|The shade warped out of shape.|
I came across this at my trip to Ikea with The Wife today. The Lobbo shade. The displayed set looks the same as the Samtid shade. At SGD6.90, why not?
The 3-spoke fitting is slight longer than the Samtid. Maybe someone in their Quality Control (QC) unit realised that the heat from the lightbulb might have contributed to the shade being warped out of shape.
Original Samtid spoke on top. You can see the length difference.
The Lobbo fitting is on the left and the original Samtid is the right.
|A nice light.|
Speaking of similar lamps, another Ikea lamp that reminds me of a designer lamp is the Ikea Stockholm floor lamp (left). Does it look similar in design to the AJ Floor lamp? You can say the Ikea designers might have taken 'inspiration' from the the AJ Floor lamp. The Ikea lamp costs SGD299 but the AJ Floor is in the thousands.
Please view our other Ikea related items and project on this blog
1) Ikea Orgel Table Lamp here. Ideas to replace the original lampshade.
2) Ikea Ljusa Hang Powered Flashlight here. No more batteries.
3) Ikea Sansad Table here. How to install.
4) Ikea Stuva Wordrobe for the kids, here.