Interestingly enough, another similar black dome-shade lamp that's adjustable in height but without the folding arm looks right at home in the hushed elegance of a Charleston beach home, a far cry from the Barcelona loft.
Here chrome pharmacy lamps take on a '40s glamour in a silver-grey living room. One floor lamp on each end of the sofa reinforces the symmetry without obstructing the view or competing with the large floor lamp on the opposite wall.
Pharmacy lamps with arc shaped arms are the perfect solution for a reading light in front of large view windows — their delicate silhouette doesn't stop the eye as other large floor lamps might, and they almost look like trees bowing in the wind.
In this case, the balance that was carefully created with the sculptural shelving unit and wall art is not disrupted by the pharmacy lamp because it contributes zero visual noise.