- Mica floor lamps cast a soft glow through the shade and create a pool of light below or above, making them perfect for ambient light.
- Mica shades are durable but not unbreakable. Do not place mica floor lamps or floor lamps with glass shades in high traffic areas where they could be tipped over.
- Mica floor lamps are perfect for Mission or Craftsman style furniture and interior design.
Originating in the later 19th century with the advent of the Arts & Crafts design movement, mica became a popular material for lamp shades on floor lamps, table lamps and ceiling fixtures including chandeliers and pendants. The natural mineral flakes are mixed with shellac or produced in sheets to create panels for lampshades. These mica lampshades come in a range of colors from pale cream to deep amber, depending on the finish. This range of warm toned colors can be paired with a number of lamp base styles to create stylish floor lamps that recall the hand-crafted craftsmanship of earlier days and designs.
Mica floor lamps tend to follow the traditional style of the original mica lamp shades of the Arts & Crafts movement. Paired with warm, antique metal finishes like bronze, aged brass and copper, the rich tones of the mica become the star. Craftsman, Mission and Modern styles are common styles for mica floor lamps as well as traditional floor lamps
. Simple shapes on the shades and bases keep the focus on the unusual color and patterns of the mica mineral that composes the shades.
Mica floor lamps can be used wherever floor lamps are used throughout the home, office, hotel or professional setting. The warm, diffused light from the mica shade give these floor lamps a unique light that bathes the space in a warm glow. Mica floor lamps can be found in single lights to multiple lights, providing a wide range of lighting applications for ambient or task lighting like reading lamps. A mica floor lamp would be right at home in a corner, hall or nook—anywhere where light is needed but space is tight.