Typical lamp construction has the electrical cord run from the socket, down through the lamp body, and exit out the side of the lamp base. Depending on the lamp body, the cord is usually concealed from view.
What if the lamp body does not lend itself to concealing the electrical cord? For example, a lamp body made of clear glass. In situations like these, ”French wiring” is an option. A French wired lamp has the electrical cord exit near the bulb socket, as opposed to running down the lamp internally and exiting at the base. Here are a few examples:
The Garrison Glass Jug Lamp from Arteriors features a rustic yet contemporary design. Industrial elegance abounds with a jug shaped clear glass body cinched with an iron ring in vintage brass finish. French wired, the lamp cord exits the vintage brass neck above the lamp body, as opposed to running down the lamp internally and exiting at the base.
The Edmund table lamp borrows influence from mid-century modern style with geometric angles in its sleek frame. One side of its unique base opens with a hidden clasp, allowing you to place with decorative objects or treasures inside. French wired, the lamp cord exits the antique brass neck above the lamp body, as opposed to running through the display case body and exiting at the base.
French wired, a red fabric lamp cord exits the back of the Rio Iron Desk Lamp’s adjustable shade and can be wrapped around the faux wood body for added interest.
Forged iron rings seem to magically float upright as an off-white linen shade hovers around the top of this innovative table lamp. Fixture is French wired because of the unique construction/material of the lamp body.
Crafted from amber glass, the Twist Candlestick Lamp has impeccable clarity and radiant shine. French wired to preserve the glass candlestick’s clarity, the taupe fabric lamp cord exits right at the bulb socket, as opposed to running down the lamp internally and exiting at the base.
The look of a French wired lamp may take some time to get accustomed to and would undoubtedly bother some people to have the cord dangling down from the top of the lamp. What do you think?