Indoor Design

Karman lamps to illuminate the kitchen table to the fullest

Posted On 23 April 2019

The kitchen has always been the backdrop of our routines. It is the place where aromas and flavours come to life, the room where we gather at the table with friends and family to spend time together. It is around a table in the kitchen that you breathe conviviality in all its essence and where functionality plays a fundamental role.

As a task area, where you not only sit down to savour precious moments of relaxation but also prepare recipes and eat meals, the table needs uniform and well-distributed brightness.


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To meet your client’s needs, follow our design suggestions, and we will accompany you step by step in choosing the most suitable designer lamps to illuminate the kitchen table.

5 tips to illuminate the kitchen table to the fullest

Correctly illuminating the kitchen table means ensuring optimal lighting at the centre of the room and outlining the aesthetic profile by installing one or more lighting design solutions in which style and functionality coexist in perfect balance.

To best realise the decorative lighting project for the home you are working on, follow our 5 design tips:

  • Focus the lighting around the table
  • Evaluate the shape and size of the table
  • Choose the lamp model based on the ceiling height
  • Use a single lamp or a chandelier for small tables
  • Create a sequence of lamps for long tables

1. Focus the lighting around the table

The table is the heart of the kitchen. It is the central point around which one does chores or simply meets family or friends for meals.

Therefore, the main objective is to make the table the focal point of your kitchen lighting design project, creating a unique atmosphere around it.

As a surface of interest, the table must enjoy optimal lighting that can ensure excellent visibility and at the same time delimit the area, making it intimate and comfortable.

2. Choose the lamp model based on the ceiling height

High or low ceiling?

Before selecting the lamp models to be installed above the kitchen table, we advise you to assess the height of the ceiling carefully. The choice of the most suitable solution varies according to the height of the ceiling, precisely the distance between it and the surface to be illuminated.


Snoob illuminating the kitchen table


For example, versatile and never banal suspension lamps are the most commonly used solutions to provide light to rooms with high or medium height ceilings, while in the case of spaces with low ceilings, ceiling lights or recessed lamps are often chosen.

3. Evaluate the shape and size of the table

Evaluating the shape and size of the table does not directly determine the choice of the lamp but could be of great help to you.

Taking table measurements into account will allow you to determine how many and which lamps to install.

For example, the illumination of a round table does not require the installation of the same number of lamps that might be needed to illuminate a long, rectangular table. Furthermore, considering the table's dimensions, you will be able to identify the most suitable models to play on contrasts of shapes and sizes, thus enriching the aesthetic potential of the entire area.

4. Small table? Use a single lamp or a chandelier of suitable dimensions

It is always better not to overdo it when it comes to illuminating small tables. In this case, you could opt for a single designer lamp for the kitchen table or choose an important chandelier, taking into consideration the size and shape of the table.

In both cases, the lighting source will have to guarantee both uniform brightness and add a note of style to the furnishing complex, without weighing it down.

5. Create a composition of multiple lamps in sequence for long tables

Concerning long tables, you could install multiple lighting sources in a sequence above the table.

Creating a composition of lamps is surprisingly advantageous in purely technical and aesthetic terms.

On the one hand, you'll get an aesthetic composition with an impactful lighting design; on the other hand, by introducing more light points you will ensure visibility and distributed lighting along the entire surface.


Sisma illuminating the kitchen table


Here are the 5 decisive steps to realise a well-structured lighting design project of great technical value. What is missing is a final touch of style, a note of aesthetic creativity that only Karman designer lamps can guarantee.

Illuminate the kitchen table with Karman lamps

Optimal lighting sources and high decorative potential, Karman lamps have an unmistakable retro taste that makes them versatile and suitable for any furnishing context.

Below, we will show you the creative design solutions designed to provide light to the kitchen table:

  • Alì e Babà
  • Le Pupette
  • Sahara
  • Snoob
  • Sisma
  • Via Rizzo 7

The timeless charm of Alì e Babà

The Alì e Babà design is inspired by ancient and intriguing stories, the same ones that have fascinated the designer Matteo Ugolini, creator of this suggestive suspension lamp.


Alì e Babà illuminating the kitchen table

Alì e Babà

An element of lighting design with a great aesthetic character summarised in a linear and clean silhouette. Available in white glazed ceramic or with a white linen lampshade, Alì e Babà guarantees that surfaces will have clear and directional brightness and is perfect for decorating spaces both individually and in composition.

Le Pupette: elegance and material spirit

Le Pupette are born from the creative mind of Edmondo Testaguzza. These are white ceramic suspension lamps available in three different sizes, to be installed separately or in composition.


Le Pupette illuminating the kitchen table

Le Pupette

Refined material spirit and functional lighting: Le Pupette are suitable for lighting rectangular and elongated tables or even small tables, giving directional light to surfaces and elegantly decorating spaces.

The evocative form of Sahara

Sahara, with its unmistakable shape that echoes the forms of cacti in a stylized way, transports us to a distant oasis where light reigns supreme and undisturbed.


Sahara illuminating the kitchen table


It is a suspension lamp, designed by Matteo Ugolini, with a structure in white or emerald green ceramic and the internal part of the lampshade in white. With Sahara the light is released energetically throughout the air, illuminating the surfaces vertically.

Snoob: the chandelier with a great stage presence

Halfway between tradition and innovation, Snoob plays the role of the classic chandelier with important dimensions, stripped, at the same time, of every decorative excess. It is a suspension lamp, made by Matteo Ugolini, with a sober and minimal design.


Snoob illuminating the kitchen table


Both in small and large sizes, Snoob is able to illuminate the table and the entire kitchen with intense and well-distributed light, decorating spaces in a refined way.

Sensory vibrations: Sisma, industrial style lamp

Sisma is one of Karman's industrial style suspension lamps with a greater aesthetic appeal. It has a natural or white painted cage structure in metal, in which there are three light bulbs, as well as points of warm and intense light, to be positioned at will, to create kaleidoscopic light patterns.


Sisma illuminating the kitchen table


Designed by Matteo Ugolini, this suspension not only has the ability to provide optimal illumination to surfaces but also has the power to capture the observer's gaze, like an authentic object of sophisticated design.

Via Rizzo 7: essential creativity

Via Rizzo 7 is a journey into the past where memories resurface and materialise into iconic and evocative forms, while light remains a timeless constant.


Via Rizzo 7 illuminating the kitchen table

Via Rizzo 7

With its lampshade, which seems to recall the shape of the old street lamps of the past, placed in the dark alleys of the small villages, the suspension Via Rizzo 7, created by Matteo Ugolini, illuminates the kitchen table and furnishes the environment with a touch of creativity.

In fact, the client can complete the aesthetic composition of the lamp by applying Pepo and Maio birds, additional accessories in white ceramic, ideal for a last decorative note.

Choose Karman lamps and illuminate the kitchen table in style

Distinctive technical qualities, a versatile concept and a surprising decorative potential: these are the salient features that outline the structural and stylistic profile of Karman lamps, not just simple lighting design solutions, but a true signature of unparalleled style.

Choosing it for your lighting project, you will get a unique result, one-of-a-kind.


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For more information, support and assistance in choosing the right models of lamps to illuminate the kitchen table you're designing, don't hesitate to contact us at this link. We are at your complete disposal.

Camilla Rossi


Camilla Rossi


Karman, an Italian company, was founded in 2005 in Fossombrone. The company's world moves itself with simplicity towards an original and personal decorative use of lighting in both private surroundings and public spaces.