10 Easy Pieces: Desk Lamps by

Issue 9 · The Writer's Desk · October 23, 2007

10 Easy Pieces: Desk Lamps

Issue 9 · The Writer's Desk · October 23, 2007

Every desk needs a handsome lamp. Here are 10 favorites that will fill this need (an offer good lighting to work under).

Ballfinger table lamp

Above: The Ballfinger table lamp from Germany; $750 from Nest Living

Adjustable Arc No 109

Above: The Adjustable Arc No 109 handcrafted desk lamp; price upon request from David Weeks Studio

Job polished stainless steel desk lamp

Above: Job polished stainless steel desk lamp with borosilicate glass cover over the stem; approx. $2200 at Plug Lighting

Bestlite desk lamp

Above:The Bestlite desk lamp by Robert Budley Best in 1930; $549 at Unica Home

Signal Desk Lamp

Above: Signal Desk Lamp by Jielde, available in nineteen colors including mustard, water green, pastel blue, olive green, and red; $440 at Horne

Type75 Task Lamp

Above: Type75 Task Lamp from Anglepoise; $165 at YLighting

Hi-Light Task Lamp

Above: Hi-Light Task Lamp, available in nine colors; $69 at PB Teen

Hector Table Lamp

Above: Hector Table Lamp made in the UK, a fine bone china shade adds wonderful ambient light when illuminated; $225 at Horne

Archie Desk Lamp

Above: Archie Desk Lamp; $78 at Chiasso

Antifoni Work Lamp

Above: Antifoni Work Lamp in silver; $24.99 at Ikea

L1 Task Light

Above: L1 Task Light design by Jac Jacobsen in 1937 is available with an edge clamp or base; $189 at YLighting

Tolomeo Micro Table Lamp

Above: Tolomeo Micro Table Lamp designed by Michele De Lucchi, Giancarlo Fassini; $290 at YLighting

Strive Desk Lamp

Above: Strive Desk Lamp, $49.95 at Crate and Barrel

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