The truth is: we can't say enough good things about Los Angeles-based lighting designers Atelier de Troupe. And friends of mine feel the same way—they swear by Atelier's Potence Jib Lamp as, "an instant upgrade to any drab city apartment." Now, it's one of the workshop's latest designs, the Torche Sconce, that's on our wish list.
Above: The Torche Sconce is made from darkened steel with a brass jib and an adjustable dark steel arm and shade. Handmade in California, it's 14 inches tall, and has a 6-inch shade and a 5-by-6-inch square backplate; $575 from Atelier de Troupe.
Above: The jib arm pivots 180 degrees and the shade swivels 360 degrees, offering a full expanse of illumination. The Torche is UL listed for safety and comes hardwired or with 8 feet of twisted cloth cord (in cream or black).