AJ Table Lamp

Originally created for a hotel in Copenhagen by Danish design star Arne Jacobsen, the sleek AJ has an expanded shade with a tiltable head that provides a large, downward-directed pool of light that you can redirect as desired. It's available in eight colors and sports a simple, old-school single-click on/off switch on its cast-iron base, so you won't fumble in the dark. [$920; dwr.com]