See the light
Every so often, a new design comes along that is so clever in its simplicity that you know it’s going to spawn a wave of copycats. The Octagon desk lamp by Ginko is just such a thing and has been winning plenty of prestigious awards this year. It was a Gift of the Year 2018 Award Winner in the UK in the contemporary gift category. It’s wireless, rechargeable and has a touch control button as well as a light diffusing cover, and its special octagon base means that it can be used at any angle, even lying directly on its side on a shelf as a spotlight for late readers in bed. It comes in a range of beautiful natural wood finishes to complement your home. €89, arnotts.ie.