Versatile lighting pieces to suit myriad spaces in your home
For adaptable, multifunctional lamps to complement your space, look to these cleverly designed pieces for inspiration
Lamps have come a long way from a rudimentary, single light bulb affixed to a stand with a shade. Today, smart engineering has resulted in lamps that not only provide basic illumination, but are also adaptable, stylish, and more efficient than before. The shift to LED, along with the development of new technologies and innovative materials, has also allowed designers to create lighting that’s gentler on the eyes, and more user-friendly for modern homeowners. Top picks also include multifunctional lamps that provide a source of light while doubling up as a furniture piece or an accessory. From modular systems to lamps that provide both light and acoustic insulation, we scoured the market for some of the cleverest products available. Here are 10 spiffy lamps that combine the best of form and function.
DESK BUDDY When he was a student at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 2015, Danish designer Mads SætterLassen created the Buddy lamp, which won the Northern Lighting Student Design Award. This cute, compact lamp comes with a multi-directional shade, and is equipped with a container for pens, stationery, keys or loose change to help busy students, artists and office workers keep their desk clutter-free. SætterLassen describes Buddy as “the little helper everyone needs”.