One of the most common sub-typologies of table light, desk lights tend to be highly functional lamps with low profiles primarily intended to provide direct task lighting for a work area. Some are sleek and minimalist, like Lederam T1 from Catellani & Smith or Magneto from Foscarini, while others indulge in a bolder, more assertive presence like London from Original BTC or Glaive from Bert Frank.
Minimalist functionality imbues Koncept's Equo, Splitty, and Lady 7 table lamps with a contemporary feel, while those looking for timelessly classic desk lamp forms will enjoy table lights such as Goldman from Flos and Original BTC's Bankers. If you desire something a little bit fun and offbeat, we recommend Kenneth Cobonpue's Little People, Gabriel Scott's Luna A-Series Desk Lamp, or Taj from Kartell. Oluce's Acrilica and Normann Copenhagen's Shelter will suit those who seek a strong yet simple presence.
For those seeking a desk lamp evoking Japanese design, look no further than Keshi T table light from B.lux. Mona from Brokis offers a sense of elegance with its blown glass diffuser, and Grashoppa from Gubi is a designer lighting icon that will complete your mid-century-modern home office.