9 desk lamps to upgrade your WFH setup
When it comes to choosing a modern desk lamp, technology can’t help but catch on in the interior design world, which means how it looks is just as important as how it works.
Some lamps have become cult, like the Spring Anglepoise designed in 1931 by a car suspension designer, or the Lumio reading light which is instantly familiar and undeniably fun. Then there are the lights with built-in smart functions to help reduce eye strain and help you focus longer, and those that can get smart with the right accessories, such as the Philips Hue starter pack or a light bulb. smart IKEA Tradfri.
We would never want to fall into the trap of style over substance, so we have selected some of the most contemporary and advanced pieces to brighten up any home office. Some offer portability, while others offer modern additions like USB-C ports and wireless charging capabilities.
Your desk lamp will at the very least brighten up your workspace, but what else do you need? Will you be using it for everyday computer work, complex manual work, or to catch up on some reading? Do you need wireless charging, USB ports and app control, or just want another experience Mad Men inspired by mid-century fantasy. Either way, we’ve got it covered.
Anglepoise & Paul Smith
The Type 75 mini desk lamp sees Paul Smith unleash his design magic on the iconic Anglepoise. This is not his first collaboration with them, and we are all the happier for it. The functional, Pixar-approved, simple yet ingenious design is compact enough to sit on your desk or bring a living space to life. It comes in four glorious editions: from an all-black model except for a colored stripe, to a luminous primary palette inspired by Mondrian. Most interesting, however, might be the Fourth Edition, based on the color scheme Paul Smith created from a single version of the Land Rover Defender.