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Editor's Pick: Tom Dixon's Halogen Pendant Lamp

Looking for a conversation piece to design a room around? This showstopper sheds the demure lamp shade and bares it all, letting its inner light shine.

Tom Dixon's halogen pendant lamp draws on the British furniture and interior designer's love of vintage laboratory equipment. And yet there's nothing sterile about this palm-size glass fixture. Concentric circles ring the bottom half of the see-through shell, casting ripples of light below, while a subtle, smoked veil covers the top to rein in the glare. Hang it over a counter or a table to get the maximum impact of the watery rays, and be sure to let it hover at eye level—this piece is meant to be fetishized up close.
$500; abchome.com

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