Award-winning Washington, D.C., talent Jonah Takagi domesticated his steel lamp in powder blue and fuchsia.
Bluff City Light by Atelier Takagi, $700; ateliertakagi.com


It can be laid flat or hung, but mount this light on its stand and it becomes part task lamp, part old-school microphone.
Cage Mic by Diesel for Foscarini, $697; thefuture­perfect.com


Belgium's Stefan Schöning knows about industrial lighting; he redesigned all the traffic signals in Flanders. This fixture resembles a trouble lamp­, but with the proportions of a birdcage.
La Cage by Stefan Schöning for Dark, $225; dark.be


Drawn to the work light's silhouette, Sweden's Form Us With Love made two tweaks: an exaggerated chrome frame and optional 24-karat-gold plating.
Work Lamp by Form Us With Love, $125; thefutureperfect.com

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