If your parents ever scolded you for not turning on the light while doing your homework (“How can you see right now?!”), you know the importance of a good task lamp, especially if you put in long hours at work. Squinting away in bad lighting—or relying solely on the glow of your laptop—doesn’t just tire your eyes, it also feels a little gloomy come 11 p.m.
Traditional desk lights haven’t always been the most attractive, but a crop of design-forward brands are quickly changing that. The proof: these 24 colorful lamps that double as works of art.
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