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Choosing a desk lamp is not easy: the light must be diffuse and homogeneous. Shadows on the work surface and reflections are strictly forbidden.
Within a 100 euros budget, there are many design alternatives.
I picked up some desk lamps in one of my moodboards and this is the result:
Dalù | Artemide
Designed by Vico Magistretti, Dalù is part of the Italian design history with its sister Eclisse. Less known, but perhaps more fascinating, it is timeless elegance.
Svirvel | Ikea
IKEA is always a good alternative: Mini price, maxi functionality. Arm and head are adjustable, and the light beam is not too small.
Mini Sophie | FrauMaier
Delicacy is the first word that comes to my mind looking at it. It is equipped with a dimmer, which allows you to adjust the light, and is very adaptable. Rose expresses the best of its aesthetic, but it is available in other colors.
Colette | Pedrali
Designed by Alberto Basaglia and Natalia Rota Nodari, Colette is pure elegance. Entirely made in polycarbonate, its light is very soft. If you are an illustrator or you use the desk for precision work, it’s not the best option.
Mayday | Flos
Winner of the Compasso d’Oro in 2001, Mayday is designed by Konstantin Grcic. It’s perfect for those who are always on the move, for those who love changing spaces. With its hook handle you can hang it everywhere, even in the garden.
Moresque | Seletti
Made of ceramic and inspired by the arabesques of the Alhambra, Moresque is the desk lamp that makes the structure protagonist and remove the lampshade. It is perfect for those who love the mix&match style.
If the desk is not so big, I suggest you to use a pendant lamp: this is my desk.
Do you have other suggestions? Please, write me in the comments or on my Facebook page. I love to learn something new 😉