Editor's Picks: Top 10 Table Lamps

Whether suspended aloft in grand clusters or hovering gently over an intimate table setting, pendant lights are the unequivocal jewels in any lighting range. Our picks for most illuminating modern pendant lights—crafted from wood, steel, glass, and aluminum; welded, turned, cut, and polished—are dazzling examples of what happens when art, craft and bright ideas converge.


Menu - JWDA Table Lamp

Solid proof that it's possible to be both impeccably tailored and comfortably plush.

Axo Light - Muse Table Lamp

The very definition of a classic beauty: a stool that looks forever young at the ripe old age of 80.

Zero - RGB Table Lamp

No bells and whistles needed. When craftsmanship is this good, there's nothing to hide.


Foscarini - Binic Table Lamp

Metal that's thin as paper and folds like origami. Real Good? How about real great?

Fatboy - Transloetje Table Lamp

No "slum of legs" on this table. When it comes to elegance, this pedestal stands alone.

FLOS - Copycat Table Lamp

Just try serving coffee on this flowery table—without smiling. Not possible.

Pablo - Pixo LED Task Light

What's not to like about a clean and functional piece, capable of doing double duty?

Le Klint - Mutatio Table Lamp

It may be museum material, but this 1967 gem is still accessible to design geeks like me.

Blu Dot - Punk Lamp

Most with least: barely-there minimalism meets supreme efficiency.

Fontan Arte - Blom Table Lamp

Forget crystal balls; a shiny copper pendant portends a warmer and rosier future.