1 Structo by Curio
This slender number casts 90 per cent of its light downwards and 10 per cent up, providing both focused task light and a warm ambient glow. It features touch dimming and a remote control app that syncs to smartphones. The beechwood design is available in six colourways, including black, pink and yellow.
2 Planet by SeedDesign
A copper or brass hand-crank gear device serves as a fulcrum for the elongated body of this architectural desk lamp. The system adjusts the height, while the pole can be lengthened or shortened via a thumbscrew. Maxing its flexibility, the LED embedded head can be pivoted in multiple directions.
3 Mini by Anglepoise
A near-exact replica of the Original 1227 that was launched in 1935, the Mini desk lamp offers the iconic articulated design at only two-thirds the size. Part of a new collection that includes a table lamp and two wall versions, the compact guy comes in Linen White, Jet Black and Dove Grey. Available from January 2016.
4 Volée by FontanaArte
A device under the head of this unobtrusive lamp turns it on and off with the wave of a hand, and a gentle tap to a sensor on its top adjusts the four levels of brightness. It also features a five-hour auto shutoff function, and is available in anthracite grey, light grey, white and fluorescent yellow.
5 Steel Lab Light by Karakter Copenhagen
Designer Andrea Kleinloog was inspired by vintage lab equipment when conceiving this lamp. Resembling a science stand, the piece is made entirely of spray-painted steel and has a vertically adjustable shade.