Our epic quest for an inexpensive bedside lamp has led us, perhaps predictably, in a roundabout route right back to Ikea (which is right where we started). This slim Jansjö comes in a kicky pink (as well as red, black, and silver), uses LEDs, and has a slight 5" diameter base which would slip in nicely with all the clutter that will surround it. Is it cute enough to win out in the great showdown against Lykta, which we have been eyeing for ages? Only a Saturday trip to the Swedish superstore—and an on-the-spot decision—will tell.
Possibly the first light made completely of polycarbonate in transparent or batch-dyed black. It takes three 40-watt E14 bulbs.
- For Brussels-based furniture designer Christiane Högner, inspiration comes less from glossy design mags than the castoffs she finds on the streets of Belgium.