8 Bright Modern Table Lamps
By Diana Budds / Published by Dwell

Capable of casting a warm glow or shining as bright as high noon, a lamp can define a space and give it character. Looking to set the mood for a night in? Need a direct beam for your nighttime reading? We plugged in, turned on, and tested out an array of lamps, from a futuristic LED to a retro walnut model, to see how they shine.

Diana Budds


A New York-based writer, Diana studied art history and environmental policy at UC Davis. Before rising to Senior Editor at Dwell—where she helped craft product coverage, features, and more—Diana worked in the Architecture and Design departments at MoMA and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She counts finishing a 5K as one of her greatest accomplishments, gets excited about any travel involving trains, and her favorite magazine section is Rewind. Learn more about Diana at: http://dianabudds.com

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