This block lamp has been kicking around Swedish design circles (as well as MoMa’s gift shop) for a couple years now, but they’ve recently issued an amber-tinted block that gives the lamp some much needed shading.
The genius of the lamp is how it fits into a room. It’s certainly not a floor lamp—unless you’re going for that “emergency lighting” look—but it’s not exactly a table lamp either. It’s just a dangling bulb, rendered in a form that won’t break or burn down your apartment. It’s both bluntly utilitarian and such a radical departure that it’s hard to even call it a lamp.
Of course, we expect nothing less from the Swedes.