So here we are on Day 5 of the 12 Modern Lamps of Christmas 2012. It’s been a lot of fun so far, and there are plenty more great modern lamps to go. For a rundown on how we’ve gone about choosing this list of the best giftable lamps, take a look at Day 1.
Then be sure to come on back, ’cause you don’t want to miss our 5th lamp, which is…
For those friends of yours who like their lamps a little on the thick side, the Rook Table Lamp by Blu Dot truly makes the perfect gift. As the designers put it, “This little light of ours is, unapologetically, a bit chunky and we think it’s pretty hot.”
Hot stuff, indeed. The base is a solid tripod of warm, natural walnut. The unique geometric form of its legs keeps Rook stable whether it’s sitting upright or—when it’s feeling a bit kooky—tilted. It’s finished off with a crisp Off White linen shade and grey cord, making Rook ideal in just about any modern color scheme.
With a lamp called the Rook, it’s hard to avoid chess cliches. So I won’t. This happy modern lamp will be a definite gifting checkmate. So don’t wait too long to make your move.