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Here Are the Best Task Lights for Your WFH Space

These stylish desk lamps are sure to inspire your next bright idea.

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Whether you’re burning the midnight oil or simply grinding through another nine-to-five day, there’s really no arguing the importance of good lighting. Save the desk itself, a proper task lamp is the workhorse of any office setup: It illuminates your to-do list, provides you with a flattering Zoom glow, or simply makes your work-from-home space beautiful. Properly outfitting your home office with the right level of light will also boost productivity—and your mood—too. So if your desk is feeling a bit dark, or if you’re just ready for an upgrade, here’s a roundup of the most stylish lamps for the job.

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1 Kaiser Idell Lamp
Fritz Hansen
Christian Dell

This iconic Bauhaus design was recently relaunched in a bold cherry red and we’re totally here for it. 

2 Domes Lamp

The classic library lamp gets a chic update with this marble base light designed by Barcelona firm Mermelada Estudio.

3 Pierce Modern Brass Lamp
Lamps Plus
Robert Abbey

This layered geometric brass light makes the perfect statement piece for any desk setup.

4 Matin Lamp

Topped with a pleated shade in an assortment of jewel-tone hues, this light, designed by Inga Sempé for HAY, will add a trendy touch to your desktop. 

5 Maxine AdessoCharge Desk Lamp

This multitasking lamp is not only chic, but it also charges your phone.

6 FlowerPot VP3 Lamp
Verner Panton for &Tradition

Sweet pastels meets Scandi cool in this minimalist silhouette from Verner Panton.  

7 Flynn Table Lamp
Serena & Lily
Serena & Lily

This rattan-shade light has us dreaming of Summer Fridays.

8 Bethany Lamp

The classic banker’s lamp gets an update with the prettiest pink milk glass.

9 Trident Lamp
Eleish Van Breems

This bendable, leather-wrapped steel light is like a work of art for the desk. 

10 Geneva Dome Lamp
Jonathan Adler
Jonathan Adler

Swiss precision gets a dose of equestrian chic in this nickel-and-marble lamp accented with navy leather.

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