High Low: Pink Task Lamps

Peter Dolkas
highlow2 For Richer:  Developed in the 1950s, French lighting manufacturer Jieldé's industrial task and floor lamps were ground-breaking, thanks to their ability to twist and turn at the joints without conflict to the wiring. The reliable and practical lights have since become design icons, beloved as much for their functionality as for their elegant, slender shape. Launched in 2006, the brand's Signal Collection, a line of smaller, more colorful task lamps is perfect for the home -- and this fuchsia desk lamp is the perfect pop of cheer for a grueling work area. Jieldé Signal Desk Lamp, $440, Horne.
highlow1 For Poorer:  Clearly inspired by Jieldé's iconic design, this much more affordable product shares the biggest benefits of the original: a repositionable design (with three pivot points) and an eye-catching hot-pink hue. If you're looking to light up a desk and bring a little color to your home, it gets the job done and then some. (It's available in five other colors, too.) Hi-Light Task Lamp, $79, PB Teen.

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