Making tabletops more stylish and late nights somewhat bearable, task lamps have rightfully earned their place on our desks. But these contemporary models — some in vibrant colors, others in chic black and polished metal — are hardly all work and no play. Shop 20 of our favorite desk lamps here.
You can't wrong with a classic task lamp design like this especially in a bold brassy finish.
$1,200, Ralph Lauren
This ultra modern task lamp is intricate in style and minimalist in color scheme.
The three angular arms of this task lamp make it a stunning sculptural addition to your glam workspace.
$1,970, AHA Life
A handmade iron desk lamp is the chic home office statement piece you're missing.
The dome lampshade will give your desk major Art Deco vibes.
$995, Neiman Marcus
The drum shade, which complements the ivory-lacquered base, will help to cast a soft glow that makes late nights feel a little more relaxed.
$595, The Mine
This chic lamp will fit into any decor style, because gold is pretty much a neutral, right?
A sleek task lamp like this will elevate your desk at or work or at home, given your co-workers don't mind bold design.
For the maximum amount of light, go for a task lamp without a shade like this futuristic strobe.
$1,820, AHA Life
For the multi-tasker, one light won't be enough. You *need* a desk lamp with a minimum of five bulbs.
Edison bulbs are having a comeback and we are so here for it. Go for a desk lamp like this with a glass shade that puts the mesmerizing bulb on display.
$52, Birch Lane
For an industrial-style office, this iron-and-glass desk lamp will definitely fit in.
This copper-and-marble task lamp looks like it would fit perfectly into a trendy co-working office that includes free matcha and Bring Your Dog To Work Day.
You can't go wrong with this classic.
$79, Pottery Barn
Simple and chic, this task lamp is the perfect contemporary design.
The alabaster dome of this desk lamp casts a gemstone effect, making your office a little more fun.
$2,100, Neiman Marcus
Give yourself some more desk space with this wooden, LED task lamp that clips to the tabletop.
Add some glam to your office with this mercury glass task lamp — the perfect balance of playful and professional.
$149, Pottery Barn
This mid-century modern gets a contemporary upgrade with its brass detailing.
$760, AHA Life
Go futuristic chic with this fun, metallic lamp design.