When you have enough money, lighting up rooms can be as much a stylistic choice as a functional necessity. Originally designed in 1951, Jean Louis Domecq's lamp isn't just a classic piece of mid-century design, it's also as flexible as a Cold War gymnast.
The stainless steel floor lamp bends and twists at six different joints into virtually any shape you could want for your living room, bedroom, parlour, foyer, servant's quarters, third garage, second attic, you name it. But of course the real reason you spend nearly $US2000 on a made-to-order lamp is because it's a work of art that sheds a positive light on everything around it — including you. [Jielde]