On your right: The less-is-more Bauhaus table lamp by German design pioneers Wilhelm Wagenfeld and Carl Jucker. Almost 30 years the poodle’s senior, this little illuminator is a sleek study in proportion and materials. Its combination of clear and opaline glass and nickel-plated metalwork helped land it in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, which sells it today.
So, for your $700, which one to go with? Doggone if we could decide. Poodle lamp, $650, (310) 289-6868, www.phyllismorris.com; Bauhaus lamp, $695, (800) 793-3167, www.momastore.org