Let there be light: Six of the best table-top turn-ons

1. Leaf table lamp

£135, Occa Home. Add a touch of natural elegance to your living-room with this silver foliage base, complete with silk shade. 0844 879 4258, occa-home.co.uk

2. Jolie table lamp

John Lewis, £35. Jolie, indeed, is this hot pink statement-maker, with a visible internal flex. Also available in green, black and red. 0845 604 9049, johnlewis.com

3. Mandy bamboo lamp

B&Q, £20.48. For an oriental twist, this spherical lantern is sophisticated simplicity itself. diy.com

4. Lab lamp

Duffy London, £199.15. Built from a clamp stand and a Pyrex flask, this is certain to induce nostalgia for misspent chemistry lessons. hiddenartshop.com

5. Pineapple table lamp

Graham & Green, £95. Fruity flamboyance in antiqued silver. 0845 130 6622, grahamandgreen.com

6. Wire table lamp

VerPan, £695. Reissue of the 1970s design classic from the Danish modernist master Verner Panton. Also available in brown and orange. 01273 699 184, thelollipopshoppe.co.uk