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Splurge vs. Steal: Modern Floor Lamps

By Lynne Shallcross 

Design Within Reach’s Fun 1 Floor Lamp is, well, just that. From Danish designer Verner Panton, the lamp is a recently reissued design from 1964. While the handcut mother of pearl discs, shown at left, make a tinkling noise with a passing breeze, you can also choose polished stainless steel discs that softly reflect light around the room. Each lamp, priced at $1,688, is signed by the designer and comes with an individual edition number and a certificate of authenticity.

Locations in Adams Morgan (1838 Columbia Rd,. NW; 202-265-5640), Georgetown (3307 Cady's Alley, NW; 202-339-9480), and Bethesda (4840 Bethesda Avenue; 301-215-7200). 

If you want to lighten up without lightening your wallet, check out the Capiz Floor Lamp from West Elm, shown at right. The glamorous, cascading natural shells come in white and mocha. For $179 (with free shipping when you order online), you might just want both.

Tysons Corner Center (571-633-0227).