If I could spend wildly, I would spend on this lamp, which beautifully marries an organic shape with a man-made material. Designed by Design Studio Tetrach, in 1969, this chromium-plated PVC plastic Pistillo lamp ($799) is a standout in 20th century design. Made in Italy by Valenti, The Pistillo can be used as a wall or table lamp and can be modified for use as a ceiling fixture. Appropriate, given its shape, the lamp's Italian name refers to the pistil—the reproductive organs of a flower.
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