Hans Wegner 1960s Pendant light
Dating back to 1962 (but with definite earlier modernist influences), this simplistic light is actually quite clever technically - move the aluminium shade up the cord for brighter light around the room, run it down for more focused light (round a table for example).
Look out for it in white, black or a metallic finish, priced around £460.
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