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Yes, it does look like an old executive desk toy, but this is actually a design classic from the 1970s – the Richard Sapper Tizio table lamp.
Designed by Sapper for Artemide in 1972, the aluminium lamp features an adjustable counterbalanced arm and head, the head featuring a halogen bulb powered by a 12v transformer – and the whole thing working without a single electrical cable internally. Clever stuff.
Quirky and cool – the Tizio can be yours again for £219.