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Let there be light:
The importance of good lighting is not to be understated; it can transform any space from dreary to cheery with just a few well-placed bulbs. monocle has put together a selection of some of the best-designed options for your perusal, among them novelty wooden night lights, magnetic flashing torches and rechargeable LEDs for your terrace.

1.

Kreafunk

Speakers

These rechargeable aGlow speakers from the Danish brand stay lit for up to 20 hours.
kreafunk.com

2.

Speakers

Night light

The Hotel Bear lamp is made from poplar and designed by Lumilight founder Chris Campion, who started out making lamps for his daughter’s bedroom.
lumilight.co.uk

3.

Flos

Portable lamp

Italian brand Flos’s portable and rechargeable lamps are ideal for outdoor use.
flos.com; conranshop.co.uk

4.

Nemo

Clip lamp

A scaled-down version of Le Corbusier’s Projecteur, this nifty lamp has a clip for attaching to shelves and table edges.
nemolighting.com; twentytwentyone.com

5.

Foscarini

Table lamp

A compact lamp by French designer Ionna Vautrin, with a soft, dimmable beam.
foscarini.com; conranshop.co.uk

6.

Nebo

Pen torch

This clever pen-sized torch has an intense beam and various settings, as well as a magnetic base.
nebotools.com

7.

&Tradition

Table lamp

Danish designer Verner Panton’s gleaming stainless steel Flowerpot lamp first appeared in 1969 – but its slick spherical shape has never lost its appeal.
andtradition.com

8.

Hay

Clamp light

Hay’s versatile aluminium Noc light can be screwed onto awkward edges.
hay.dk

9.

Foscarini

Outdoor light

Studio Natural designed this wireless LED light for Italian brand Foscarini. It’s made of durable silicone for both indoor and outdoor use.
foscarini.com; chaplins.co.uk

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