The Polaris Floor Lamp
is more like a piece of art than a lamp. Made of lacquered nylon that has been rotationally molded, it's a modern, clean piece that would work well in a corner or next to a bed or sofa. The lamp pivots, "revealing a different fluid vertical form on its satin steel footprint base." No fancy bulbs required, just one 300-watt halogen bulb (included). For atmosphere, use the floor dimmer.
A 2008 design by Marco Acerbis
for Fontana Arte,
it's available in glossy white, glossy black or glossy amethyst (aubergine/eggplant). Retromodern.com
sells it for $1,840
(a 20% discount from the list price of $2,300). Measures 11.8" W x 76" H. Delivery in 2-4 weeks.