IKEA's Fado Table Lamp is one of those rare finds - a simple but classic design that seems like it costs a lot more than it does. Although the design is a basic one, prices for globe lamps can range into the thousands depending on what you're looking for...A basic polypropylene base and glass shade keep the Fado Lamp under $20, but prices go up as the design gets a little more sophisticated. For $50, you can get a lamp with a steel base from Rockwood Industries. Artemide's Dioscuro offers a concealed base and halogen bulb for around $150, while the Castore comes with a steel stem for a little over $200. If you're willing to spend big bucks, you can find a glitzy mirrored bulb by British designer Tom Dixon for over $800 at Design Within Reach.
• Fado Lamp, $15 at IKEA
• Globe Table Lamp from Rockwood Industries, $50
• Artemide Dioscuro Table Lamp, on sale for $151 at Y Lighting
• Artemide Castore Table Lamp, on sale for $218 at Y Lighting
• Tom Dixon Mirror Ball Table Lamp, $845 at Design Within Reach