Determine what your lighting goals are: Direct or task lighting is focused in the space you are trying to work. Ambient or indirect lighting is used for ambiance and for overall lighting of a space.
You can not get a more flexible or efficient space-saving lamp design than Tall&Tiny by Alice Rosignoli. Tall&Tiny are two sticker-lamps in Vinyl foil, that answer your desire and need for home furniture while considering the problem of ever-decreasing living space.
Here’s the coolest lighting I’ve seen in quite a while. It’s called FlapFlap and comes from hopf & wortmann in Germany. Pretty cool, or what do you think? On their site you can read that it’s a limited edition product from 2001, so you probably have to go to eBay or something if you want one.
His Lamp No. 1 design comes in four different colors red, white, black and orange. The cord colors match the lamp shade for an added color punch. These are “clearly” two examples where the designs have form and double function!