The perfect table lamp manages to be both stylish and quiet: it’s there, after all, to help someone read a great book or create a spot of light in a dark corner. It’s got work to do. The handmade Grue-Petite table lamp by Lambert & Fils manages to incorporate big design trends—mid-century style and industrial cool—into a small brass-and-black package. Plus, the matte-black shade tones down any showiness, letting you know it’s serious about the task at hand.Grue-Petite table lamp by Lambert & Fils, $570, available at LightForm.