A Painfully Self-Aware Lamp

Does the average lamp know that it's a lamp? Verner Panton's Wire Table Lamp, shaped like a very classy light bulb, seems to be aware of its place in the world.

The reissued design originally debuted in 1972, and consists of a simple wire frame topped with a plastic dome (available in four colors!!). And if it weren't for the $1200 price tag, we might consider making one ours. (Ha! You thought this thing would be cheap? Since when is mass-producible metal and plastic cheap?) [The Lollipop Shoppe via Unplggd]