Sometimes an architectural element can serve as a sculptural piece with a practical use. London-based designer Jake Dyson—son of famed vacuum purveyor Sir James Dyson—believes his new wall-mounted Motorlight is such a product. Touted as the world's first variable-angle uplight, the highly unusual piece can be adjusted for ambient or spot lighting. A remote control (sold separately) adjusts a motorized shutter and spreads the light beam at angles ranging from 10 degrees to 120 degrees. It's distributed exclusively through New York City's The Conran Shop in black or white gloss or clear glow. Jake Dyson Ltd., 44.20.7713.0188; www.jakedyson.com.
The Conran Shop, 866.755.9079; www.conranusa.com.