With its shade a little over a foot in diameter, W3 is versatile enough to deploy solo or in multiples. More than that, though, the minimalist pendant is an authentic piece of Danish design history. Originally conceived as a necessary light for workspaces in 1951 by Axel Wedel Madsen, the Workshop series has been relaunched by Copenhagen's Made By Hand. Produced by exacting craftsmen, the aluminum shade has a solid feel without being too heavy. Available in a variety of accent colors as well as matte and solid tones of black, white or grey. Or choose silvery lacquered aluminum or a copper version with a reflective white interior for a metallic shine.