When it comes to injecting a little humor into the lighting business, you could always count on George Kovacs. The man who invented the ubiquitous halogen torchiere also gave us the Save Your Marriage wall light and the Wobble, which he would dub "half toy, half lamp." This warm New York Times tribute to Kovacs is a succinct look at his life and career.

Minka Group carries on the tradition of ingenious design that Mr. Kovacs began, and the new Boring desk lamp caught my eye. To call a sleek, stylish, functional and refined desk lamp "Boring" is in keeping with the tradition of excellent design without pretense that made Kovacs a household name.

George Kovacs Boring Desk Lamp 

Also, see the excellent Georges Collection balance arm desk lamp. If you have a favorite George Kovacs design, comment and tell us about it!!