low. volt. light.
The Low Volt Light from SuckUK is about as minimalist a design as you'll see. There's no shade and no on/off switch, just a bare bulb and two hoops of wire. Put the bulb in one hoop and it turns on, put it in the other and it turns off. (Okay, there are a few more parts, like a cord so you can plug it in and a shiny reflector plate. But that's it. Really.)
The Low Volt Looks great, but it's only 12V so don't expect it to actually illuminate much. It's designed as more of an accent piece, presumably because making a higher voltage version would burn your fingers when you touched it or burn your eyes when you looked at it.
I think the Low Volt Light would be perfect as a nouveau nightlight. Not one you leave on all the time, but one you use if you have to get up in the middle of the night for a drink of water. Think about it...no fumbling around for switches, no bright harsh light to destroy your sleep. Perfect.
SuckUK sells the light for £50, which is about $90 U.S. Generate sells it in the U.S. for $89, including shipping.