5. Flying Saucer

The 24-inch-wide Basket Saucer light fixture is made from birch veneers that are woven to create 3D surface patterns. Hand-assembled and manufactured in Brooklyn, N.Y., it features a silver powder-coated stem measuring 24 inches long and uses two 60-watt incandescent bulbs. The fixture, available in five sizes up to 52 inches, also comes in white. Cost: $1,706 to $5,328. D-form Designs. 718-384-6887. www.dformdesign.com.