Kilo derives its name from the milled cylinder that comprises its highly stable base. Yet the character of the design owes entirely to its asymmetrical pairing of that pure mass to a large shade. In combining the blackened, solid-steel base with a silken crown, designer J.T. Kalmar effected playfulness and elegance in a freestanding luminaire. Its slender shaft and metal details may be finished in a polished nickel or brass.