It does look like an abstract decorative object placed to enhance the appeal of a typical modern apartment. But it is in fact a Museum Table Lamp design, and the New York Times has called it 'Functional Architecture for our night table'. I think it is a befitting title for this new age lamp.
This New Museum Table Lamp from Thinkofthe is a laser cut design made up of translucent white acrylic with a white fluorescent bulb inside. It is priced at $1200. I think the designer was inspired by the classic city view, with several tall skyscrapers and buildings in blocks through the bedroom window, to have come up with this innovative design for a night lamp. This new lamp will fit very well into the modern looking apartment in any city.
If you are interested in lamp designs then you should take a look at the New Turn On-Off Lamp and the Frosted Scroll Solar Lanterns.