Probably not as far as the Tolomeo Reading lamp. I purchased this lamp over the floor version to take advantage of its aggressive leaning position. It is an excellent light source to have when your project is all laid out on the floor. Please note that the lamp is a bit smaller than the floor lamp and it is best displayed over your favorite lounge chair or bed vs a large desk.
By:German H. , Designer (Greenlake, WA, USA)
The tolomeo lamp is not only a design classic, but also such a versatile and useful source of light. We have one next to our couch as a reading lamp and one next to our bed for the same purpose. The service from Ylighting was fantastic, fast and their prices are as competitive as I could find on the web. Highly satisfied overall.
By:ACW , Renter (New York, NY, USA)
I LOVE the Tolomeo. I own the Mega, 2 of the classic table and 1 clamp on. But the reading lamp has a serious design flaw due to the amount of stress placed on the aluminum at the point of the base. Because of it's ability to flex right at that point it causes the aluminum to shear in two - rendering it useless.
By:Jonathan , Designer (Portland)
I love Artemide because of the design. My home interior is partly modern and partly classic. The Artemide lamps are perfect in both interiors.
The joint of the Tolomeo Reading Floor Lamp I have is broken! Can anybody tell me if it possible to by a new joint?
By:Sander , Homeowner (Curacao)
By:Javier B. , Homeowner (New York)
We loved our first one so much, we had to get another. This is such a versatile piece, and blends with many a decor. A true modern classic.
By:Terri D. , Homeowner (Pennsylvania)
As a designer, I love to see all types of home furnishings that have intrinsically good design, and the Tolomeo lamp is one of those wonderful pieces. I've been wanting one for a long time and am quite pleased that I made the purchase. It looks great, with it's brushed aluminum finish, and is a nice contrast to wood, leather, glass and stone finishes.
YLighting is a very good site, easy to use, and the shipping is handled very well. If you've been thinking about buying this lamp, now is the time!
By:Mary P. , Designer (Vancouver, BC)
I purchased two of these lamps in black and they are the perfect size to go with our black leather and cherry Eams loung chairs. My husband loves them!
By:Mary H. , Homeowner (Pelham, Ma)
Great lamp. Packed with recyclable materials; easy to assemble; lightweight; very adjustable. Casts light beautifully for reading... a 100W bulb may even be too bright for some readers. Only (small) complaint is that some of the component parts were carelessly injection-molded and show a visible "ridge"... a shame for such a well-designed piece.
By:ylightingfan , Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)
No mess with power cable. easy to assemble and use. Taste of Italian design could contribute to improve the mood of living room.
By:T W , Renter (New York)
Solid and simple designed with elagent figure and funtional structure, durable for generations.
By:Hwa Wen H. , Homeowner (Eugene OR)
I love this light.
Perfect height for bedroom reading use. Light position movement is easy and smooth. The base is heavy and secure. The aluminum colouring is subtle for a clean modern room.
I loved this light so much I bought another!
Thanks to the designer.
By:Victoria S. , Homeowner (Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario Canada)
great floor lamp - excellent scale and design. love it!
Love the design. great size and perfect light!!
By:Jessica E. , Homeowner (Florida)
We bought the Tolomeo Reading floor lamp for our difficult dormer'd guest room with its complex roof-line hoping that it would be able to fit in and move around the low slung sloping ceiling. This lovely, visually minimal, streamlined piece is perfect for providing excellent light in this difficult room, admits easy manoeuvrability around the low sloping ceiling with many plane changes. It looks great and feels very good although I don't feel confident leaving the arm slung out far for fear that the tension in the string will not be sufficient to provide sufficient counterbalance to the long lever arm when the head is pulled out far. I do pull it out when I need to - but never leave the head pulled out when I leave the room for fear that it may actually get pulled down and the head hit the floor.
By:Leena , Homeowner (Boston)
It was very easy to assemble. The silver one has a white tone.
By:Grace , Homeowner (MA)
Love this design. So simple and beautiful. Uses regular light bulb so that's easy. Also easy to put together. I have 4 now!
By:Mimsy , Homeowner (New York, NY US)
The floor lamp looks so cool in our family room, next to the chair that I sit in to read. It completes our contemporary home perfectly. The quality seems solid and robust (it's still pretty new so I don't know how it will hold up over the years). I love it!
By:Ed L. , Homeowner (Los Altos, CA)
A great piece, unobtrusive yet very striking. I wish it was a little bit more sturdy. There is some clearance where the rod inserts into the base making it a little bit wobbly.
By:Adam A. , Homeowner (DC)
Needed better assembly instructions like tightening joints to your preference. I didn't know and found the 'arms' very loose and unsafe after assembling until my husband figured out that it needed tightening.
By:Julie W. , Homeowner (New York, NY)
The design is great, it was very easy to assembly, and it look great in my room.
The light is perfect for reading.
By:Marina , Homeowner (Mexico City)
This version of the Tolomeo lamp is as iconic as the full sized desktop version, but makes the perfect complement for a chairside lamp for both commercial applications (lobby) as well as home (living room, bedside). The single hinge emulates the table top lamp (the next size up has two hinges), and maintains the iconic design of the original with a taller profile without disturbing the designs other proportions.
By:Michael N. , Designer (Palo Alto, CA)
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By:Kartage , Renter
Amazing lamp. Highly recommend.
By:Mark G. , Designer (NYC)
great reading lamp and all around task lamp.
By:Mark G. , Designer (NEW YORK)
Great all around reading lamp and task lamp! Highly recommend!
By:Mark , Designer (NYC )
Form meets function. Great reading lamp! Highly recommend!
By:m_rk , Designer (LIC)
I enjoy reading and wanted a lamp that was bright and easy to adjust. The Tolomeo lamp is perfect. I paid a little extra for the black finish, and I love the way it blends in with my furniture. I had no trouble putting it together, and it was ready to use in a couple of minutes. This lamp will definitely be one of the pieces that I will bring with me when I'm ready to downsize to a smaller place.
By:Victoria M. , Homeowner (New Jersey)
I wanted something sleek and minimalist to go with my new Eames Chair and Ottoman in my Loft apartment and this worked just perfectly - thank you!
By:Anne Marie K. , Renter
We have had 2 of these lamps, both have broken at the base. When we lifted the lamp, we cradled the base so that should not have strained the pivot. The base metal appears pitted and cheap where it sheared.
By:Terry , Architect (Cincinnati)
I purchased this lamp for my employer. He is 90 years old and loves to sit in his library and read. His eyesight is poor, so he needs strong illumination on the pages. A year ago I bought this model as wall lamps for either side of his bed and he loved how easily they move and position over his reading - the articulation is great. So when it came time for a new floor lamp in his study, we bought another Tolomeo. The first one that arrived did not work, but Y-Lighting immediately replaced it. In the black finish it recedes and has a clean simple look. He is delighted that he can now read in his library as easily as in his bed.
By:NBM , Homeowner (Washington, D.C. area)