Although I'm a fan of both Fontana Arte and Alvaro Siza, I had to return this lamp. Although the halogen bulb has a frosted glass cover, it's still extremely harsh and unpleasant when viewed on end--and it's impossible to mount in any way that you don't, at some point, view it on end.
By:rafter , Architect (KCMO)
Attractive light fixture, well made, but terrible light quality--impossible to position it to avoid the glare from the bulb out the end of the fixture. Even on low it was very harsh.
By:John , Architect
I have used this in a few of my projects. It works well by bed sides where you don't want to take up table space but don't have ability to hardwire (it is a plug in).
Sleek, minimal and timeless.
By:Ron, , Designer (New York, NY)
It's a good looking lamp, but nothing so spectacular that warrants a large price tag. This light should cost less, esp. given how small it is! The craftsmanship is pretty good, but I agree with the other reviews that it does have somewhat of a harsh glare. However, I find the glare tolerable at the dimmer setting.
A word of caution: The halogen bulb is really tricky to get in and requires quite a bit of force - I sat there for 20 min thinking they sent me the wrong bulb when they in fact didn't.
By:Byrocar , Homeowner (NYC)