Had difficulty with shade assembly. The included instructions did not match what I found in the box. I put the shade together in the only way that seemed reasonable, but the shade has a bit of an odd, slightly asymmetric shape (peaked at the top of the seam), and so I am uncertain about whether this is the way it is supposed to look. Images on Y Lighting and Luceplan web sites don't help. But I am very happy with the quality of the light the shade produces, and I love the on/off/dimmer function and the height adjustability.
By:DF , Homeowner (Kansas City)
Okay this is a light you see quite often, specially in The Netherlands where I am from, but its a modern classic. Simple but present. The light with the dimmer is very effective. The only thing I need to find out is whether indeed a 150w bulb should be placed instead of the 60w. This is what they recommended to friends back home because the dimmer would work better.
By:Rense M. , Homeowner (NYC)
I love the profile of this lamp; it is gorgeous, simple and elegant. The shade was a little hard to assemble and I wonder if I did it correct or backwards... it was very hard to punch the prongs through the holes (I have it prongs facing out). The light the lamp emits is quite dim, even at (what I think is) full strength. I can't figure out a system for the dimming, sometimes when I touch the rod it comes on full, sometimes dim. I'm sure there is a rhyme or reason to it, but I haven't been able to discern one. Overall, I have to say I love the look of the lamp, but I'm not certain it will work because my space requires ample light. This would be nice in a spot where you just want a subtle glow. It is way too dim to read by, for example.
By:Mary W. , Homeowner (USA)
For if you're not sure what (designer) lights you want, get these!
By:O , Designer (San Francisco, CA)
Does not work as advertised. Pamphlet claims for four different modes... only three modes work. Nonetheless, a beautiful lamp. A little more expensive than it should be.
By:Anonymous , Homeowner (San Francisco)
I already had floor and table models when buying a new floor lamp. Overall I agree with the other reviews that instructions and function can be tricky. I think it is due to both cheaper manufacturing and the consequences of online purchases that need to be assembled. My table lamp was bought long ago from a local store, cost more money than the floor lamp just did, and seems much more solid. However, I went into this purchase knowing what to expect (less) so I am happy. The style is beautiful and versatile.
By:P.S. , Homeowner (NH)
I hate my Costanza lamp. The thin post unscrews everyday and the lamp leans to one side. The shade falls off if one happens to brush against it. The metal on the floor part is eroding. Now it has stopped working. Looks are not everything in a lamp.
By:Francine T. , Homeowner (New York, NY)