This was way to industrial looking. And not at all useful. All it does is shine a bright light... straight up. There is NO movement at all... We returned it.
By:Eric S. , Homeowner (New York, NY)
What did you expect a car headlamp pointed up to do? Light the floor?
I have owned a pair of them for 18 years. Yes, the light goes straight up and reflects softly off the ceiling and back down into the room - just like any 'torchiere' style floor lamp. The lower you adjust the height, the more dispersion you get. The 'industrial' design actually works in a variety of environments - Miuccia Prada used to have three pairs of these in her classically furnished Milanese palazzo (featured in the August 1997 Vanity Fair) - she may well still have them!
By:James K. , Homeowner (Los Angeles)
don't buy if you don't understand. this lamp is an essay on off-the-shelf industrial materials: an auto headlamp, transformer (ac to dc), fishing rod components and industrial steel profiles. too industrial? kinda the point.
By:A. Jacobsen , Architect (NA)
Service and product are great. No problems. James
By:James D. , Designer (austin,texas USA 78746)
By:Farmand V. , Designer (New York NY )
The Toio is a perfect solution for dark spaces. It gives off a tremendous amount of light in a beautiful wash on the ceiling. The high-tech design is minimal and unobtrusive, but the red base gives a great "pop" to the space. Since it doesn't have a dimmer, I plugged it into a socket with a wall dimmer. It's a wonderful lamp to flick on to illuminate the room.
By:Nina K. , Homeowner
I am sorry I never bought this lamp in the '80s when I originally fell in love with it, but the re-issue is every bit as fabulous as the vintage ones. It is a great piece of design in its own right, and throws beautiful light into the room. I have mine in a very dark corner and it has changed the dynamic of the room completely.
By:Nina K. , Homeowner
great looking, great light
had an extra red acre can't figure out what to do with but overall quality seems quite good, materials, craftsmanship. Very please with the look of the lamp and the lighting provided.
By:K.D. , Homeowner (austin)
Lot's of bright light cheers up the room. Wish it had a dimmer, though.
By:Katie D. , Homeowner (NYC)
Our lamp arrived in a short period of time after ordering, it was well packed and easy to set up to use. We had excellent customer service, something that doesn't come with every purchase from every vendor.