I actually do use it for light in our living room - Those who saw it in my office - wanted it - then I showed my Vet and he wanted it...I would imagine there will be a few orders.
The Dog Person
I LOVE this product. So far, I've bought 4 of these - that I've kept or gifted. I would have bought another ½ dozen for additional gifts but for the headaches and problems involved. I'm in the pet industry and have a lot of vet friends for whom I would have liked to gift these. After the first 6 purchased (2 returned), I've given up considering any more. This is a solid, well built, beautiful piece. It works well and, if using an LED bulb, it can stay on for hours without worrying about any heat with the shade. The ones I've gifted were absolutely adored. The problems come into play with how this item is shipped. The heavy wooden dog base is in a box that is packed loosely in a much larger box with a small, delicate shade. The shade is particular to the lamp in that not just any small shade will fit. The shade is loose in the big box with the heavy base box. It's virtually impossible for the shade to survive the shipment without arriving damaged. In fact, after many calls and emails with CS, they had the artist ship the shades directly to me under a separate shipment. Otherwise I would have returned 6 instead of 2! An easy fix is to ship the shades separately or to box the shades in a sturdy box within the big box holding the base box and the shade. Or, use a divided box that has a heavy corrugated and built in divider that separates contact between the shade and the base. Any of these changes would result in more sales and better reviews for an otherwise 5 star product.
Solid, clean construction
Gig Harbor WA
This is a fun piece, although I returned it. the lampshade was damaged.