Bought one of these lamps and loved it, and then bought a second one. We have a lamp sitting on the ends of a long desk that spans an entire wall of our office. They ground the desk, make it look classy and modern because they match. But like them mostly because they throw light up and down, and with the white shade you get a fair amount light coming through the shade as well, but not with any glare. They are substantial in the design and feeling, but are light and airy because of the crystal base, which also reflects the light and adds a glass-like feature to the lamp. Couldn't be happier with them. Will probably buy a third one soon.