Believe it or not, my cats were "playing chase" and managed to smack into the lamp while leaping past it. It snapped in two at the joint.... Still standing up, since I had placed it so that part of the base was slid under the chaise. Also, the twigs never quite lined up while assembled, twisting the pieces together never quite had all of the "insert tab a into slot b" locking into place neatly. The glass, even after the fall, is still in one piece though -- and is still pretty.