This lamp is extremely easy to assemble. We had it up and plugged in after about 10 minutes or less. Attractive lamp that looks more expensive than what you pay on Overstock. Turn on/off switch for two lighting settings. Lampshade is rich in pearl and white colors. Looks very elegant when lit and shade allows a lot of light to shine though. Lamp has a substantial base and is heavy enough to keep it from falling over. Double helix shape is unique and modern in appearance. Looks great next to our modern art, Salvadore Dali, framed poster in our living room. Great purchase, we are very pleased with this lamp so far.