One of my favorite pieces and among the nicest lamps I think I ever made. Use it as a desk lamp, a bedside lamp, a table lamp, a sconce, lantern...use it whatever way you think works. That's the beauty of this lamp, it has versatility. It throws out a fair amount of light to work as a reading lamp, or get two and use them as flanks on either side of a desk. I think the piece speaks for its itself, and fans of Prairie, Stickley and Wood Minimalist would surely see what influenced the aesthetic.