At A Glance: At 24" tall, this is the smallest version of the Cortina Lamp - a slim rectangular lamp with a translucent fabric diffuser and dimmer control. Features 2 60 watt bulbs situated vertically in the cast iron base. This marriage of vertical light and fabric diffuser creates a range of ambient light that matches any mood or occasion.
What's To Like: The Cortina Lamp brings beauty to any room's atmosphere, and is flexible to suit your mood - just dim it for ambient lighting or light up part of your room at full brightness.
What's Not To Like: Cortina doesn't really go with any decor, but that's its only weakness as an ambient light.
The Bottom Line: For any contemporary setting, the Cortina Table Lamp is a smart choice as an ambient light, due to its dimming capability and modern design.
24" h x 10" w x 3.5" d
Ideal for commercial or contract use, as well as modern home lighting
Narrow spotlight bulb 130 volt (included)
Cast iron base and polycarbonate shade with white polyester fabric wrap
Pablo was founded in 1993 by Venezuelan born industrial designer Pablo Pardo. Located in San Francisco, Pablo is renowned for their lighting designs which have proven both innovative in terms of functionality and refined in their aesthetics and simplicity. With a marketplace seemingly flooded with cheap models and copycat designs of every variety, Pablo Lighting manages to bring something new into the world that offers user-friendly features and an original style.
I am using this piece as a bedside lamp on my nightstand. It is very beautiful and I feel, architecturally, compliments my space well. The dimmer allows for a wide range of output and allows you to set multiple moods.
The lamp is not without flaws however. The materials in the shade don't seem terribly robust. The mesh overlay seems especially fragile. The dimmer is somewhat inconveniently placed and can be awkward to reach while in bed. I can't help but think some type of switch in the base would have been a more elegant solution than the in-line option.
All in all though I think it is a very nice light especially for the price when compared against competing manufacturers.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend