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Let's hope it doesn't catch fire!
on 29 January 2014
Initially, I chose this lampshade for it's simple design and oriental feel. Had I known it was so precarious, I may have chosen differently...
Included with the flat-packed lampshade is metal frame and a single page of indecipherable instructions. After working out that the frame is pushed through the middle of the lampshade so it retains it's spherical shape, I took extra special care not to completely destroy the lampshade just by putting it together.
Finally, after turning the paper cut out into an actual lampshade, I lowered the bulb through it and attempted to attach the metal frame to the wire of the bulb. That was when I realised that the frame is so badly designed that the end result of putting up your lampshade will be lopsided at best.
This joke of a product is really only saved by its lovely design and cheap price. It doesn't really deserve four stars, but I do actually like it, since it's currently situated above my head and not causing any trouble.
Additionally, although a couple of other reviewers stated receiving three in a pack, I only received one. However, the product description never implied that I would be sent more than one, so I don't consider this a drawback.
+ Delicate and simple design
- Poor instructions
- Badly designed frame creates asymmetrical balance
- Liable to rip at any moment
4/5 for design