House by John Lewis Easy-to-fit Harvey Shade
I bought three of these Harvey light fittings for my new kitchen and whilst they look delightful I realise I should have heeded the warnings from other reviewers. Unfortunately, none of the lights had screw fittings that worked properly to join each piece together and consequently were impossible to assemble. They were either too long or had no thread to screw into. I have returned all three and purchased alternatives. It seems somewhat disingenuous to list them under the 'easy-to-fit' category!
03 November 2014
Poor quality control@
I ordered 2 of these shades online. They looked really nice but when I started to assemble them I noticed that the biggest shade was not fully painted - on both!
Doesn't anyone check these before they go in the box?
Not buying any replacements, too hacked off. Will buy a couple more 'croft' shades instead
01 November 2014
I appreciate that this is a very attractive light but the object is to illuminate the room, and this does not. We have the correct bulb inserted but this is just not enough. We have this in our bedroom to complement the colour scheme but will have to change it. We use lamps on our side tables, but for those occasions when you want good light (for example looking in the wardrobe) it is necessary to have a bright ceiling light. I'm afraid this one will be moved to a spare bedroom. Sadly we had it boxed up while our bedroom was being decorated (we've recently moved house) and only installed it past the refund date.
04 October 2014
We ordered 4 of these shades. They look good but are tricky to assemble being made up of separate shades held apart on a long screw by spacers. The spacers are hopeless. Three of the four shades have problems - on one the screw pin was bent preventing threading; on another the spacer was poorly cut and required trimming on a third one shade tier was biffed making attachment impossible. Not what I would expect from something bearing the John Lewis name - usually a sign of quality. A good design but very poor manufacturing quality. Disappointed.
14 September 2014
Good second time round
The second of these I received was just right. The first one wasn't made very well, where the two inner parts attach to the main shade the wasn't concentric to the bulb so the two inner parts were very wonky. Usual excellent service from John Lewis and it was changed within a day.
19 August 2014
Stylish and Elegant
Very pleased with this product. I read the reviews before purchase and contrary to what is suggested by some it is not possible to assemble before hanging unless you have very small hands. Putting them up is definitely a two person task but the outcome is well worth the effort. I purchased two for my new kitchen and they look stunning. Only slight negative is that I wish they gave a slightly larger field of light - very subjective tho and does not merit losing a star.
19 August 2014
Good quality, easy to fit and fantastic styling without a high price tag.
22 July 2014
Retro style chic
I spotted this shade on display and loved its unusual design. As I was looking for something to inject a bit of colour above neutral walls on a staircase, I chose it in teal, and it looks stunning. I would agree with other reviewers that it is rather fiddly to assemble, but the end result is worth it. Lots of compliments from family and friends so I am delighted.
15 July 2014