House by John Lewis Easy-to-fit Harvey Shade
I bought this for the hall and landing and it really looks good - not too obvious but still pretty. I would advise putting the parts together before trying to hang it, as has been suggested by another purchaser, then it is not nearly so difficult. It is worth the money. Mine will have an LED bulb in it, providing plenty of light.
10 June 2014
We tried to purchase this item twice. The first attempt had fittings missing but JL as always had excellent customer service who ordered a replacement. Sadly when we assembled the replacement the tiers did not fit evenly so we had to return it. Disappointed.
10 June 2014
Looks great - ignore the assembly instructions!
Lovely looking lamp shade that disperses the light really well. I bought the white version for a study and was worried that the fact the shade was metallic would block out light, but this hasn't been the case. The only caution I'd give is to ignore the instruction to assemble the lampshade layer by layer whilst it's hanging from the light holder. This would be impossible, ridiculously fiddly and in my opinion a pointless instruction to give.
I assembled it on the floor (easy and quick) and then installed the complete light.
09 June 2014
Looks great, unusual and modern.
I am very pleased with these 2 lampshades. I read the reviews online before ordering and chose this colour (grey) as it is the same colour underneath - not white like the other options. It was very easy to assemble, will go with most colour schemes and I think looks better having the extra 'layers'. I have received a few compliments on the lampshades. Gives the room a 'retro' look.
13 May 2014
Looks great but terrible self-assembly design
Loved the clean, retro style, and good quality metal finish. However, we were amazed at how badly thought through the assembly instructions are: you have to construct this light tier-by-tier as it is hanging from the pendant, separating each tier by inserting 'spacers' onto prongs that hang down from the top tier. How anyone is supposed to do this with only two hands, whilst up a ladder, even with the help of someone else, is beyond me. Some people here are saying it's a mystery why anyone would construct it while hanging... More fool us for following instructions, I suppose. We actually lost one of the spacers whilst trying to construct it mid-air (it fell off and rolled down a hole in the floorboards), so it became a bit farcical really. I guess we're a little mad, but after the trouble we went to trying to assemble it we decided to keep it, particularly as it actually looks fine without the missing spacer. Plus we really love the overall appearance of the light. Not exactly value for money, though.
08 April 2014
fiddly but funky
Great lampshades, but a bit faffy to put up. Worth the effort.
30 March 2014
Great lampshade, very good quality for the price, and we had no problems putting in up!
18 March 2014
I couldn't agree that this is as described "Easy to Fit". As has been said by other reviewers, when it came to fitting the light, we found that the fittings to keep the different parts of shade apart were not in the box. It was annoying to find that we weren't the only ones. If we needed to buy these separately then we should have been advised of this.
06 March 2014