Kartell FLY Ceiling Light
Gorgeous 60's light, love the colour
We bought this one in orange. Putting it up wasn't too difficult. The thing that annoyed me was that we have a dimmer on this light switch and after reading this on the included bulb box, it specifically said the bulb wasn't suitable for dimmers OR electronic switches (????). We bought another bulb from Amazon hoping this one won't blow up. Nevertheless, we love the light, it has a lovely ambiance feeling and it really suits the room. It's big and stylish. You do see the dust easily but you can't be too fussy! Overall really love the light.
02 September 2013
A real statement piece!
We bought this in the zingy orange colour which gives a nice subdued atmosphere. This is a really stylish contemporary light and makes a big impact in a room. My husband fitted it himself without any problems at all. The oversized lightbulb is great. The light is a design classic and works really well in our Georgian home. We just love it.
14 December 2012
Kartell Ceiling light
We bought this light fitting to go in our sitting room. We loved the fact it is modern and contemporary. As per previous reviews the actual hanging wire (lead) is very long and you will need to cut this short according to your ceiling height.
We love the effect the light has given to our new home.
05 November 2012
Rated as 'easy" to put up by the person who fitted it.
everyone intrigued by the strange extra floating "lights"
02 November 2012
very chic-shame about the bulb!!
We love the light but were dissappointed that the bulb was broken when we received it.
19 August 2012
Lots of style - not so much substance
Our first one was damaged before we opened the box (it had a hole in it! but John Lewis replaced straight away - 5 stars for service).
The second one had a couple of minor scratches on it, not so much as you would notice from any distance but enough to make you question the quality you are getting given the cost of the item. Would have definitely preferred a blemish free product.
You should also be aware that this looks great in the bright lights of a showroom but when you get it home and the evening comes any marks or dust that are on the unit are easily visible.
The shade is relatively easy to fit, although the plastic coating means you can't notice most marks until you've actually fitted the thing which is a major drawback. The length of cord and cable support that come with this lamp is also ridiculous. The full length of cord provided seemed like it might enable the light to be hung from the ceiling and sit on the floor. I couldn't install it without cutting some of the cable and support off the light and I am still not satisfied. The amount of wire left above the light looks untidy and means I'm very likely going to have to take it down and cut some more cable off. Not really that practical.
Overall it is a stylish unit and for £100 less I’d have no complaints but at the current price both the quality of the unit and the effort entailed to fit it mean I really can't give it more than 2 stars.
15 February 2012
Fantastic Focal Point!
I really love this product! Well worth the cost. I was worried about previous reviews that suggested fitting showed lots of scratches once the light was turned on, but this proved not to be the case. It makes and fantastic focal point of our new kitchen. Electrician easily installed. I changed my mind about the colour at the last moment and John Lewis quickly exchanged for me without any hassle. Would recommend this to anyone!
27 January 2012
A pair gives a dimension of colour, sprightly & sassy touch in our living room. Lending from the orange colour we add accessories of other complementary colours in cushions, wall paint & wall paper. The whole living room becomes fun & lively. Visitors gave admiring compliments. Unfortunately the supplied bulb is not dimnable
14 December 2011