The Marlowe Bronze Woven Metal Floor Lamp from Franklin Iron Works is a stylish and functional addition to any room. The lamp features an open-form base with three vertical rods that cross at the top to support a drum shade. The shade has two layers: an outer layer of woven open pattern and an inner layer of burlap fabric. The lamp also has an industrial bronze finish on the round base, rods and other accents. Twin light pulls allow for control over the two bulbs behind the drum.
Franklin Iron Works is known for creating beautiful designs that are inspired by the tradition of hand-crafted iron-working and the golden age of industrial design. The company offers a variety of styles including traditional, transitional, industrial, and organic.
Assembly and Functionality
Assembly of the lamp is relatively easy and straightforward. The tubular uprights come in two halves that must be screwed together, and then secured to the base with provided lock washers and nuts. A wrench is provided for tightening the nuts.
The lamp comes with two shades. The first shade is a tasteful coarse woven beige fabric and the second, about a half-inch wider in diameter, is made of about 1/8 inch metal bar wrapped in a horizontal circular pattern with a few verticals welded to hold it in place. This second shade provides an unusual visual effect, but some may prefer to use just the first shade. The only assembly problem that was encountered is that the “finial” (cap nut) which screws on top of the shade’s metal frame to hold it on the lamp, would not screw down far enough to tighten the one shade frame to the lamp. But it can be solved by adding a few 3/8″ washers.
The assembled lamp is sturdy, however, with the four pounds of the second shade added, it may be a bit top-heavy. So it may topple over if knocked into by a large dog or a six-year-old kid. Overall, this lamp is a stylish and functional addition to any room and would be a great choice for those looking to add a touch of industrial design to their space.