The Faraday Floor Lamp is beautiful. I didn't know what to expect as it is a little hard to see what is happening from the pictures. I took a chance and ordered it anyway and am very happy that I did. The top has a black metal mesh around a tan/beige fabric cylinder. The bottom is very sturdy and the light that projects top and bottom does light up the room. The room that it is in has no overhead lighting so we have to rely on lamps. This lamp fits the mid-century vibe we have in there with a little industrial flare. I would recommend this lamp. Apt2b was great customer service as well. I will order from them again!