Great minimal design - it doesn’t take up any visual space. It’s probably good for dark corners. The height isn’t bad. You just touch the top of the lamp to turn it on and off. There are three different light settings so you can adjust the brightness. It gives off a lot of light considering how slim it is. The marble base is heavy so the light won’t fall over and stays upright. I think the light bulb is supposed to last 40,000 hours. I like the floor lamp, and it gives off a lot of light considering how slim it is, but it doesn’t replace overhead lighting or my old floor lamp that had 3 light bulbs at different levels. Still, I really like the contemporary design.