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Cortina Lamp

By Pablo Pardo, from Pablo
$230.00
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Design by Pablo Pardo, 2000.
Made in the U.S.A. by Pablo Pardo.

Cortina's beauty is in its structural form. The timeless shape epitomizes architectural simplicity. A translucent fabric diffuser shields the lamp's fully dimmable light source. Constructed of a polycarbonate shade with white polyester fabric diffuser and cast iron base. Cortina includes a full range dimmer. Select from 4 sizes.

Dimensions
  • Base/Cortina 24-In.: 8"L X 3"W X 2.5"H
  • Base/Cortina 48-In., 60-In.: 10"L X 3.5"W X 3"H
  • Base/Cortina 72-In.: 11"L X 4"W X 4"H
Material(s)
Polycarbonate, polyester, iron
Lamp Type
INCANDESCENT
Bulbs
  • Cortina 24, 48, 60: 2 X 60W max PAR16 bulbs (included)
  • Cortina 72: 2 X 75W PAR16 bulbs (included)
Manufacturer Specifications
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Item Number
PBL-CORTINA

Design by Pablo Pardo, 2000.
Made in the U.S.A. by Pablo Pardo.

Cortina's beauty is in its structural form. The timeless shape epitomizes architectural simplicity. A translucent fabric diffuser shields the lamp's fully dimmable light source. Constructed of a polycarbonate shade with white polyester fabric diffuser and cast iron base. Cortina includes a full range dimmer. Select from 4 sizes.

Pablo

Pablo Inc. was founded in 1993 by Venezuelan-born industrial designer Pablo Pardo. The company's design mission is founded on the interpretation of light in its many forms, refined design solutions, and a distinctive timeless style. At the forefront of American lighting design, Pablo Pardo's designs exemplify an uncompromising devotion to simplicity and usefulness, fusing the highest technical sensibilities with the most appropriate material pallet to create unique and precious designs that transform any environment.

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Pablo Pardo

At the forefront of American lighting design, Venezuelan-born industrial designer Pablo Pardo's designs exemplify an uncompromising devotion to simplicity and usefulness, fusing the highest technical sensibilities with the most appropriate material palette to create unique and precious designs that transform any environment.

Born into a family of designers, musicians and engineers, Pablo Pardo has combined the best attributes of each to form a more holistic approach to the creative process. A 1986 graduate from the University of Cincinnati's renowned industrial design program, his diverse career includes designing children's roller skates for Fisher Price to creating automobile concepts for Daimler Chrysler.

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful but slightly wobbly Arrived very quickly and in undamaged condition, so kudos to YLiving! Like other reviewers have said, this floor lamp is best suited for hardwood floors (where it's less likely to topple over) and homes that don't have playful kids or pets. While the base of the lamp is quite heavy, the way the shade fits onto the base leaves the lamp a bit shaky. (The taller the lamp, the shakier.) You could glue the shade to the base of the lamp, but then you'd have a very difficult time changing the halogen bulbs and removing the shade to clean it (as dust easily collects on the inside). Overall, though, the dimmer feature is great and the Cortina lamp is very aesthetically pleasing.
Date published: 2012-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good design at a good price The nominal 60" Cortina lamp is actually a few inches shorter. It stands on a rather dense carpet without any problem. When I opened the box, I noticed that the diffuser had two small holes and the grey base had darker spots of gray that were not supposed to be there. I decided to keep the lamp because I wanted to avoid the trouble of sending it back. The materials used are unexpensive, but do not diminish the good design and function of this floor lamp. It provides a good ambience light. Task lights (if needed) and general lighting on a dimmer should be added for functionality and aesthetics .
Date published: 2012-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doesn't Disappoint--Elegant Excellent value for an elegant, minimalist floor lamp. The 72" is not for high traffic areas, especially if floor is not level and/or if there are children or pets about. Best resting on hard surface. The 72" is less stable than 48" Cortina. However it emits more light. Also softly illuminates ceiling. The dimmer makes this lamp versatile: augment overall lighting or provide soft glow for a more intimate effect or when only a little light needed at dusk. When unlit or turned on, Cortina is like sculpture.
Date published: 2014-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them! I purchased the 72" and 60" lamps. They are absolutely sleek and beautiful. I was so excited, I took a picture of them immediately and sent to friends. All loved them. As another reviewer mentioned, the 72inch lamp is less stable than the smaller one. However, it has a VERY HEAVY base (heavier than the 60inch's), which helps with the stability. I leaned the lamp over about 10 to 15 degrees and it came back to vertical position immediately. So it has a stable equilibrium. (I have hard wood floors, which may also be a factor in its stability. The price is high, no arguing about that. But I think of them as art as well as functional lamps. Further, they were on sale and YLiving does not charge sales tax or shipping. So I had to get them. The 72inch lamp did come damaged, but YLiving is shipping a replacement - so all is good.
Date published: 2013-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My wife loves it While my wife almost adores this light I have to admit that I still have my reservations - primarily because I am concerned about the long-term durability of this light. Having said this, the light diffusion is excellent and the intensity as well (can be regulated via dimmer). At this price range it is very good value.
Date published: 2012-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elegant Simplicity 72" lamp fits neatly in alcove, corner or niche. Dimmer provides much desired flexibility re: illumination. If floor isn't level and carpeted this may not be the lamp for you. Height decreases stability. Otherwise quality material and design is exceptional for the price.
Date published: 2015-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Purchased two 72 inch Cortina lights. They are stunning. There are no defects/imperfections in the plexiglass or material (which really surprised me). They are much sturdier than I expected. It is formed plexiglass on top of a metal bottom. The light diffuses nicely and makes a great pattern on the ceiling. The material is on three sides (opposite sides - front and back, and on the top.) The side view is clear. A possible negative is that I am not sure how easily dust and pollen will come off of it. Everything gets covered in yellow with pollen in the Spring where I live.... This is an awesome light!
Date published: 2013-09-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Look great; workmanship ? Bought the 3 smaller Cortina lamps (24", 48, 60") and they're stunning, work great, easy assembly, quick shipping & delivery. They are spectacular in lighting a hallway and we were all thrilled with them. Then decided to purchase the large 72" Cortina as well and the problems began...dimmer switch didn't work, difficult to unpack and heavy to assemble, poor customer service (no reply)...a real challenge. These items are great to look at, throw off wonderful light and are sculptural and beautiful in every way - except I'd stick with the 3 smaller sizes as they're just easier to work with and handle.
Date published: 2008-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An elegant and adaptable light to suit almost every purpose. This was my second purchase of one of these lamps -- this one a gift to my nephew. I've had my own for a couple of years, also purchased from YLighting. Quite apart from its architectural simplicity, whether illuminated or just sitting there, the Cortina's functionality is unmatched, in my view. At lower light levels, the granular structure of the halogen bulb lenses plays interestingly on the milky fabric that wraps around the plastic upper part, and the glow has a pleasing degree of warmth; with the dimmer set to full, it gives a very substantial amount of light that is, nevertheless, easy on the eye. I really like this lamp, and one day I plan to buy the floor-standing version as well.
Date published: 2008-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Cortina lamp is a beautiful and clean design for a modern space. The lamp shipped perfectly with no defects. It only takes two steps to set up and the base is very sturdy. It was needed as a fifth light source in the living room and its height makes it substantial. The Cortina gives off plenty of diffused light and includes a dimmer which is essential for any light. The only drawback I have found so far is that the opening at the top allows for dust to get inside the lamp and stick to the sides which is visible when the lamp is on. It requires frequent cleaning. Overall, the lamp is simple and elegant, so go buy one now.
Date published: 2009-06-01
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What color is the metal base? Is it silver, like aluminum?

Asked by: Debor
This fixture features a cast iron base, which is a darker silver color, but it is not bright shiny silver like a chrome finish would be. Visit the "specifications" tab on this product page and download the PDF manufacturer spec sheet by clicking on the provided link. This will pull up some additional information like dimensions and wattage that may be helpful as well. Thanks for reaching out to us! Parin YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Parin
Date published: 2016-02-02

Has Pablo Designs found a suitable LED substitute for the PAR 16 halogen bulbs?

Asked by: Manuel
Thanks for your interest in this design. Currently this fixture is not made to be compatible with an LED module or bulb. The electrical components are meant to only support incandescent wattage at this time. Feel free to give us a call at 866.842.6209 if you want to explore some alternatives that do support an LED option. Thanks for reaching out to us! Parin YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Parin
Date published: 2016-02-02

Does this lamp have a cord to plug into an outlet? Pablo cortina lamp 24 in. Can it be used on the floor for an up light to light a dark corner?

Asked by: markgab
Certainly! This does plug into an outlet and is meant for use a table or floor lamp. As long as there is not anything covering the top or hovering just above the fixture such as curtains, then this should light your corner with perfect style! Please let us know if we can offer any additional clarification beyond this - we are happy to help! Stephanie, YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Stephanie P
Date published: 2016-02-02

How can I get the wrinkles out of the fabric?

Asked by: Desamaya
Hi there! The wrinkles should relax with time. If you are finding that they don't relax over time you can gently steam them out, but be advised that heavy or over steaming may damage the acrylic behind the fabric. Feel free to give us a call anytime at 866.842.6209 to discuss this fixture in greater depth, or to follow up with anything else. Thanks for reaching out! Stephanie, YLighting Team
Answered by: Steph P
Date published: 2016-02-02

any assembly required?

Asked by: roseage74742
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