Cortina LampPrice: $220.00
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.
Material(s): Polycarbonate, polyester, iron
- 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
Bulbs: Cortina 24-In., 48-In., 60-In.: 2 x 60W max PAR16 bulbs (included) Cortina 72-In.: 2 x 75W PAR16 bulbs (included)
By: Sharon P., Homeowner (Baltimore, MD)
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.
By: Phoenx D., Renter (Columbia, SC)
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.
My wife loves it
By: Andrew C., Homeowner (Miami)
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.
Good design at a good price
By: B.P., Homeowner (Merced, California)
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 .
Beautiful but slightly wobbly
By: J.P., Homeowner (California)
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.
Designer: 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.View other products by Pablo Pardo
Pablo by Pablo Pardo
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.View other products from Pablo