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Who says a table lamp actually needs a sturdy base? The Habitat Parasol Lamp doesn't have one, and this fact actually contributes to its functionality. Where one might expect to see a flat stand to act as a footing for the light fixture, this design simply offers the rounded tip of a post.

Modeled on the form of an umbrella, the POOL illuminator has a closed-top lampshade that fans out with flat sloping sides. Under this is a cylindrical shaft that contains the luminescent components, and the cord feeds out the smooth bottom end. With no even bottom, the copper or silver pole must be set down on its side and kept in balance by the straight edges of the Parasol Lamp's cap.