I am in love with this lamp! If I had room for yet one more myself, I would not be offering it here. Its cylindrical shape is comprised of alternating sections of chromed metal and painted metal in a horizontal striped pattern. Nothing more. Nothing less. This phenomenal base is topped by a simple black linen-like drum shade and has been rewired with a beautiful black fabric cord. The bottom chrome section flares gently to form the base. It is absolutely gorgeous in its simplicity. You must make it yours!