...is because of Shitake's strength of personality.
It is 39cm high. The shade is 32cm in diameter and the base Ø18cm. A simple, coherent design, it is nevertheless made up of several contrasting materials: a spun brass shade, a leather covered column and a glass base.
Being Collier Webb, there are lots of options. The one in the picture has red leather and its shade in antique gilt. But many different colours of leather are available and the metal parts can also be in antique silver, dark bronze, antique bronze, antique brass, verdigris, bright nickel -- or custom finished to order.
It is charming, sturdy, full of character. A lady on the television last night reminded us that, in spite of their size, corgis are herding dogs. So this...
...is also this:
Yes, the Shitake table light reminds one of mushrooms (obviously) and gnomes' homes. But it also reminds me (at least) of the self-confidence of the little corgi. And that's a good thing.