It will fit up to 8' ceilings. I found that I have ceilings that needed to have the pole supported on the bottom. I put it in my basement and it has a 7.5 foot ceiling and it was enough tension on its own. I placed a couple supports on the bottom to help increase the tension when I used it on my 8' ceiling. But it seems better for a ceiling height under 8', more like 7 and 1/2 feet ceiling.
The bottom part is also slightly bent. I did not try to fix it, it didn't bother me.
There is no grip on the bottom part and that may have something to do with the fact that it needed some more support. It never bothered me, but I need to point it out for you to know.
There are also some dents in the shades as well as pitting and age related patina. The poles do also show some pitting and rust, consistent with vintage age and normal use. The brass on the lamps is in ok condition, as are the shades.A few scratches noted on the wood as well. This is an overall very nice Mid Century Danish Modern Pole Lamp. Please see photos and feel free to contact with any questions. Assembling will be quick and self explanatory. Need more pictures or have questions, let me know! THINGS FOR YOU TO KNOW.
I pack extremely carefully and do not scrimp on packing materials. NOTE: Almost all the items we sell are vintage in nature. Many of these items have seen decades of use. Please expect a base line of wear. If you would like additional photos or if you have any questions please feel free to ask.If it is in perfect condition we will let you know but if not please do not expect a brand new item to land at your doorstep, it is vintage. The photos you are viewing in this sale are of the actual item you will receive and are part of the description. I really try to accurately describe each item honestly, but I know that sometimes mistakes can happen. The item "VTG MID CENTURY MODERN BULLET EAMES TENSION POLE LIGHT LAMP ATOMIC 60's SPUTNIK" is in sale since Tuesday, June 21, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Mid-Century Modernism".
The seller is "smudgicle" and is located in South Hadley, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.