I received this as a birthday present last year, and it's been a real treat to use. I thought it was going to go in the sewing corner, but I ended up putting a clamp mounted light there instead. This floor model ended up in the bedroom, and I use it for reading in bed. The light can be directed right on the page and the true color light emitted by the bulb is very easy on my eyes.
The base is heavy enough to keep the light from tipping over and being too top-heavy, but not too heavy that I can't move it around. In fact, it's rather easy to swing the entire lamp around and move the arm away from the bed.
I am sure it would work next to an easy chair as well, so I'm thinking about another one for my armchair, where I like to sit to do knitting. This is a terrific lamp and really helps me see my work or my reading a lot better. Recommended highly.