Why?: The lightness of the cast metal frame creates a great counterpoint to the rustic nature of the design.
Where?: Perfect for a room with a view where you may need a big piece to relate to the volume of the space, but where transparency (i.e., so it doesn’t take precedence over the view) is everything.
What if?: If I could change anything it would be the shade. I believe that a shade that is not as translucent as this would create some great shadowing due to the open nature of the base. This would undoubtedly enhance the design.