What is the Scoop on Dofaso?

I have long lusted after Poul Henningsen's Artichoke Lamp, but just assumed that, given its $15,000 price tag, I'd have to wait for another lifetime to actually own one.

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Which is why I was shocked and pretty suspicious when my cousin sent me a link to the very same fixture for only $799 from this website, dofaso.com. So, dear Readers, can you help me out?

Dofaso carries designs from Artemide, Luceplan, Moooi and others, all at a discount from the market price. (Not all are as drastically marked down as the Henningsen lamp; the George Nelson saucer lamp, for example, is $218 from Dofaso and only $269 from DWR).

Labeled 'wholesale,' Dofaso products are also offered with free shipping to anywhere in the world and a 100% refund on any unused pieces. The "About Us" section of the website reads:

Dofaso.com was founded in 2008 with the idea that modern lighting is functional art but buying it shouldn't be a project in itself. We travel the world to find exciting new designs and let our customers order without deposits and return without restocking fees. Our team of friendly and knowledgeable lighting veterans will not only help you select a lighting solution but also design sophisticated systems for no additional cost.

So what do you think? Has anyone had any experience with Dofaso?

Images: Dofaso.com.

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