I'm not sure if it is great or awful, design-wise, but it sure is getting the job done. The individual stalky things are adjustable, so they could each point in a different direction. There are five of them, although they don't show in the picture. But I kind of like them clustered together, all facing upwards.
Meanwhile, the rest of the room looks like this.
Still a little more organizing left to do!
As a bonus, the lamp packaging contained this little gem.
C.S. loves to hide these in his bookshelves, to help keep his first editions nice and dry and mildew-free, even in the dampness of South Florida. And I didn't even have to pay extra for it.