Portland Roach square lamp with black douppion silk lampshade, braided cable, complementary antique brass fittings and an embedded mason’s mark of authentication.
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The bold shape of this lamp immediately draws your eye’s attention to the beauty of the natural stone material, something that’s always one of Ian’s priorities when designing. Thanks to the tactile nature of stone as a material, our lamps are equally pleasing to the touch and to the eye.
Each block of British stone is specially selected then by our award-winning craftsmen to be hand-worked and finished, allowing them to always ensure the absolute finest quality in their craft. The front chamfer of the lamp both both softens and accentuates the design, while also creating a shadow. Finally, the finished stone is hand-honed and sealed to create a surprisingly warm feel.
We have paid great attention to detail, finishing the lamp with a braided cable, complementary antique brass fittings and our mason’s mark of authentication, a solid bronze coin, set into the back of the base.
Thanks to the nature of stone as a material, the subtle variations in the stone and the fabric of the handmade, bespoke, silk shades ensure that every lamp is unique.
Portland Roach is a distinctive and immediately recognisable, open-textured limestone.
Unique and full of character and interest, Roach has many holes scattered throughout, containing large grey shell fragments, including turreted gastropods (Portland Screws) as well as large clams.
The stone is a typical creamy/white Portland colour, although the large concentrations of grey shells can darken the overall colour.
Woven from an incredibly luxurious all-natural silk, our lampshades are painstakingly rolled and neatly tucked for a delicately unique finish. The silk shades are produced to display some natural slubbing, adding to their character.
We go to great lengths to combine the subtle variations of each stone with the finish of each lampshade to give the completed lamp a subtle and carefully considered character of its own.
We have paid close attention to detail, finishing the lamp with a braided cable, complementary antique brass fittings and our mason’s mark of authentication—a solid bronze coin—set into the back of the base.
Thank you for your interest. Please complete, if you would like a sample of the stone and/or shade silk.
However, stone is a natural material and variance in texture and colour does occur. At Ian Knapper we take every care to ensure stone consistency, we consider this to be part of the natural beauty of stone, as no one piece will be identical.
The shade material is natural silk douppion. Silk is the most luxurious fibre in the world. The weaving and knitting of the fabric contains minor variations and irregularities. These are characteristics of fine silk yarn which gives the fabric its lustre and texture and should not be treated as defects.
If the stone we have specified is not suitable then you may wish to commission us to produce your lamp in an alternative stone. Please contact us to discuss the options.
We are able to offer a lower price to clients wishing to purchase five or more lamps, in any combination of designs and stone. Please contact us to discuss your requirements in more detail.