Originally designed in 1913 by Roger Fry, the founder of the Omega Workshop. These lamp bases were usually painted by the women artists. Fry has still not received the honours he deserves, for originality, design and great use of colour.
These lampstands are a case in point; both in shape and colour they looked forward to the Art Deco style (especially the stepped bases & fasceted tops. The 6 sided pieces near the top are especially difficult to make; not only are they 6 sided, but they are mitred and 6 sided. And to complicate matters even more they are then hand carved to creates highs & lows, almost like cutting a large diamond! Each of the 36 facets is then painted a different colour as well! This does make them quite expensive to produce, but visually very interesting. Made to order - £ POA.