Omega Workshops; 'Giraffe' Lamp


New Omega Workshops style Painted & marquetry 'Giraffe' table Lamp New Omega Workshops style Painted & marquetry 'Giraffe' table Lamp

This large table lamp is one of our own designs inspired by an Omega Workshops marquetry cabinet c.1915. The Giraffe design shows the increasing influence of Cubism on the then art world. The geometric shapes are emphasised with different wood veneer inlays. It was but 1 step to take the idea and use it for this lamp base. The shade uses a Laura Ashley faric design, for an elegant finished lamp. The 2 photos show without and with flash.

New Omega Workshops style Painted & marquetry 'Giraffe' table Lamp New Omega Workshops style Painted & marquetry 'Giraffe' table Lamp
New Omega Workshops style Painted & marquetry 'Giraffe' table Lamp
New Omega Workshops style Painted & marquetry 'Giraffe' table Lamp New Omega Workshops style Painted & marquetry 'Giraffe' table Lamp veneers

Marquetry using fine veneers requires great skill & time to produce, especially on smaller pieces like this lamp & hence is not cheap. Above right shows the range of veneers used for the lamp and how they start out. You could have all 4 faces with the design, or just two with 2 plain wood veneers on the other faces, or have the giraffes on oppisate faces. The painted stepped base & top further accentuate the pre-Deco flavour of the piece. Made to order, we don't give out sizes or details until we've agreed a specification with a customer.


We register our new designs as they are added to the website. While we don't claim any exclusivity to Omega's original design, it's use for the lamp is original and are our copyright. All rights reserved.




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