This lamp was inspired by an Omega Workshop painted piece of furniture. They make for a typically colourful impact in any room, almost folk art with some Cubist detailing. The hardest decision to make when commissioning a piece like this is whether to have it look newly painted or distress to make it look like an older antique piece; in this case it was painted to look like the original looks now. Bespoke made to order. We don't discuss prices until we've agreed a spec with a customer.
Lamps like these are not an 'off the shelf' item, they are specially made to order. They are expensive to make like most quality craft items. The following photos show the process a bit more clearly, taking a blank canvas table lamp base, priming it, base painting it, then building up the design, on all faces, one colour at a time. Unlike many original pieces this table lamp was designed to the scale of the design. The main column setion has mitre corners, more work, but the advantage is you do not get any 'end grain' when painting, so each face is clean. The lamp below on the left follows the original full design, repeated on all 4 sides, but it may look better for only having the design on 2 oppisate faces, so it's not too visually busy. The lamp below on the right is visually stronger, because it follows the original spirit of the piece, by having over scale flowers & foliage.
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