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As you know, we adore architectural models at Parvum Opus, and for our inaugural lamp designs, we've been inspired by the stepped pyramid structures created by ancient cultures in Egypt, Cambodia, Mesoamerica and beyond. We're particularly entranced by the magical play of light and shadow created by their elegantly graduated steps, which we've reimagined in our own colorful and distinctive way in this square pyramid lamp design.


We've lavished our usual attention on every detail of this lamp's design and function, sourcing fine, solid brass lamp fittings, colorful twisted cords and faceted antique style plugs. The lamp body has been designed and crafted from solid wood that we've meticulously clad in hand-marbled paper. The resulting pyramidal structure perches atop English brass bun feet, and we've added a quartet of our own hand-stamped brass hallmarks to the base as a fetching finishing touch.


A fine lamp brings personality, warmth and atmosphere to a room, and our sculptural designs will sit pleasingly with everything from antiques to contemporary art. Like every design that comes from the Parvum Opus atelier, our lamp project has been driven by ongoing fascination, experimentation and refinement, and it's a great pleasure to share the realization of our efforts with you now. 


*We always have additional patterns in the studio: if you'd like details on hand-marbled papers not shown on the pattern gallery page, please contact us.


Lampshade recommendations:


As a convenience, we're happy to offer optional classic parchment shades with our lamp bases. We've sourced these from our friends at Newport Lamp & Shade, who also carry beautiful Fermoie linen shades in a myriad of colors. For very special bespoke ikat shades, we recommend Melodi Horne, who has an eye for finding perfect ikat patterns to match our marbled papers.


For lamps ready for immediate delivery, please visit the Artist's Cabinet page. Commissions are welcome: please contact the studio for details on lamp bases in bespoke colors or patterns.


Square Pyramid Lamp

    • Dimensions: 5.5" wide, 13.75" tall to top of socket
    • Solid wood, brass, fine hand-marbled papers
    • Requires one standard shape E26 base bulb 
    • Lamp parts are all UL listed
    • Three-way  rotary knob socket
    • Wired for US
    • 60 watt maximum 
    • Optional vanilla parchment shade available, 8" top, 12"bottom,  9" slant, with brass bulb clip included
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