Description from The New Craftsmen
The Ricasso Barrel Table Lamp is a cylindrical form with a hand braided surface, made by mixed-media textile designer, Aimee Betts. Carefully crafted, each lamp base is a sculptural statement piece perfect for enhancing exceptional interiors.
Aimee has used intricate braiding to compose a tightly woven structure using cow suede, kangaroo and waxed cotton cords, creating a rich texture that becomes animated under the light. Contrasting with the timber below, this brocade work will draw the eye and create a focal point in any interior. The Ricasso is a continuation of the Ricasso handle family, inspired by European Sword Handles from the Wallace Collection, London. The Collection – renowned for its fine craftsmanship, opulence and exotic beauty – was acquired mainly in Paris by the 4th Marquess of Hertford prior to his death in 1870.
Lamp and shade sold separately.
Aimee Betts is a mixed-media embroidery designer and creator of adornments. She graduated from the RCA in 2010 with an MA in Mixed Media Textiles. She is a Specialist Stitch Technician at Chelsea College of Art & Design and is an alumni of the Crafts Council UK Hothouse 2011 Programme for Emerging Designer Makers.
- Dimensions: 132mm diameter x 350mm / 13.780 inches tall
- Material: Cow suede, kangaroo cord, waxed cotton cord
- Barrel available in oak or walnut
- Flex – hessian
- Bulb holder – dark bronze, 40mm / 1.575 inches cap with PBBC bulb holder
- Black plug