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Porta Romana from David Village Lighting

Porta Romana began life in 1988 in a tiny London workshop. From the beginning, the ambition was to create beautiful and inspiring pieces that would be loved. Good fortune came in finding skilled British craftspeople to create those quirky and original designs.

With each new collection comes the challenge of creating new finishes. From convincingly aged plaster, to perfecting the patina of a mussel shell, each new finish must work in harmony with the design. We impose the same demanding ambitions on our design partners. Our glass blowers are pushed to attempt stunning, original and technically challenging pieces. Our metal workers strive endlessly to come up with solutions to the many design problems we present them, and work to exacting standards; resuscitating old techniques and developing new ones.

From sculptors to ceramicists, from lacquering to glazing, every expert hand and eye is focused on the crafting of something beautiful and enduring. That is our belief, and the hallmark of each unique Porta Romana piece. The Porta Romana brand has become synonymous with beautiful design made to the highest of standards. Only when these criteria are met, will the final piece be branded with our Makers Mark, as proof of its heritage.

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Our top Porta Romana picks

Porta Romana Flynn Caged Wall Light
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Porta Romana - from the Village Blog

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6 October 2016 Permalink

Featured in Livingetc October 2016

We are loving Livingetc this month and below are some of our products which are featured in the magazine, click the links below to check them out!

David Village Lighting

From Top to Bottom, Left to Right

Foscarini Aplomb    Catellani & Smith    Louis Poulsen Artichoke   Light Years Caravaggio

Porta Romana Nova    Moooi Perch Wall (coming soon)   Lampe Gras N340-L-40    Bocci 14.5

Anglepoise Original 1227 Desk Lamp    Original BTC Stanley    Luceplan Mesh

Original BTC Titian Pendant   Orsjo Belysning Lean Floor

Visit us on our social sites to keep up to date on new products and what's on trend! You can find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterest and now Polyvore!

David Village Lighting


Tags: Anglepoise, Bocci, Catellani & Smith, David village lighting, Foscarini, Interior Design, Lampre Gras, Lighting, Light Years, Livingetc, Louis Poulsen, Luceplan, Moooi, Original BTC, Orsjo, Porta Romana

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Porta Romana – Celebrating the products that shaped it!

16 August 2016 Permalink

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Porta Romana began life in 1988 in a tiny London workshop. From the beginning, the ambition was to create beautiful and inspiring pieces that would be loved. We take a look at some of Porta Romana most iconic designs.


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The Manhatton lamp was introduced to the collection in 2000 by Francis Russel. It remains as one of his favourite and most successful pieces thought to be because of the simple yet skilful design. The design is still at the forefront of the collection and is seen as a design classic.

Flynn Caged Stairwell Lantern

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The Flynn Stairwell Lantern has a striking edge. Each made from beaten lengths of forged steel and scarred with hammer marks its dramatic vertical lines make it perfect for stairwells and high ceiling spaces. The finish can be personalised to suit any space such as tones of bronze, silver and gold.

Mushroom Mirror

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The Mushroom Mirror is designed with a playful feel crafted with hand cut metal mushrooms dancing around the edge. The textured and painted steel frame creates an interest in the finish and the style is reminiscent of a traditional French mirror from the 1950’s. Launched in the enchanted forest collection it became an instant favourite for all. The frame takes 15 hours to craft and that’s only the beginning. Once formed the decorative process of applying the Mayan Gold Finish can begin. After 15 different processes, 16 diverse paintbrushes and three days of hard work the Mushroom Mirror is complete and destined for the most beautiful of interiors.

Duck Feet

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Probably the most identifiable design of Porta Romana’s collection is the Duck Feet Table Lamp. The inspiration for the lamp came from two sources, a surrealist exhibition showing the Oppenheim crane leg table shortly followed by the sighting of a rare fur table lamp. The two combined gave birth to the idea of the duck lamp and later a visit to a couture show finished the detail with an ostrich feather dress. 

Sputnik Ceiling

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The sputnik Chandelier was designed by Gareth Devonald Smith as part of his capsule collection in 2013. The curves of the design feature the sculptural doodle hallmark of Smith and has a simple yet ingeniously engineered design. The design is finished with seven irregular sized and shaped bronze and brass lampshades.


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This beautiful glazed ceramic piece was inspired by a stroll along a deserted Caribbean beach and the discovery of a Bajan seedpod. Later the seed was drawn and became the shape of the Baobab lamp. Every lamp is formed by hand and the alchemy of firing means that no two will ever be the same.

Man 3 Floor Lamp

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The Man 3 Floor is a reminiscent piece of a Giacometti sculpture. The lamp was deigned in 2006 as part of the Man and Women series and like the other designs in the series the floor lamp has a minimalist style. The Mad 3 is often used to great effect in a repeat, standing like sentinels in an open space or corridor. The Man 3 is finished by hand in a bronzed effect.

Please contact us for more details and prices!

Visit us on our social sites to keep up to date on new products and what's on trend! You can find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterest and now Polyvore!

David Village Lighting


Tags: Baobab, British, Duck Feet, Flynn Caged Stairwell Lantern, Interior, Man 3 Floor Lamp, Manhattan, Mushroom Mirror, Porta Romana, Sputnik Ceiling

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Spring Into The Easter Theme!

30 March 2015 Permalink

Easter and Spring themed designer lighting

It’s now officially spring! Which means Easter is approaching, why not browse our selection of spring coloured lighting and furniture for a simple update to your home. The collection consists of decorative pieces to appeal to children and adults a like, such as the Rabbit lamp by Moooi – very Easter appropriate! Our new selection of home scents by Tom Dixon is also featured in our selection, the Royalty candle has a sweet aroma of Earl Grey, scones and jam which is reminiscent of a English tea in spring time. Here is our collection of Spring time treats:

1-Muuto MHY Pendant    2-Moooi Juuyo Peach Pendant 

3-Foscarini Birdie Table Lamp    4-Porta Romana Gourd Table Lamp (Lavender)

5-Kartell Bloom S1 Pendant    6-Moooi Rabbit Table Lamp

7-Moooi 5 O’clock Chair    8-Moooi 5 O’clock Table

9-&Tradition Copenhagen Pendant (Blush)    10-Tom Dixon Scent Candle in Royalty

11-Kartell Louis Ghost Chair (Sunset Orange)    12-Kartell Lou Lou Ghost Chair (Green)

13-Bocci 28.1 Pendant (Custom Colours)

Tags: Bocci, Foscarini, Kartell, Moooi, Muuto, Porta Romana, Tom Dixon., &Tradition

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