Mottega: Customized Lamps in 2 Weeks

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The newly launched Mottega is the latest venture of Arteriors Home founder Mark Moussa. The Dallas-based online retailer’s first product is a collection of high-end table lamps that are customized by you — customers choose a lamp shape, color, base, finial and shade to create the ideal lamp for their space — all the options are available to create traditional, transitional or modern lamps. This is how it works…

Mottega currently stocks 9 lamp shapes in 9 colors and features a selection of bases, finials and shades for further customization — all of the components are stocked in Dallas (ceramics originate from Portugal) and one of the most amazing things is the quick turn around for assembly and shipping — only 14 days!

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The interface includes a height measurement for each lamp base and I chose the smaller Capri shape (about 14″) but the Tresana and Portofino measure 24″.

The nine options range from bright Mandarin and Sol to the classic Crackle or Cashmere.

There are six options for bases and the material and color will determine the color of your lamp’s socket hardware (all solid brass — with a brass or silver finish) and the options you have for your finial.

Your selection of finials is determined by the base color.

You are free to confgure a lamp with or without shade. The Mottega offerings are basic but well-considered for the current range of lamp base shapes: tall drum, flat drum or tapered coolie.

Check it out for yourself and Design Your Lamp.

In my experience the lamps are extremely well-made fixtures for professional designers and design enthusiasts. While expensive — lamps are in the range of $500 – $700 — the quality is evident in everything from the fabric wrapped cord, sturdy shade and especially the solid brass double sockets which are all height-adjustable and have a hefty pull chain for each bulb.

I was very impressed with the quick turn around on my Azure Capri lamp — the packing method was the most carefully executed I’ve ever experienced.

Mottega plans to expand their product assortment in the future with additional customized options including a color-match system so designers can match lamp color to specific Benjamin Moore colors (obviously this type of customization will take longer than the the standard 2 weeks).

There are a few retail partners where Mottega Lamps can be viewed in person and this list will grow in the fall as they expand the collection.

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