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Porta Romana




Porta Romana

Motu Lamp Table lamp by Porta Romana for AUTHOR's collection of British-made luxury homeware

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Price from £1776. Please get in touch for your bespoke order quote.

From the world-renowned studio of Porta Romana.

The Motu lamp is constructed from patinated brass with a bronze finish. The silk shade is ‘Truffle’ in colour. The flex is in brown twisted silk with a matching brown in-line switch.

All wirework in Porta Romana lamps is 4mm thick and powder coated. This extra rigidity helps prevent dinks during its lifetime and allows the shade to travel well. Porta Romana stitch the side seams, a feature that is now a hallmark of a Porta Romana shade.

The transparencies of the linings have been created purposefully to give the perfect glow when lit because every silk, satin or velvet requires a different thickness. A cost may incur to change specification for Europe and USA use.

This product requires specialist delivery. If you wish to order this product, which requires specialist packaging and delivery, you can check-out now and buy online to secure your purchase. Thereafter, the AUTHOR team will contact you directly to complete your order by providing a delivery estimate. Be assured, we have negotiated competitive delivery costs from reliable couriers. We pride ourselves on delivering ordered products with the utmost care, promptness and efficiency. Also note, you have the option of a full refund should any issues arise in arranging your delivery.

Alternatively, if you'd rather speak with AUTHOR Interiors about specialist delivery of this product before buying online, you can contact us via our Contact Form and one of our team will get in touch.


  • Select 'Luxury Gift Wrapping' in BAG and, for £3.50 per gift ordered, we will wrap the gift beautifully in one of our luxury gift boxes with tissue paper, ribbon and seasonal decoration. We can also add a personalised message at no extra cost, which you can provide in the 'notes' section in CHECKOUT.


  • Height: 70cm
    Height with shade: 70cm
    Width: 35cm
    Width with shade: 56cm
    Base dimensions: 35cm x 15cm x 2cm
    Lampshade: 12.7cm x 10.2cm x 20.3cm / Willow Empire
    Weight: 2 kg / 4 ½ lb
    Max wattage: 2 x 25W Lamp: 2 x SES (E14)
    Candle bulb Voltage: 220-240V

  • 4 to 6 weeks

    Orders under £250 incur a Delivery charge of £7. Standard Delivery is free in the UK for orders over £250. Excludes fragile or large pieces flagged as requiring specialist carriage; in these instances you must provide the AUTHOR team your contact details, and info about your order via our contact form and we'll reply to discuss your delivery needs and provide you with a delivery quote to complete your order. Or call us during office hours.


  • If you are ordering for delivery to an international address, you can check-out now and buy online in your local currency to secure your purchase, which will be zero VAT rated thereby reducing the price you pay by 20%. Currency conversion charges apply. Thereafter, the AUTHOR team will contact you promptly to complete your order by providing a shipping estimate, which will be charged separately by AUTHOR. Be assured, AUTHOR have negotiated competitive international shipping costs from reliable couriers. Please note, you may need to account for import VAT, duties/customs to the country being delivered to; AUTHOR is here to help with this. If you want to talk to the Author team first before ordering, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Also note, you have the option of a full refund should any issues arise in arranging international delivery.


  • Just a light dust when needed.
Why we love this product

A two-headed lamp, battling the forces of darkness.

We have loved Porta Romanas work for a long time, and used their pieces in many interiors. The Porta Romana studio achieves wonderful specialist finishes on its products. We admire the ingenious original ideas in each years new collection and look forward with excitement to see new products revealed.

This double-sided table lamp is simple and functional, with no superfluous decoration or ornament. It adds interest to a dark corner, casting symmetrical, opposing pools of warm light in both directions.

The shape could be interpreted as back-to-back bowed heads but Porta Romana informs us that the name MOTU is, rather amusingly, an acronym for Masters of the Universe. Knowing this, we can definitely now see a He-Man in the shape of the lamp.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Donald Smith
I'm absolutely delighted

Jane and her team deliver a truly personal experience ensuring that what you get is exactly what you want, down to the finest of detail. I am absolutely delighted with what Author Interiors have down for us.