The Porta Romana factory started its activity in 1988 in a tiny London workshop. From the very beginning, her ambition was to create beautiful and inspiring works that would be loved. Luck came when experienced British artisans appeared on the staff of the company to create all these quirky and original projects.
The Porta Romana style and design language have continuously evolved over the next quarter century to become the world's leading brand and an important component in the most beautiful homes, yachts, hotels and restaurants around the world. The company still works with many of the original masters and continues to look for the next artistic talent to help breathe new life into its collections.
With each new collection, the task of creating a new finish arises. From outdated plaster, to the improved patinated finish of the mussel shell, each new coating must work in harmony with the design. The glassblowers of the factory are constantly being pushed to create stunning, original and technically complex lamps. Metalworkers endlessly strive to come up with solutions to many design problems that designers assign to them, while working with strict standards, reviving old methods and developing new ones.
From sculptors to ceramists, from varnishing to glazing, every expert hand and eye is focused on creating something beautiful and durable. This is the belief and distinguishing feature of each unique Porta Romana collection. Her lamps have become synonymous with beautiful design made to the highest standards. Only when all the criteria are met, the Makers Mark is stamped on the products as proof of originality and heritage.