BERBER was conceived by owner John Pryor in 2007 on a trip to Morocco and was inspired by the artisans and their colourful work. Morocco meets North Norfolk with lamps for example, that are made by Mohamed and his family outside Marrakech, but then shipped to Holt where they are wired and finally topped with an exclusive fabulous handmade lampshade made locally – a wonderful visual experience.
The Moroccan Tadelakt (meaning ‘to rub’) lamp bases start life as earthenware pots and then covered with a lime and marble plaster. Then oil and natural pigment is applied and after several coats it is polished to give the sheen.
These lamps will be showcased during Norfolk by Design at Houghton Hall.
Berber, 1b Hoppers Yard, Bull Street, Holt NR25 6LN
Open Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm