Choosing the right floor lamp base is something that is worth investing some time in to, as you are able to achieve a truly modern lamp base that makes all the difference. Lighting and lamp designers have a rich history to gain inspiration from, when we consider how far back lamps and the various designs actually go. In ancient Greece, people began adding wicks to pottery bases to control the rate of the burning flame and 2700 years ago Greeks built terracotta pots to replace hand held torches. The lamp base designs have continued to evolve in to more and more modern pieces, but the actual word lamp, comes from the Greek word Lampas, which means 'torch'. Despite people working with materials to create lighting for millennia, there is even evidence of rocks being hollowed out and animal fat being used for basic lamps as far back as 70'000 years ago. Thankfully, things have moved on and we now have such a huge and varied number of choices from all kinds of lamp base materials and shapes. Floor lamps make more of a statement than other lighting, so investing in a decent, high quality and modern floor lamp base is an imperative aspect of any rooms interior design. Choose from the floor bases above or search from our dedicated lighting page for more options.