This week we have a very illuminating set of items in our virtual pop up shop – a selection of vintage desk lamps. They’re all well designed, good looking & functional – and range in price from £22 to £50.
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A couple of weeks ago Justin bought one of these vintage industrial lights at Todmorden flea market.
As he turned to walk away someone who’d been standing next to him at the stall tapped him on the shoulder. He said that he had quite a collection of similar lamps at home, would he be interested in buying any more?
He arrived the following week with a cardboard box full of these gorgeous vintage task lights. They’ve got such a great look – industrial & almost sculptural.
They’re well designed, robust and functional – and the grippers mean they’re very flexible with regards to positioning. Perfect in the kitchen, office, craft or sewing area. Anywhere you need a good, clear task light.
The book’s author, Hannah Nunn, is a designer/maker – specialising in beautiful & delicate paper-cut lamps.
She also owns and runs Radiance – a lighting & craft boutique – in Hebden Bridge where she’s based. All in all, a very busy lady!
Illuminate’s chapters are broken down via materials – paper, glass, ceramics, wood etc…
…with sections within those chapters given over to individual designer/makers – a summary of their background & practice accompanied by lush photographs of their creations.
Creations that are fun, colourful, wacky, delicate, whimsical and works of art – you’ll never make do with a bare bulb ever again!
It’s lovely to see makers we know personally and admire including people like Manchester-based Jane Blease.
The lighting showcased represents an international pool of artistry. As well as the UK, makers hail from as far afield as Japan, the USA, New Zealand, Serbia and The Netherlands.
In all, there are 43 individual lighting designers featured in the book – but owing to space restrictions Hannah has included an additional image gallery of work by other makers that she recommends you seek out.
Perhaps this is a sign that there’s a demand for Illuminate II!