No matter what else you might do to it, lighting will make or break any room. Too much and you're instantly and unwillingly transported to a convenience store at midnight. Too little and you're knocking your shins on the occasional table. And it's not just about the intensity or direction of light, either. The lights in your life should emanate from beautiful sources oozing with solidity and warmth.
As we searched for lamps for our own use we were left disappointed by the contemporary crop, so we commissioned a family of lamps for our own, and now your, pleasure. Our lamps for shelf, desk, table and floor give more than a nod to the industrial, whilst retaining a beautifully modern silhouette thanks to the light footprint of the materials and striking overall design.
Telegram lamps are made using either rubberwood (darker coloured wood) or sassafrass wood (lighter coloured wood). Rubberwood is highly prized, not only for its dense, durable texture and rich, deep colouring but also for being one of the world's most eco-friendly woods. The sap of the rubberwood tree is the world's only source of natural latex, which is used to manufacture rubber. Eventually the rubbertree stops producing latex and it is only then that the lumber is harvested.
Sassafrass wood is quite a rare wood and is highly regarded for its strength, durability and beauty.