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Ponga lamp

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My latest lamp creation I call it the Ponga, is a #bootfair vase. Coupled with a nicely crafted piece of mahogany for the base. Wired with some gold braided flex and I’m liking the outcome.

 

Plaster carving

last Friday saw us do an experiment with carving into the plastered and rendered walls and our current restaurant refit.  Here is the outcome. 

 

September designs

September has seen us finish a body of work comprising tables for barrio central, a London west end bar, part of the barrio bars crew, who have 3 barrio bars in London.

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Latest Lamp

So this weeks work incorporated this lamp. Bit of experimentation gone into this one in terms of refining my engineering techniques given my limited equipment, illustrated in some of the pix. Some steampunk ideas coming through with this project too. IMG_3697.JPG Pictured is a car disc rotor. I welded a bit of tubing on to the edge to assist with bending tubing for the lamp stem.

IMG_3695.JPG The bent tube stem welded to a hexagonal 2kg grocers weight. And a kettle I hacked to make the shade.

IMG_3701.JPG The union between the stem tube and the shade I created using 1mm gilding metal.

IMG_3712.JPGHere is the lamp wired for testing. I used spirit of salts to oxidise(rust) the steel and shade.

IMG_3717.JPGThe finished article. Found this little toggle switch in a junk shop in Bakers Arms London N17

Bar balustrade

This weeks work. A Victa Horta inspired bar barrier for @bonnevilleE5. Victa Horta created an amazing house which is now a meuseum and a beautiful example of art nouveau. An absolute joy making this and Really enjoying the light engineering work.

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Snakes n tables

Made 6 x cafe/bar style tables this week. All 60x60cm that, when pushed together, form my interpret ion of snake skin. 20140713-084205-31325088.jpg

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Copper lamps

Latest addition to my portfolio of hand crafted lamps. Made from large copper plumbing fittings, ip rated led spots and a flexible gooseneck that’d typically be used on a microphone stand.
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These will light up the sign we built for the bonneville bar, we also built in London E5.

Climpsons BBQ

Last year saw us turn a shipping container into a full scale commercial kitchen and create a canopy of logs and beams for the BBQ area, Last week saw us give a makeover to the facade of the BBQ area at Climpsons arch in London E8.

Here are some before and after pix.

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Scofflaw

The name ‘Scofflaw’ was given to people who broke the prohibition laws back when it was illegal to drink alcohol. Recently for us and my current client, it’s the name of the bar were building. Site is in Lower Clapton and we’ve got loads of interesting and exciting textures, finishes and designs to showcase on this project.

The running theme is degraded posh mansion meets opium den slash Alcatraz. A mouthful and a challenge.

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Lab tops Gas pipe tables

These lovely yet simple tables are from  old school science lab tops, with 1″ bsp pipe and fittings for the base. Complete with original graffiti and old chewing gum under tops.

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Ex science lab tops iroko timber with gas pipe base and threaded joints

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Great for restaurant or cafe style tables