A rare and stunning antique ship's air vent, (informed its from SS Irishman 1880) has been transformed into a unique table lamp by Utopia. Unusually the tap is still in place on the front.
The vent has been renovated and transformed into a statement lamp with a historic nautical vibe. The piece has been waxed to retain its original patina. It stands on a specially turned ebonised base with around 2 metres of retro-style twisted mid-brown cable, an inline switch and black plug. All solid brass fittings have been aged to compliment the vent. The cable exits discreetly from the back.
Condition: excellent with minor signs of wear
Dimensions: height 49cm x diameter of vent opening 32cm
The Raw Collection captures the essence of materials and celebrates their elemental qualities. The main inspiration for the collection are the four natural elements: fire, air, earth and water.
Utopia's Unexpected Lights
All Utopia's lights are unique and are handmade in our studios in North Norfolk from interesting antiques and finds. They each tell a narrative and enjoy close inspection to reveal strong craftsmanship and hidden layers of interest and wonder.
Creating our distinctive lights – the narrative behind the story Reclaimed elegance – the artefacts that Utopia sources for its lights are deliciously old, usually antique, sometimes vintage, and this ‘narrative’ is reflected in their character, patina and form – Utopia celebrates the knocks, chips, and scratches of their stories. The inspired selection of the original object and the process it goes through to make it covetable and unique is what makes our products special – every lamp is a one-off.
Peace of Mind Enjoy the aesthetics of top quality heritage styling: traditional twisted fabric cable, aged metal fittings, retro-style chains and historical style plugs, whilst having the peace of mind that your light is safe, having been completely wired/rewired by experts using modern fittings.
Please note that we are unable to post this item due to its size and weight, however, we can recommend a courier should you wish to arrange collection from our gallery in Holt. Alternatively, if you would like to collect in person then please notify us when you will be arriving, so that we can have the item ready for you. Many thanks for your purchase.