A giant lamp has been created by Utopia from a fabulous brass fire extinguisher probably dating back to the 1940s/50s. The front has the makers mark of the General Detroit Corporation, USA. Made of solid brass this exceptional extinguisher is weighty and in an attractive used condition with only minimal signs of use, which is remarkable for its age and purpose. Please study the photographs to ascertain its condition for yourself. The tall lamp could work on a table or on the floor.
The extinguisher has been ‘utopiaised’ into a lamp with new brass fittings, around 2 metres of retro-style twisted mid-brown cable and a black plug. The cable exits discreetly from the back near the base.
The lamp is shown here with our giant ivory linen fez shades. Please note that the price is for the lamp only - all shades are sold separately, therefore visit our Lampshade Collections for alternative shade designs and prices.
Dimensions height 79cm, base diameter 18cm
The Raw Collection captures an elemental grandeur for interiors wherein the essence of beautiful materials is celebrated in the raw. The main inspiration for this stylish contemporary collection is the four natural elements: fire, air, earth and water. Through harnessing the juxtaposed energies of: metal, wood and stone a natural dynamic in design evolves.
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 Bakelite 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 due to the large size and heavy weight of this lamp it can only be collected from our gallery in North Norfolk.