U Collection: Antique Clarinet Table Lamp (14) transformed from a rare wooden clarinet by Gisborne of London - Birmingham 1839-1913
An elegant, tall table lamp created by Utopia from an exceptional antique clarinet made by Gisborne of London. The body is made of the classic exotic hardwood cocobolo and has a warm dark brown colour. The keys are silver plated. Each part of the instrument is engraved with the makers mark - a good indicator of its fine quality.
The clarinet was sourced in a state of disrepair and unable to be played, it has been ‘utopiaised’ into a table lamp. The now polished silver plated keys are matched with new chrome electrical fittings, around 2 metres of retro-style twisted mid-brown cable and a black plug. The hardwood base has been specially hand turned and French polished to a warm brown colour to compliment the dark brown wood of the clarinet. The flex exits discreetly from the base.
The lamp is shown here with one of our large oval shades and an ivory linen fez. Please note that the price is for the lamp only - all shades are sold separately therefore please visit our Lampshade Collections for different shade designs and prices.
Dimensions height 70cm, base diameter 19cm
Utopia's Unexpected Lights
All Utopia's lights are unique and handmade from interesting antiques and finds in our studios in North Norfolk . 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.
Utopia charges a flat rate of £10 for all deliveries.