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Lasting Impression

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 by

There is something disarmingly lovely about these quirky ‘Tappers’ shoe last lamps by British craftsman Sam Isaacs. We instantly fell in love with them when we stumbled upon Sam’s work online. Constructed from vintage beech wood shoe lasts dating from the c.1940s combined with copper tubing and topped with a simple shade, a pair of lamps takes Sam around 12 hours to make by hand. Crafting unusual items of furniture and lighting from found and reclaimed objects, Sam is particularly drawn to the heritage of his original materials and lovingly restores and reworks them into unique, one-off or limited edition pieces in his North Cornwall workshop. If you give them a home, the Tappers shoe last lamps are bound to make you smile whenever you walk past them.

Tappers shoe last lamps, £125 per pair, Reworked

Tappers vintage shoe last lamps, Reworked

Tappers vintage shoe last lamps, Reworked
Image courtesy of reworked.co.uk

Tappers vintage shoe last lamps, Reworked

The bases to the pair of ‘Tappers’ lamps are beech wood shoe lasts dating from around the 1940s. Position in a pair on a side table and the lamps are bound to prove a talking point with guests.
Image courtesy of reworked.co.uk

If the Tappers shoe last lamps from Reworked have made an impression with you, then you might like to visit our Lighting section for other unusual and stylish lamps. We’ve also dedicated a whole section of mywarehousehome.com to our favourite vintage and vintage-style finds. And we recently featured this adorable shoe last racer from Plum & Ashby too.

 

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