Blog/Extension Leads: Wooden Scissor Lamps

Process image showing the making of timber scissor desk lamp by Animaro Design.

Designer-maker, Matt Gilbert seeks to bring a sense of playfulness to everyday objects through his work. Crane desk lamp, from £295, Animaro Design


Industrial scissor light designs were originally conceived as a means of saving workspace in factory settings, the extendable arms pulled out and retracted as required. An ability to adjust lighting to suit every situation is just as appealing for a modern home and these wood variants are the best by a long stretch.

Main image photography by Dunja Opalko. 

Finnieston floor lamp, £675, Channels Design; Accordion Bell sconce by Allied Maker, $3,900, Work Of