decor, lighting

Salvaged Wood Lamp

After seeing a 1939 advert of the popular angle-poise lamp in National Geographic, Durban-based, Deane Alcock was inspired to design a new take on the traditional desk lamp. The body of this sleek lamp is created from salvaged wood, adding a rich, lived in texture. The exposed joints create a utilitarian edge, which results in an ergonomic, 360-degree rotation of the lampshade. The shade is crafted from an up-cycled irrigation pipe and the sleek design adds to the statement style of the piece. Dean's inspiration is varied and ranges from industrial elements to the Bauhaus movement. The common thread is good design with a focus on function. His inspiration, paired with creative craftsmanship, results in a contemporary lamp with an organic influence. The lamp retails at R850. Contact Deane Alcock on 072 953 0043 or via You can also visit for more information. Nadia van der Mescht is a creative consultant who has a passion for locally crafted products. She works with fellow creatives to build their brand, online presence and press portfolio. Creativity with integrity is her motto. Read her blog at