The French House Old School Lights

The French House Old School Lights

The French House Old School lamps are made by spinning the metal over a mould. This skilfull job involves pushing the metal against the mould with a metal bar as it spins, thus extruding the shape of the shade. Thankfully this skill still exists, it enables us to make small batch production, as it is the skill of the spinner that matters. Because it is hand made each light is slightly different, and the spin lines can be clearly seen. They are not totally uniform, uniformity  is what happens when shades are punched out in an industrial fashion.

The name Old School Lamp was chosen as we came across some lights being cleared from a school, and we took these as our inspiration. It turns out they were originally put up in 1958, replaced in 1997. Probably new ones are being put up in 2016!

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