Copper Fish Studio
Ballast Table Lamp
Felled in Western Australia in the 1800s, the Jarrah wood used in this collection made its way to Ireland as ballast on emptied prison ships. This “Swan River Mahogany” found its second life as a Steam Age railway sleeper in a far-flung corner of rural Ireland. These salvaged hardwood lamps were milled from the few remaining Jarrah sleepers we managed to track down.
The lamps in this collection are simultaneously soft and architectural with their hand-sanded rounded edges and copper stems. The extraordinary hues in this ancient salvaged timber are accentuated by the contrasting bright copper boat nails.
This smaller table lamp features a pear shaped bulb and is complemented by a twisted, braided cord.
Each lamp is unique, the colour, grain and finish of the wood will vary from lamp to lamp. All our lamps are made by hand in our studio in Delgany, Co. Wicklow and each comes with a handwritten label describing its provenance.
Copper Fish Studio, design and make all of their lamps in their workshop in Wicklow, using salvaged, reclaimed and storm-fallen timber.