This gorgeous sustainable oak wood lamp has been carefully crafted by our eco-conscious carpenter Artisan, Ben.
To minimise wastage from his Kent based workshop, he crafts these unique lamps using offcuts of oak wood. Originally sourced from sustainably managed local woodlands, this beautiful oak has been ethically upcycled to create these delightful lamps.
Finished with a safety switch fitting and natural linen flex to complement the overall organic style.
Ben has joined two smaller blocks of oak to create one solid lamp, including an intricate knot detail.
This sustainable oak wood lamp measuring approximately 25cm tall and 14cm width.
The wood has been treated for woodworm and rot. A high quality wood protector has been applied to enhance the intersting wood grain and to assist in maintaining the nature tone of the oak.
We would recommend a 35cm lampshade (as shown in the picture) however a 40cm lampshade would make more of a statement.
Lampshade used for styling purposes only, please have a look at our handmade lampshade collection for some ideal shades to go with this lamp.
Mythology and symbolism
The oak was sacred to many gods, including Zeus, Jupiter and the Celtic Dagda. Each of these gods ruled over thunder and lightning, and oak trees are often hit by lightning as they are the tallest living feature in the landscape.
Druids practised rituals in oak groves and cherished the mistletoe that grows in oak-tree branches. It’s also linked with royalty: ancient kings and Roman Emperors wore crowns of oak leaves.
In England, the oak is a national symbol of strength. Couples were wed under ancient oaks in Oliver Cromwell’s time. Oak is the emblem of many environmental groups, including the Woodland Trust.
Learn more about the magestic Oak tree at The Woodland Trust