Chetham draws inspiration from the pharmacy lamp invented in the 1890s. It was one of the first to shine directly downward and so it became popular in workplaces where an area needed to be seen in detail. We’ve used this functional element of the traditional design to create a task lamp that gives a concentrated pool of light (ideal for browsing through your favourite read), then we’ve completed the aesthetic by offering it in a new vintage-inspired bronze finish. It also has a lengthy extension of 55cm, and you can pivot the lamp in two places at 90-degree angles, switching between vertical and horizontal for flexibility.
Design & engineering
Chetham has a steel base frame with a choice of bronze or nickel finishes – both give an elegant look that’s a modern take on vintage style. The bronze is ideal for creating an aged, timeless look whereas the nickel has a slightly more contemporary feel but still keeps its classic style through the shape of the lamp itself.
To make sure our reading light is in keeping with the vintage look, we’ve used a black fabric cable for the Bronze finish and a grey one for the Nickel version, both of which have a subtle inline foot switch for quick and easy use.