Oak is, without a doubt, our favourite timber. Why? For starters, there’s its beautiful grain – just the right amount of characterful but without too many knots. There’s also its real sense of heritage and its very timeless, rather than trendy, appeal. And on top of all that, when you carve it and turn it into a rounded, decorative shape like we’ve done in Highgate, all those swirls and details in the grain are really highlighted.
The oak finish
All the oak in our collection, including this lamp, is finished with our IsoGuard® oil. This is a natural, linseed-oil based formula that not only protects the oak (from oxidising and discolouring, and from any mishaps in its day to day life like drinks being spilt nearby) but also won’t bring VOCs or anything else nasty into your home. It also includes pigments which, in the case of our Seasoned Oak finish, add a very subtle, silvered tone to the timber – a look that suits both contemporary and classic homes.
Highgate’s perfect pairing
You can partner Highgate with any of our lampshades (or, for that matter, any lampshade that has an E27 bulb fitting) but we know it’s not always easy to do that online. So, we’ve chosen the two that we think go with this tall and slim shape best – Henry and Oliver – as well as the best sizes to suit. Simply choose your preferred shade from the drop down, or select ‘without a shade’ if you’d rather pick your own.
Choosing a lightbulb
We always advocate using LED bulbs as they have a far lower environmental impact and are cool to the touch so they won’t scorch shades (or fingers!), as opposed to halogen or tungsten bulbs which generate a lot of heat. We also recommend that the maximum strength of your bulb should be no more than 8W LED for our lighting collection.
- For orders under £100 (or €100 in Ireland), it’s £6.95 (or €18 in Ireland).
- If your order is available now for UK mainland delivery, we’ll deliver it within 3-5 days. Otherwise, it’ll arrive in the estimated time frame stated above and at checkout.
ReturnsWe’ll happily take back most pieces within 28 days of delivery.
- For courier delivered items bought online, returns are free of charge.
- A £29.95 collection charge applies to all furniture returns delivered with our white glove service.
- If you cancel your order within 24 hours, we can refund the full amount.