The unique floor lamps at the Vintage Lamp Store are designed by legendary British glassmaker, John Smith, whose work has been featured in the award-winning film, The Glass Table Lamp, as well as the hit series, The Amazing Race.
The lamps are made from the same material used in a glass table lamp, and each is handcrafted to order.
Each lamp has a unique design that takes advantage of the natural light that shines through the glass to create a striking visual.
The unique lamps are designed to stand out from a crowd, and the store’s founder, Paul Smith, is particularly fond of the design of the glass table lamps.
“When I first saw the glass lamp I said to myself ‘I can’t wait to have one of these.’
But I didn’t want it to look like a lamp shop or anything, it had to be unique,” Smith told The Independent.
“And that was the challenge, so I went out and bought a few and set up shop there.
And that’s what I’ve got now.”
The store sells both modern and vintage floor lamps and glass table lights.
“We try and give as much as we can to our customers, we really do,” Smith said.
“It’s a big investment but I think we’re very proud of what we’ve created.”
Vintage lamp store owner Paul Smith has designed a variety of unique floor lamps, and they’re all unique.
The glass table and floor lamps are both made from glass, so the unique designs can be easily matched to each other.
Photo courtesy of Vintage Lamp Shop.
The lamp store’s unique designs are the result of a collaboration between the company and a former member of the Royal Air Force.
“He was a retired Royal Air force pilot who had just retired from his flying career and had been working on his own for the past 15 years, and we wanted to take advantage of that,” Smith explained.
“The glass table was his idea.
He said ‘You know what I’m thinking.
If you do this, I can keep working on it’.
We started to work with him, and he was very helpful in getting the idea that the lamp was going to be a little bit different to other lamps.”
“He also said ‘I’m going to get rid of the old lamp, so we can have a different look and I can get a bigger market’.
So, that’s how we came to the idea of making these lamps,” Smith added.
“These are the best floor lamps in the world, and you can’t get them anywhere else.”
One of the lamps at Vintage Lamp is a rare piece of history.
A special order piece made by a former RAF pilot from the 1970s.
The Vintage Lamp store also sells lamps for sale through a specialised online auction site called The Lamps.
The online auction house’s owner, Peter Crouch, was instrumental in the development of the website.
“I’ve got an amazing team of people working on the site, so you can see how much I’ve invested and how much it’s grown into, because it’s really amazing.
We’re really proud of the fact that we’re the only one who’s got a real online auction website,” Crouch said.
Vintage Lamp’s unique floor lights are made using a unique combination of glass and glass plate, and a unique glass window.
The unusual design of a glass window means the lamps can be individually matched to their owner.
Photo via Vintage Lamp shop.
“There are so many different kinds of lamps out there and they all have their own personality,” Cople said.
The display at the vintage lamp store, which features a selection of unique lamps, including the original glass table, is a testament to the company’s dedication to quality.
“They’ve got a huge range of products and we have some really nice lamps,” Cope said.
Crouch also sells antique glass lamps, a special order product made by an old Royal Air Fighter.
“For people who like the antique look, it’s a really nice choice,” Cattle said.
While the lamps are unique, the most popular lamp is still the original one.
“When we bought them, I told the owners we needed to have a lamp that had the original owner’s stamp on it,” Cought said.
It’s a rare item and one that the owner was willing to take the risk on.
“If we were to do this again, we’d probably take the original lamp and put in a special stamp,” Crought said, laughing.
“But then the owners of the shop said ‘Oh, we’ll take the lamp too.’
And it’s the same deal as it was when we bought it.”
The lamps are one of the most unique floor lighting designs in the UK.
Photo by Paul Smith.
Vintage lamp owner Paul Coughton is proud to be part of a group of dedicated individuals who make the lamps.
“This is the best thing we’ve ever