This stylish Pendant Lamp is made from reclaimed material from French railway wagons.
Made from reclaimed French Railway wagon oak combined with laser cut folded aluminium
This stylish Pendant Lamp is made from reclaimed French Railway wagon oak combined with laser cut folded aluminium.
The Oak used in this lamp once served as flooring and walls of French Railway Wagons. When we first get our hands on the Oak boards they are black with soot from the old steam trains. Hiding under that soot lays a timber full of characterful burls, knots and cracks. Time has allowed the soot to seep into the cracks and holes highlighting them in jet black. The larger blackened holes in some of the pieces are from red hot rivets burning through the timber to join them to the steel wagon frames. That's how they fixed the boards in the days before mechanical drills were portable or practical enough to do the job. The charred edges of these holes tells us the story of their past. We finish the oak in our own recipe 100% natural beeswax polish.
The aluminium has elegant tapered slots along its edges which tease out the light and project a subtle pattern on the ceiling. The aluminium is painted in a luxurious gloss pure white. The gloss white contrasts with the deep amber tones of the knotted timber.
As with all reclaimed timber, each piece is unique and will differ slightly form the picture. We intentionally pick pieces with character to make a feature of the oak.