Connections and Collaborations: Mark Lowe Lighting
There are few things in life achieved without some degree of teamwork or co-operation or simply making use of someone else’s skills and talents in an area where perhaps you might be lacking.
Over recent months, we’ve come to know Mark Lowe of Mark Lowe Lighting in Nottingham, and it’s proved to be a very beneficial relationship already. Mark produces meticulously designed and crafted bespoke lamps and has a keen eye for design and style as well as undoubted practical skills with wood and wiring. And so it has happened that Mark has been helping us with a few of our items to modify them or bring them to a point where they can be offered for sale.
You can view a few of the recent lighting projects which we have asked Mark to assist with below, but there will be more on the way in the coming weeks and months, notably some more lamps and some furniture re-purposing which we are very much looking forward to completing, thanks to Mark’s help.
In the case of the Bisque Doll’s Head, Mark added the custom re-purposed wood base, wiring and bulb holder in line with our description of how we envisaged it being repurposed to a usable and decorative lamp. The mustard Prova wall light needed some attention to its wiring and fittings as well as a new base – made of sustainable English Chestnut wood – to convert it into a desk lamp. Finally, the Pifco lamp required a much longer flex and some attention to its switch housing to make it a much more practical and sound piece of lighting.
We are very glad to have this connection to a craftsman such as Mark and we are certain our collaboration will be fruitful. You can view more of Mark’s work, including bespoke standard lamps and table lamps made to order at his website, Mark Lowe- Lighting, which you’ll find here: http://marklowe.co.uk