The first Edison Artisan Lamp was created as a one-off build by Arthur Prestidge as he wanted a functional light that captured the 19th century spirit of the Thomas Edison tradition, a piece that reflected as much about history as it did the craftsmanship.
As a hobbyist historian and career craftsman, Arthur Prestidge has a fascination with the beauty and art of light created by vintage filament bulbs.
Having found no existing lamp suitable and fitting to power the exquisite filament bulbs, Arthur, a life-long carpenter and joiner worked with his son over many months to develop the Edison Artisan Lamp range.
By sheer coincidence, in low light the Edison Artisan Lamp visually came to life, the precision voltage regulating device exposing the beauty of the hand-woven tungsten filaments in the squirrel cage, framed by the ageless glass silhouette of the lamp itself, creating a truly stunning and evocative image.
Word soon spread about these unique lamps and before long Arthur was having to build the lamps to demand, with each lamp being meticulously handcrafted in the acclaimed Artisan Heartwood Workshop in the Anglo-Saxon village of Moreton Pinkney, Northamptonshire.
Arthur then began to develop the lamps for different light effects, uses and lifestyles, adding to the range the full 1, 2, 3 and 4 filament compliment that you see today, each with an uncompromising build quality using only the finest wood, solid brass, glass and bakelite.
Explore this unique and stunning light range and expand your world to a new combination of retro artisan vintage lighting.