About the Maker
Sam Isaacs produces unique, original and eclectic lighting and other curiosities made from salvaged materials. Vintage motor and bicycle lamps, mid 20th century kitchen appliances, and flotsam from the sea are amongst the intriguing and nostalgic components featured in his work. By reinterpreting and repurposing these found objects, Sam creates a new identity and a new lease of life for lost treasures.
These weather beaten objects have nodules, dents and cracks, but much of my work shows how careful combinations of material can work in harmony. Slate, timber, glass, ceramic and inquisitive metal objects offer a deliberate account of industrial history and are reborn with a new function and identity. All electrical items have been wired by a qualified electrician and have been portable appliance tested to meet current standards. "I decided to launch a range of furniture in 2009, designing and crafting in my workshop in North Cornwall. I predominantly use reclaimed materials and curiosities, all with different histories from sites of the southwest and normally destined for the gobbler and landfill."