Bobbin Table Lamp in Ebonised Oak with Shade in Black

Alfred Newall
Bobbin Table Lamp in Ebonised Oak with Ink Drop Tapered Shade in Black, by furniture maker Alfred Newall. This table lamp forms part of The Bobbin collection, where Alfred has incorporated a playful – yet elegant – twist on the historic 17th century Bobbin furniture design, also known as Spool furniture. For this collection, Alfred has focused on creating simple silhouettes with elaborately turned features, combining antique appeal with a modern aesthetic. Price includes a hand painted Ink Drop Tapered Shade by Tess Newall (as pictured).

Material: Ebonised oak
Dimensions: Height: 63cm, Length: 27.5cm, Width: 27.5cm
Care Instructions: Dust with lint free cloth
Made To Order (3-4 weeks)


Bobbin components are hand-turned on a traditional wood lathe, which is much like the potter's wheel in simply providing a turning axis. The process involves simultaneously spinning and shaping the main component; it begins square and through careful use of a chisel, the sequence of bobbin rounds are gradually formed. Once the profile is realised, the stand is spun further and hand-sanded to give a smooth finish.
The Maker Alfred Newall Furniture Maker - South East England

Alfred Newall is a furniture designer and maker based in Sussex. He is inspired by historic pieces and rural vernacular design, and uses traditional methods and processes in his work. After training at the Building Crafts College, Alfred worked for Plain English Design for two years while setting up his own practice. His focus is on the qualities of utilitarian design and proportion, with functionality and longevity at the core. Each piece is made in his workshop on the edge of the South Downs, using sustainably sourced materials.