Alexander Joseph’s range of cordless, custom-made UK luxury lamps brings products with aesthetic appeal to discerning home owners, hotels, restaurants, boat builders, retailers and more.
The original idea occurred when Alexander Joseph founder, Mark Robinson, tried to buy cordless table lamps. When he could only locate novelty low voltage sealed units or lamps with components which do not comply with UK safety legislation, he decided to create his own – using a team of British designers and artisan craftsmen to create lamps which combined the finest craft traditions with functionality.
Mark, a renowned Dorset-based investor, was quick to spot the business potential of not only a product range, but also spectacular one-off pieces which pushed the boundaries of craftmanship.
Mark said: “With a cordless lamp, lighting may be placed precisely where the customer wants it, however in creating these I knew I had to combine the functional element with the best of British design and choice, therefore all products are designed and handmade in the UK and are CE marked.”
“Our range has been designed by some of the UK’s finest artists and product designers and can be used anywhere. All components come from UK suppliers known to us, with finishing and assembly undertaken by Alexander Joseph.”
“The ceramic and glass bodies are hand-made by master craftsmen in small workshops. We offer bespoke lampshades but appreciate customers may wish to use an existing shade which is part of their established decor.”
Lamp bodies are handblown glass and handmade ceramics. The Initial range has 54 designs, this will increase to 200 lamps during the next year. In addition to conventional lamp colours, some vibrant choices such as mustard and aubergine have been included within the range.
Having solved desirability and endurance via the design of its own battery cells and electronics, Mark has used the latest high-density lithium-Iion batteries, encased with the electronics in a sealed lamp base, plus a specially made vintage style LED bulbs. The lamps offer more than 52 hours of continuous use before recharging is required.
The cordless lamps (named after stately home or aristocratic connections such as Blenheim, Buckingham), will appeal to discerning homeowner, overseas buyers, high end retailers and the interiors market. Priced from £1,300 to £2,500, one-off designs start at £16,000. Additionally, spectacular one-off showcase art lamps will be made.
The online shop www.alexanderjoseph.co.uk makes the range available to select resellers, interior designers, furniture retailers, hotel suppliers, boat builders and architects.
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