Brogue Light by Daniel Schofield
for Deadgood

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Product news: this leather lampshade by British designer Daniel Schofield features a laser-cut pattern and stitching inspired by traditional British shoe-making techniques.

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Light punctures the cylindrical shade through a pattern of holes based on the stamps used by shoemakers to create 'broguing' decoration, which was originally added to allow water to drain from the shoes.

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"I was really interested by the history of 'broguing' and the roots it has in British culture," Daniel Schofield told Dezeen. "The detailing was beautiful and the craft involved caught my imagination."

Using vector software, Schofield adapted a typical pattern to fit the lamp's dimensions and make it suitable for laser cutting.

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Serrated leather detailing with machined stitching augments the reference to the shoes and a brass-plated frame was chosen "to compliment the natural leather".

The lamp was first presented by British design brand Deadgood at this year's Clerkenwell Design Week.

Other leather lights featured on Dezeen include a series of collapsible lampshades designed by Pepe Heykoop and produced in collaboration with underprivileged women in Mumbai, and wooden lights with leather shades by Swedish designer David Ericsson.

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  • amsam

    I adore this as an idea, but in practice I’m afraid it looks a little like it belongs in a Spanish restaurant alongside a lot of wrought iron.

    • Underwhelmed

      And that's a bad thing?

      • amsam

        Touché my friend.

  • greg

    hmm…have you seen this by Bethan Gray – Brogue Side Table? http://www.grayandturner.com/products/brogue-side

    • Henk

      hmm… have you seen brogue shoes?