Unique things: created from unwanted materials and discarded objects using a variety of skills and processes.
Alfi is an assembly of found parts and a representation of all the industries and methods of transportation during the 19th and 20th centuries. He has cast iron feet, made from lathes that were for shoe making; his body is made from the forks of a bicycle, the common man's form of transport; and his head is a car head lamp from a 1927 Dodge.
Inspired by the Argyle mines in North Western Australia and the over-extraction of diamonds in this mining industry. These lamps are constructed from baskets that were thrown out by a hospital laundry. The baskets are burnt, coated in oil, and reburnt to achieve this patina. They are filled with real tumbled quartz, sourced from a unique shop display. 21x38cm Price: $350
Alfie @ Work
Alfie is a custom-made lamp. His burnished metal legs and iron feet are adjustable and his head rotates 360 degrees, making him the perfect assistant when photographing many of the strange and curious objects in UpShop. Here he is illuminating an Argyle lamp
Lilly is another original light created by upcycling various reclaimed objects: a vintage shoe lathe and a light fitting is a lovely combination. $280
An original lamp repurposed from Industrial Testing Equipment, $320