Classic energy efficient lighting by Colin Chetwood & Nick Grant
LockLamp is a collaboration between artist and metalworker Colin Chetwood and design engineer Nick Grant. Colin and Nick were unsatisfied with available light fittings and so LockLamp was born.
We design and make contemporary energy efficient lighting. Our desk lights, floor lamps and wall lights are already being acclaimed as classics by Architects and designers. We have a range of standard designs and undertake commissions for bespoke domestic, commercial and educational projects.
All our lights are handmade in Herefordshire by Colin and Nick.
These desk lights are an elegant alternative to the Anglepoise and look great in any settting. This minimalist design is elegant and unobtrusive but rock solid.
The adjustable models all use the unique LockLamp mechanism. We developed this to solve the problem of heavier modern lamps such as LEDs and compact fluorecents causing our anglepoise style lights to droop.
The steel tubes are hard nickel plated. We think chrome is too blue and stainless steel lacks ‘soul’; also it doesn’t work with the magnets.
Lock Lamp is meticulously designed but not designer, it is hand crafted but not crafty. Originally designed as a desk lamp, LockLamp also makes an ideal bedside light or table lamp. Please browse our site and discover our other contemporary energy efficient lighting products.
Lock Lamp Boy
Our simplest desk lamp uses the same birch ply shade but with a pared down function.
Contemporary floor lamps with E27 lamp holder
This heavyweight floor lamp has a thin birch ply shade with an Edison screw lamp holder. This allows a wide range of mains voltage E27 LED or compact fluorescent bulbs to be used. The base is a heavy steel plate with a waxed mill scale finish.
The Lock Lamp mechanism really could not be simpler or more robust. The lamp can be moved vertically and rotated about two axes. The mechanism is self locking thanks to gravity and friction. This unique design means that Lock Lamp stays put without constant adjustment.
The LockLamp mechanism is idealy suited to modern LED and compact fluorescent lamps which are heavier than traditional bulbs.
A slim elegant task lamp of solid construction
Despite the slim minimalist looks, you won’t find a stronger more robust light. The materials are simple but solid with waxed or nickel plated steel, birch ply and aluminum. Plastic is reserved for electrical components.
Contemporary wall lights
This is another pared down classic lamp design. The energy efficient contemporary wall light features replaceable shades that can contain drawings or handmade papers or fabric. Easily customised to suit almost any application from Architects office to children’s bedroom light.
Articulated Copper or Aluminium Pendant Light
This design was commissioned for a self build Passivhaus. Available from Colin Chetwood Lighting.