Salvaged Candy Lamps

candy coloured salvage metal light shades
the candy collection by auxilium salvage

At this year’s Clerkenwell Design week, it seemed that these candy coloured lights were the surprise hit as visitor after visitor tweeted or posted their picture. They’re made by a new company called Auxilium Salvage, founded by Katie Warren,  and have been “rescued” from a disused cable factory in Germany and restored and resprayed into all these different colours.

Katie prepares, hand-sprays and restores each lamp herself. She deliberately leaves some of the dents as a reminder of their origin and they are painted in contrasting colours inside and out. But these are only an example; you can choose your colours as well as the shade of flex you prefer so you can completely customise according to the room you want to hang them in.

repurposed lights from auxilium
repurposed lights from auxilium

This is Katie’s first collection. She’s currently working on a second as well as some other restoration projects so keep an eye on her site.

They cost £275 and they’re big. Now the only issue is which colours will you choose?

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I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.