David is the son of the renowned artist North East R.L. Howey and the grandson of J.W. Howey a member of the Staithes Group of painters and has had a creative history in picture framing, restoration and photography, spanning some 35 years.
More recently he has turned his inspiration to unique lighting concepts.
His lamps are unique pieces of art, designed and constructed from unloved and forgotten everyday items that are carefully restored and given a new and useful life. He spends time ensuring that the materials, from cable, switches and shades, are appropriate and unique.
David’s passion for creativity has led him into this diverse new market where his love for originality can really shine as each lamp is bespoke.
David uses individual pieces sourced from all around the local area and beyond to create lamps made from Victorian lampshades to art deco kitchen appliances that provoke conversation.
Some of David’s designs are quite formal but most are more ‘quirky’ and reflect his humour and eye for detail. A perfectionist in every way, David spends time ensuring that all materials, from cables to switches to shades, are appropriate for the creation he is working on.
David has a portfolio of previous designs but obviously each creation is unique and not replicated; he will however work to commission if you had a particular design in mind for your home or business so is more than happy to meet to discuss lighting aspirations!
We had great fun when David’s lamps arrived and actually thought that when the lights went down and we all went home, in the still of the night they would all come alive and play!