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Simon Day

Simon Day runs Nocturne Workshop,  a small team of specialist craftspeople in Manchester who handcraft stunning lamps to order.

Nocturne is based on the idea that the best form always follows function.

Nocturne Workshop lamps are designed with a clean, minimal aesthetic in mind, but are nevertheless luxurious in colour, finish and design. The materials used such as brass, sustainably-sourced hard-woods and aluminium are used to construct lamps to the highest level of craftsmanship designed to last and age beautifully over time.

Nocturne was established by Simon Day in 2011 drawing design inspiration from architecture, workshop machinery and the 20th-century design sensibilities of companies and designers such as Kandya, Stag and PEL, Ernest Race, Anni Albers, Frank Guille, Eileen Gray and Jean Prouve.

From its workshop in Manchester, Simon leads a small team of specialist craftspeople making their lamps to order. They can adapt their designs to work with your home or interior project. Please get in touch if you would like to commission the workshop to design and make bespoke feature lighting, mirrors and furniture for you.

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We love the beauty in simplicity in Nocturne's designs. Their pieces lie in the realm where traditional and contemporary style meet, making them truly timeless. The clean lines, shapes and curves are stunning to the eye and allow these pieces to sit in variously styled spaces elegantly and comfortably. It is no wonder why their pieces such as the Gil Table Lamp have been chosen for boutique hotels.

Simon and his team at Nocturne have a focus on high quality craftsmanship that we admire, creating everlasting pieces here in Britain.

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