Have you ever gone into a second-hand store for a bit of a rummage then spotted something that made your heart skip a beat?
That is precisely what happened to me when I came across this vintage Maclamp in an Ercol/G-Plan cafe (yes, really!) last week in St Ives. Sitting quietly, but oh so elegantly, at the back of the store, the Maclamp made no fuss about its fine heritage. It was missing a fuse and needed a new plug, but its quality and breeding still shone through.
Designed by Terence Conran in the 1960s for Habitat, the Maclamp was a bit of an icon back in the day and the design is much imitated today.
Needless to say, the Maclamp came home with me. It's been re-plugged and fused and is now trying out a new home. Not sure I’ll keep it here - I had thought it would grace my desk, but for now, I want to have it in a room where I can see him all the time!