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THE SIMPLE THINGS, FEBRUARY 2013
Things to wake up and want: This pendant is from a large run of vintage reclaimed factor lights found in a cotton mill in the north west of England.
LIVING ETC, MARCH 2013
The Perfect Individual Kitchen: Create a space that’s as beautiful as it is efficient with tips from design experts.
THE SUNDAY TIMES, STYLE. 10 FEBRUARY 2013
Light industry: For hard-working lighting, look no further than these metal lamps. Vintage lamp from Skinflint Design.
HOMES & GARDENS, FEBRUARY 2013
Insight: Vintage Lighting. Inspired by the Kneales, we explore ways to modernize lights of yesteryear. “Excellent design will always stand the test of time,” says Sophie Miller of the vintage industrial shop, Skinflint.
HOMES INTERIORS AND LIVING. JANUARY 2012
Repurposing: A major emerging trend for 1023 in interiors and living is most definitely recycling. Skinflint Design has a wide selection of reclaimed lighting that can light up any room with a touch of re-salvaged chic.
THE SUNDAY TIMES, STYLE. 30 DECEMBER 2012
View to a Thrill: Oh, to be in Rio right now. Get the Look with this salvaged light from Skinflint Design
THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, STELLA. 23 December 2012
This week’s must do, see, buy. Stella Loves…This 1960s vintage desk Lamp by Horstmann. With its polished aluminum shade and brushed-steel arms, it manages to be functional and incredibly stylish.
LIVING ETC, NOVEMBER 2012
Decorating with Denim: Layer smart, tailored furniture and geometric textiles upon a distressed denim-style backdrop for tough and ready urban style. Copper lighting lifts the look.
ELLE DECORATION, NOVEMBER 2012
THE SUNDAY TIMES: STYLE, 30TH SEPTEMBER 2012
25 BEAUTIFUL HOMES, OCTOBER 2012
GUARDIAN WEEKEND, 25th AUGUST 2012
CORNWALL LIVING, AUGUST 2012
Shades of the Past: Scoured from all over the UK and Europe, Skinflint Design’s amazing salvaged lighting treasures are sensitively restored in their Cornwall workshops. Predominately from period spanning 1900-1960, each piece has its own history and a story to tell.
GRAND DESIGNS AUSTRALIA
Light Headed: Installing feature lighting in your home could turn it from a regular design into a grand design.
THE GUARDIAN: GREEN, MARCH 2012
Kevin McCloud's Little Green Book
THE SUNDAY TIMES: HOME
Nice Work: Industrial chic is back, but this time its more than soft stark, with textured surfaces and vintage finds from the factory.
LIVING ETC MARCH 2012
Ideas to Steal: Inject a little wild style into your home with raw materials and quirky accessories.
BEAUTIFUL KITCHENS FEBRUARY 2012
Light Fantastic: The right pendant can transform your kitchen and give it instant wow factor.
SELF BUILD AND DESIGN, JANUARY 2012
Cornwall Today: NOVEMBER 2011
The High Life
THE SUNDAY TIMES: STYLE: 23 OCTOBER 2011
Life Style Interiors
FT Interiors: 17 September 2011
Ideal Home: September 2011
3 of The Best'
Vintage Piece original Opaline globe and copper gallery
The New Review, The Independent on Sunday: 27 July 2011
'Industrial Revolution'Turn Back the Clock with these magnificent metallics
Eastern Bloc Factory Pendants, from Skinflint Design one of many imposing industrial fixtures from this reclaimed lighting specialist.
House and Garden: June 2011
An eclectic mix of beautifully aged antiques and gently distressed textiles conjures up warmth and character.
Guardian Weekend: March 2011
World of Interiors: March 2011
Elle Decoration: March 2011
An old manufacturing space could make for a utilitarian home but as one creative Parisian couple have shown, with vintage pieces and plenty of personal touches, industrial can also equal charming.
Good Homes: February 2011
Tamsin's Design Influences
'My Hidden Treasures'
Find out where Tamsin gets her style inspiration, from reclaimed industrial lights to natural colour combinations.
Scotland on Sunday At Home: 20 February 2011
Walk Into The Light Fantastic
The Independent i: 5th January 2011
10 Best Desk lamps
Treat yourself to some bright brilliant new light to make everything from writing letters to, well, paying the gas bill less of a gloomy chore
Sunday Telegraph: Stella: November 21 2010
This week's must do, see, buy
Skinflintdesign, based in Cornwall, specialises in restoring old lighting from aircraft and ships- this set of three brass and glass lamps once lit up a 1950's American cargo ship
House and Garden: November 2010
'Let There Be Light' Good lighting can make or break an interior. Hatta Byng talks to three lighting designers who have perfected the art with a combination of old and new fittings, the latest technologies and limitless creativity.
Living Etc: November 2010
Inspiration gallery, Ceilings. 'Concealing a light source high up next to a ceiling creates real ambiance' says Sophie Miller at Skinflint Design Lighting Consultants
The Scotsman Magazine: October 30 2010
Now Create The Look
Naval Cargo Lights.
These beautifully polished lights were salvaged from a ship in India. The copper finish will look beautiful against dark wood and pale walls.
Self Build: October 2010
Choosing reclaimed products is not and exact science. Stock constantly changes and the gem you spotted last weekend might be gone forever by the time you decide to buy it. We went shopping to find some sterling examples of reclaimed goods.
Scotland on Sunday: October 3 2010
The Style Doctor
Interior designer Doreen Smith says Skinflint lighting designers based in Cornwall produce a variety of one off desk lamps. The company uses reclaimed and salvaged lights from 1900-1960 making them ideal for both contemporary and period interiors.
The Sunday Times, Style Magazine: September 5 2010
Lifestyle Interiors: Search and Rescue, Get The Look. Angled Factory Lampshade from Skinflintdesign.co.uk
Living Etc: August 2010
Grand Designs: July 2010
Details: Everything you need to go from first to final fix. History repeating give your Grand Design some character with reclaimed lights from Skinflintdesign. The company trawls factories and warehouses across Europe and updates stock weekly..... Look out for the company in the new series of TV's Grand Designs later this year- it supplied lights for one of the houses and was recently filmed for the episode.
World of Interiors: May 2010
The Observer: May 2010
Guardian and Observer Guide to Vintage and Antiques:
Supplier of Vintage lighting to everyone from private customers to museums. Whether you are after floor, ceiling or wall mounted lamps, owners Sophie and Chris Miller are sure to have something of interest.
Sunday Telegraph. Stella: April 2010
40 Best Interiors Addresses by Gareth Wyn Davis Think old Anglepoises, Bauhaus style desk lamps, and Opaline globes that would be perfect for hanging in a row down a hall or over a kitchen worktop
Period Living: May 2010
Industrial Lighting lights designed for the workplace are a practical choice for your home ‘factory and workshop lights look particularly good in hard-working areas of your home such as the kitchen, family dining room or study’
Antique Explorer: March 2010
‘Clean lines and rich patinas. Industrial lighting is elegant in its simplicity....also because they were actually used in factories they function extremely well.’
Design Week: January 2010
Lighting Design group SKINFLINT launches its latest range of light fittings this week
Cornwall Today: December 2009
This month’s must have:
‘Reclaimed Lighting. Restoration gives these wonderful fittings a new lease of life as well as cult status.’
Elle Decoration: December 2009
‘if it’s too cold to hit the streets looking for vintage go online! For lighting visit Skinflint Design’
Vogue: November 2009
More Dash Than Cash Vogue’s A-Z of pound-saving tricks ‘I for Interiors- the fittings look fresh and distinctive and cost far less
than a designer shade’
Lighting: October 2009
‘taking a break from running his unique business selling reclaimed lighting Chris Miller talks to Andy Rennison about working
from the beach, beating the recession and the Bond background of his business partner’
Homes & Garden: October 2009
H&G Web interview with Jane Akkers skinflintdesign.co.uk Sophie and Chris Miller’s website offers lighting that has been
carefully restored without losing any character.
How did Skinflint Design Evolve? My experience as a lighting designer and Sophie’s as a stylist and art director drew us
towards this niche area. We share a love of both the design and history of period lighting sand its restoration, so all items
on our website are original having been updated to current environmental specifications…
The Times: September 30th 2009
Daily Universal Register Web search Skinflint- skinflint designs and deals in 20th century reclaimed lighting and salvaged lights.
You can buy quirky industrial looking lamps: ceiling and wall lights made from polished aluminium and glass American Naval
Bulkheads: and lamps reclaimed from factories and Victorian era hospitals.
The Sunday Times, Home: September 6th 2009
The Cornish based duo Chris and Sophie Miller specialise in reclaimed lighting. They source products across Europe from the
former Eastern Bloc to Victorian Hospitals and rewire them and update them to take modern bulbs.
Cornish World: September 2009
Something different… beautiful salvaged lighting from SKINFLINT original 1920’s prismatic lighting salvaged from Cornish
churches, industrial factory lights and reclaimed lighting from Victorian hospitals- these and much more feature in the eclectic
and everchanging collection from exciting new lighting brand SKINFLINT.
Grand Designs: August 2009
“NewsFlash’ Get one of a kind finds for your home at skinflintdesigns online shop which sells restored lights from schools
churches hospitals and more.
The Sunday Times, Style: August 23 2009
Interiors ‘Get The Look’ the Ideas Lab
Home Building and Renovating: August 2009
“On The Web’ lighting- from original Art Deco fixtures to 1960’s German table lamps or lights sourced from the MOD
skinflintdesign.co.uk is a treasure trove of unique, reclaimed and salvaged lighting for the home.
Telegraph Magazine: July 2009
David Nicholls Design Notebook ‘Light Relief’ Skinflintdesign is a new website that specialises in unusual reclaimed lighting from
the mid 20th Century. There are pendants, floor lights and desk lamps from hospitals, churches and old factories all restored
and rewired for modern use.
Design Week: July 2009
Lighting Design group SKINFLINT is set to launch reclaimed factory light shades from the now defunct lighting manufacturer REVO.