The Good Surprise handcrafted lamp was born from the combination of the modernity of Plexiglas® and the industrial charm of metal.
During the second world war, the time is the restriction especially on gasoline. That’s why the market for electric vehicles (cars, boats …) appears in order to propose a viable solution with energy not yet rationed.
LMV presents a luminaire made with a equipment from this era. This is a battery charger boat sailing on the Thames around 1940. It was produced by J.B. Marr. He has been an English instrument manufacturer based at Beacon Lodge on Strawberry Vale (twickenham). Light My Vintage associated with this object a Selum neon bulb of the 70s. Selum is a Romanian manufacture created in 1936.
Two switches are present on the charger case. The first allows to diffuse an orange tangential light through the plexiglass and turn on the ammeter with a dark red interior light. And the second switch allows to light the bulb, the letters GS (Good Surprise) orange highlight the colour of the beautiful patina of the charger.
The Good Surprise handcrafted lamp will find its perfect place in your living room, where it will bring an irresistible industrial flair.