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The Drifter Light Re-Carved
Taken from the cricketing term ‘drift’ and inspired by the dancing forms of driftwood as it glides through the water, Ochre’s Drifter Lights are hand-carved in oak by traditional British cricket bat makers. With new circular and oval Drifters introduced, visit their Pimlico gallery to learn more.
Taken from the cricketing term ‘drift’ and inspired by the dancing forms of driftwood as it glides through the water, Ochre’s Drifter Lights are hand-carved in oak by traditional British cricket bat makers.
The elongated, linear pendant is now joined by its circular and oval counterparts, and are all set with striking brass and saddle leather details and with whole LED strips discreetly embedded within each piece. The graceful silhouettes of the Drifter pieces and the invariably careful consideration of the way light is cast from them is a result of intense research and a rigorous creative process. As each piece of wood has its own integrity, so too does each Drifter Light. Casting a warm glow, the Drifters are ideal to have above bars, kitchen islands and in multiples above dining tables.
The Drifter Lights have been over two years in development, with the idea initially arising when Harriet bought a cricket bat for her son. She spotted the workshop behind the storefront and was inspired by the craftsmanship, seeing first-hand the willow clefts being pressed and stripped back. After a conversation with the maker, Ochre decided to add its unique spin to the process and used untreated oak to create a prototype of the Drifter. There is now an option for them to be finished in smoke grey.
This drive of reinterpreting age-old crafts with a contemporary sensibility is synonymous with their aim of creating multi-functional pieces that enhance lives. Each Drifter piece is made to order, ensuring impeccable standards of manufacture, but simultaneously each piece is entirely unique and can be customised according to the space.