Journal 3 | Spotlight on: Sustainably made, British hand-crafted pendant lights exclusive to Hemming & Wills
September 20, 2019
We’re a small (but with big ambitions!), independent business and we’re always looking to support other smaller, independent brands. So we’ve teamed up with Moom from sunny Bournemouth who hand-craft a stunning, premium collection of pendant lights made using recycled ‘chucks’.
They use a traditional method of manufacture called 'metal spinning' in which a metal disc is shaped in a similar way to clay being formed in a potter's wheel. They breathe new life into disused moulds (known as chucks) that would otherwise have been discarded and consigned to the scrap heap. In a former life, they may have been used to create anything from airplane nose-cones to gas cylinders to musical instruments but now they live on and are used to create Moom’s beautiful light collection. It’s this sustainable loop of reusing old materials and reducing waste to create long lasting, design led home products, that really fits so well with us here at H&W.
There are six different pendant style lights that will complement many home or commercial interior styles:
The Callisto is perhaps the most classic of the range, yet in a modern contemporary style and available in a variety of classic and contemporary colours. The neck of the lights is finished in either brass or copper and there’s a colour complementary fabric braided cable, which combine to create a stunning lamp suited to living, dining and kitchen spaces together with commercial spaces. £185
The Maha takes the lead from fisherman’s lamps! It’s a modern take on a classic style that combines stunning contemporary finishes and beech wood, paired with a colour coordinated fabric braided cable. They look stunning in kitchen and dining spaces. From £195
The Murama is aviation inspired. It takes its shape and design from an airplane nose-cone and is definitely a statement light, yet maintains a simple, clean design. Finished in both striking colours (check out the bold orange!) as well more classic shades, it works really well in both larger living spaces and commercial spaces. £180
The Aku is the baby of the Moom collection but its size doesn’t detract from its understated style. In stunning colours or natural lacquered copper, brass or aluminium finishes, complemented by a hand-turned wooden top and colour coordinated fabric braided cable, they’re perfect paired up in a dining or living space. They will add contemporary charm in abundance. £170
The Artemis is a traditionally styled pendant light with a twist. Its powder coated finishes create a stunning contemporary look. Whilst there's also are a range of metal finishes - copper, brass or aluminium - which can be left 'raw' to age naturally for a real industrial look or they can be lacquered to maintain a newer, more modern look. The lights are complemented by colour coordinated hanging chains and fabric, braided cables. The flexibility of the Artemis allows it to work in many living, dining and commercial spaces. From £190
The Oberon is perhaps the boldest light of the Moom collection. The bulbous shape of the Oberon is unlike any other light out there but the grill and rivets give it a more traditional appearance. It’s an industrial styled and finished pendant light that can be left ‘raw’ to age or lacquered for a more finessed style, complemented by colour coordinated hanging chains and fabric, braided cables. It’s a statement lamp that works really well in larger home and commercial spaces. From £195
All Moom lamps are expertly handmade in Bournemouth using high quality, real sheet metals. They are not plated on top of cheaper materials. It takes years to acquire the skill and experience of this trade and the lovely guys behind Moom have over 50 years of it!