Elstead is one of the leading residential lighting manufacturer and distributors in the UK, they specialise in decorative residential lighting that take classical influences in their design and style. Elstead are proud to still use traditional handcrafts in the production of their lights as well as embrace the modern technology available with CNC machines. A large number of the Elstead interior collection is manufactured in Alton using traditional welding and patination skills to create distinctive products.
Pioneered by engineering greats such as British inventor Joseph Swan in the mid-1800’s and later developed commercially by the American inventor Thomas Edison, what is often referred to today as the Carbon Filament lamp was developed. In their day these lamps were seen as purely functional, but today the vintage look of the filament has timeless appeal and is used extensively in much of the photography within our collection.
In some countries these lamps have to be sold for Industrial Use Only and not for household use.