meet the maker

Torneado & Wood

Hello, I’m Carl, the guy behind Torneado & Wood. Here you’ll find hand turned contemporary lamps, all made in my workshop in Devon. ​

In 2015 I uncovered a 1950s Myford ML-8 lathe in my father-in-law’s workshop which belonged to my wife’s late great Uncle Bert. Without knowing what wood turning really was, I took a course and from there was hooked. I enjoy designing and creating contemporary pieces using traditional methods.

All of the wood that I use is from a sustainable source here in Devon and I only use the finest quality fixtures and fittings to create my lamps along with a rigorous PAT testing process.

These are a selection of my designs, but I can make pretty much anything out of wood. If you’d like to commission a bespoke table lamp, or a tall lamp base, or a different piece of wooden furniture, I can help. I’ve even made bespoke fireplace surrounds. Email me at carlhigginsis@hotmail.com to enquire.

Torneado & Wood

Hello, I’m Carl, the guy behind Torneado & Wood. Here you’ll find hand turned contemporary lamps, all made in my workshop in Devon, from local sustainably sourced wood. ​I enjoy designing and creating contemporary pieces using traditional methods, and I only use the finest quality fixtures and fittings to create my lamps along with a rigorous PAT testing process. These are a selection of my designs, but I can make pretty much anything out of wood from bespoke lamp bases to fireplace surrounds. Email me at carlhigginsis@hotmail.com to enquire.

our edit

We’ve curated a selection of Carl’s handmade wood lamp bases below, available for our customers to buy at an exclusive 10% May Interiors partner discount. Prices below include free shipping. All of these designs can be handmade within 2 weeks, to fit either a standard lampshade or a naked filament bulb light fitting, and can be fitted with either an electric blue or black flex cord switch, depending on your preference. If you love Carl’s work, you can find more of his products here.

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